A discussion of fundamental characteristics, theories and applications for liquid-liquid colloidal dispersions. It profiles experimental and traditional measurement techniques in a variety of emulsified systems, including rheology, nuclear magnetic resonance, dielectric spectroscopy, microcalorimetry, video enhanced microscopy, and conductivity.
Table of Contents
Characterization of water/oil interfaces; a few examples of the importance of phase diagrams for the properties and behaviour of emulsions; structure and stability of emulsions; coupling of coalescence and flocculation in dilute water/oil emulsions; macroemulsions from the perspective of microemulsions; dielectric spectroscopy on emulsions and related colloidal systems - a review; electroacoustic characterization of emulsions; acoustic and electroacoustic spectroscopy for characterizing emulsions and microemulsions; food emulsions; ultrasonic characterization of food emulsions; rheology of concentrated emulsions; emulsions -the NMR perspective; surface forces and emulsions stability; microcalorimetry; video enhanced microscopy investigation of droplets and size distributions; conductivity measurements; multiple emulsions; environmental emulsions; towards the atomic-level simulations of water-in-crude oil membranes; asphaltene based crude oil emulsions; heavy crude oil emulsions; water-in-crude oil emulsions in recovery of hydrocarbons for oil sand; interfacial rheology of crude oil emulsions; film properties of ashaltenes and resins; chemical demulsification of stable crude oil and bitumen emulsions in petroleum recovery - a review; demulsifiers in oil industry; dynamic processes in surfactant stabilized emulsions; three-phase wellstream gravity separation; compact electrostatic coalescer technology; formation of gas hydrates in stationary and flowing water/oil emulsions.
". . .a comprehensive, theoretical and practical overview. . .. . . .thoroughly reviews the colloid chemical and rheological properties of crude oil emulsions. "