Bounding the stability and rupture condition of emulsion and foam films

Coons, J. and Halley, P. and McGlashan, S. and Tran-Cong, T. (2005) Bounding the stability and rupture condition of emulsion and foam films. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 83 (A7). pp. 915-925. ISSN 0263-8762


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[Abstract]: A scaling law is presented that provides a complete solution to the equations bounding
the stability and rupture of thin films. The scaling law depends on the fundamental
physicochemical properties of the film and interface to calculate bounds for the critical
thickness and other key film thicknesses, the relevant waveforms associated with
instability and rupture, and film lifetimes. Critical thicknesses calculated from the scaling
law are shown to bound the values reported in the literature for numerous emulsion and
foam films. The majority of critical thickness values are between 15 to 40 percent lower
than the upper bound critical thickness provided by the scaling law.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: thin films, stability, critical thickness, spontaneous rupture, scaling law
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090403 Chemical Engineering Design
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090404 Membrane and Separation Technologies

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