Characterisation, Modification & Mathematical Modelling of Sudsing

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dc.contributor.author Cox, Simon
dc.contributor.author Ran, L.
dc.contributor.author Garrett, P.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Sian
dc.contributor.author Embley, B.
dc.contributor.author Tong, M.
dc.contributor.author Grassia, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T09:22:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T09:22:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Cox , S , Ran , L , Garrett , P , Jones , S , Embley , B , Tong , M & Grassia , P 2011 , ' Characterisation, Modification & Mathematical Modelling of Sudsing ' Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , vol 382 , no. 1-3 , pp. 50-57 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0927-7757
dc.identifier.other PURE: 160421
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6758
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6758
dc.description L. Ran, S.A. Jones, B. Embley, M.M. Tong, P.R. Garrett, S.J. Cox, P. Grassia and S.J. Neethling (2011) Characterisation, Modification & Mathematical Modelling of Sudsing. Coll. Surf. A. 382:50-57. Sponsorship: Financial support is gratefully acknowledged from EPSRC and Procter and Gamble through EP/F000499/1 (LR, BE, PRG), EP/F000049/1 (SAJ), EP/F000286/1 (MMT) and EP/D071127/1 (SJC). en
dc.description.abstract A programme of research is outlined which considers the foaming performance and foam behaviour of surfactant systems commonly encountered in hand-wash laundry detergent applications. An experimental study of the physical chemistry of foam generation indicates that precipitation of a typical anionic surfactant with calcium forms mesophase particles and causes a marked reduction in the rate of transport of surfactant to air-water surfaces and a concomitant reduction in foaming. Oily soil antifoam effects are however insensitive to the presence of calcium, being equally effective regardless of pH and calcium content. They may be reproduced by a simple particle-oil mixture of a saturated and an unsaturated triglyceride (e.g. tristearin and triolein respectively). A detailed foam rheometry study is performed using foam flowing through a constriction. Bubble shapes are used to deduce the normal and shear stresses across the foam flow field. Broad agreement between the experimental stress field and that obtained from quasi-static simulations is demonstrated. As foam flow-rate increases, a different model, which takes explicit account of viscous dissipative forces within the foam flow field is required. The dissipative foam flow model predicts differential shrinkage and stretch rates of foam films. Coupled to a model for surfactant transport, this shows the extent to which surfactant concentration accumulates in shrinking films and is depleted in stretching films. In addition to film stretching, it is also important to know about film bursting or failure rates. Here failure rates are estimated using capillary suction pressures exerted on the films by Plateau border channels around film edges. The failure rates can then be employed to predict the evolution of bubble size at various spatial locations in a foam: reasonable agreement with experimental bubble size distributions is obtained. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects en
dc.title Characterisation, Modification & Mathematical Modelling of Sudsing en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.11.028
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Mathematics & Physics (ADT) en
dc.contributor.institution Mathematical Modelling of Structures, Solids and Fluids en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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