Posts Categorized: APPLICATIONS

Wetting Phenomena under High Pressure and Vacuum Conditions

High pressure and high temperature applications can easily be found in many areas, from basic and fundamental research to inevitable utilization in oilfields where gas injection, thermal injection, steam flooding and  fire flooding technique are applied to enhance oil recovery.  Our various chambers, attachable to OCA and DCAT devices are available for temperature control from -30 to 1900C, pressure control from 10E-7 […]

Nano/micro Surface Treatments

Researchers work on proprietary particle coating and surface treatment technology to tailor the surface properties of the nanoparticles. By discreetly encapsulating individual particles with various chemical and physical processes, they are able to meet a customer’s performance requirements by controlling the particle size distribution, ensuring compatibility with the customer’s formulation, and including beneficial additives to control pH or […]

Surface Structures Fabrication and Verification

A fine (micro- or nano-patterned) Si-based mold is fabricated by a conventional VLSI process and the mold is directly pressed to a thin glass plate using a hot-press machine.  Fabrication of fine grating on a glass surface can be achieved by imprint lithography using a Si3N4/SiO2/Si mold and a low Tg glass. The imprint conditions are designed […]

Foam Generation and Stability

A foam is a colloidal dispersion in which a gas is dispersed in a continuous liquid phase. Many examples of foams in industry and everyday life can be found easily such as shampoo, bubble bath, dishwater detergent, cleaner, laundry, coffee, beer, beverages, soda, mining process, oil recovery, environment remedy, and so on. Solid foams, dispersions of […]

Cleaning Processes Optimization and Validation

There is a tremendous amount of types of industrial parts and surfaces required for cleaning before they become a finished product for users.  All the relevant processes or procedures to respond to the required cleanliness, whether they are chemical or physical methods will be interested in the effectiveness of their cleaning processes and cleaning formulations. The industry […]

Enhanced Oil Recovery/Oil Drilling/Petroleum Geology

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technologies are used to increase the amount of oil that can be extracted from an existing oil field after the primary and secondary production stages. These technologies play on the physics of how oil is trapped in the rocks and are primarily aimed at either decreasing the interfacial forces holding the […]

On-line Surface/Auto Parts/Metal Cleaning

For massive part production quantity, and associated surface finishing industries, the name of the game in today’s competitive landscape is speed combined with consistent quality and robustness.  The ‘speed’ refers to time-to-market and how early developers can create superior offers to their customers.  Any later entrants, are competitors to this first application in market place as consistent challengers. […]

Medical Devices and Biomaterials

A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or similarly related article that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat diseases and conditions, but does not achieve its purposes through chemical action within or on the body.  Medical devices act by other behaviors like physical, mechanical, or thermal means.  Medical devices vary greatly in complexity and application.  Biomedical device product […]

Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery System

Pharmaceutical/drug products, in the form in which they are marketed for use, typically involve a mixture of active drug components and non-drug components, along with other non-reusable material.  Depending on the context, multiple unit dose can refer to distinct drug products, or it can also sometimes refer specifically to the chemical formulation of a drug product’s constituent drug substances […]

Household Products and Detergents

Household cleaning products include the following product subcategories: sanitation & janitorial cleaners/cleaning products, industrial/technical cleaners, kitchen & catering cleaning agents, food & dairy processing cleaners, laundry agents, and others. It includes the following end-use applications: industrial, food & lodging, building service contractors, food & drinks, processing units, retail outlets, healthcare facilities, and many others.  Household cleaning […]

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

The cosmetics/personal care industry develops and manufactures products such as cosmetics, soaps, detergents, and more, which are used for personal hygiene and beautification.  The global beauty market is usually divided into the following main business segments: baby and child care, bath and shower, color cosmetics, deodorants, depilatories, fragrances, hair care, men’s grooming, oral care, toiletries, skin care, […]

Food and Flavor Formulations

Food texture is one of the major criteria that consumers use to judge the quality and freshness of consumables. When a food produces a physical sensation in the mouth (hard, soft, crispy, moist, dry, etc.), the consumer has a basis for determining the food’s quality (fresh, stale, tender, ripe).  A major challenge facing food developers is […]

Surfactants in Nanotechnology

Interest in nano-emulsions has been developing for about 20 years now, mainly for nano-particle preparation.  Not until recent years did direct applications of nano-emulsions in consumer products develops, mainly in pharmaceutical/drug, personal care, health care, agrochemical, film coating, cosmetic, consumable, carbon nano-tubes, and oil industries. Surfactants play major roles to ease the formation of nano-emulsions by […]

Nanoparticles, Nanowires and Microelectronics

Novel nanowires/nanoparticles/colloidal composite particles have great potential in applications such as thermal coatings, paints, inks, papers, adhesives, thin films, novel sensing materials, and hybrid emulsions for imaging or drug delivery.  Furthermore, the hierarchical assembly of nanowires, which provide building blocks into different architectures, will surely lead to devices with higher structural complexity and new functionality—used in […]

Interfacial Rheology

Interfacial transport phenomena are of specific importance in the applications of multiphase fluid systems (complex fluids-suspensions, dispersions and colloids), which possess a large specific surface. Microscopically, the formation of long-range ordered structures inside the created thin films has many implications of both fundamental and practical significance. Applications of interfacial transport phenomena can be found in […]

Interfacial Phenomena

Interfacial phenomena are significant factors that affect the adsorption of active ingredients such as: drugs onto solid adjuncts in dosage forms, penetration of molecules through all kinds of membranes, emulsion formation and stability, and the dispersion of insoluble particles in liquid media to form suspensions. Interfacial phenomena are also important in the characterization of materials […]

Coatings and Adhesives

In coating and adhesion/bonding operations, it is vital that the adhesive and paint are applied in the correct locations and spread over properly treated surfaces to achieve needed coverage and bond. Poor formulations and incorrectly applied adhesive/paint can weaken the bond and undermine the coating effect.  Hardening of the adhesive( the so called shark skin of the […]

Functional Surface Modifications

Functional surface modification is used to modify the surface of a material by bringing about desired physical, chemical or biological characteristics, different from the ones originally found onto the surface of a material.  The modification can be done by different methods by altering a wide range of characteristics of the surface, such as: roughness, hydrophilicity, surface charge, surface […]

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