Posts Tagged: Colloid Science

Wetting Phenomena under Magnetic Field/ High Pressure Conditions

Applications under high pressure and high temperature 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. Applications under high magnetic field are critical for new material designs, functional electronics performance and […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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