Emulsification of Edible Oil in a Aqueous Solution
James investigated the formation of oil droplets within an aqueous solution to increase the turbity of the solution. The aim of this work was to produce droplets with a chosen mean size and with a distribution as narrow as practicably possible, constrained by the need for application on plant. Experiments were carried out by modifying the multi-pass rheometer to allow small scale emulsification experiments to be carried out in a controlled environment. Experiments on a larger scale were carried out using a laboratory homogeniser. Computer simulation were carried out using commerical computational fluid dynamics software to model flow conditions inside the experimental apparatus. The project was funded by an EPSRC Industrial CASE Award and in conjuction with Quest International NV .