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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(3), 761-804; doi:10.3390/ijms10030761
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An Algorithm for Emulsion Stability Simulations: Account of Flocculation, Coalescence, Surfactant Adsorption and the Process of Ostwald Ripening

Received: 18 November 2008; in revised form: 1 January 2009 / Accepted: 13 January 2009 / Published: 26 February 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Algorithms and Molecular Sciences)
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Abstract: The first algorithm for Emulsion Stability Simulations (ESS) was presented at the V Conferencia Iberoamericana sobre Equilibrio de Fases y Diseño de Procesos [Luis, J.; García-Sucre, M.; Urbina-Villalba, G. Brownian Dynamics Simulation of Emulsion Stability In: Equifase 99. Libro de Actas, 1st Ed., Tojo J., Arce, A., Eds.; Solucion’s: Vigo, Spain, 1999; Volume 2, pp. 364-369]. The former version of the program consisted on a minor modification of the Brownian Dynamics algorithm to account for the coalescence of drops. The present version of the program contains elaborate routines for time-dependent surfactant adsorption, average diffusion constants, and Ostwald ripening.
Keywords: Flocculation; Coalescence; Adsorption; Surfactant; Drops; Ostwald; Simulations; Emulsion; Deformation Flocculation; Coalescence; Adsorption; Surfactant; Drops; Ostwald; Simulations; Emulsion; Deformation
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Urbina-Villalba, G. An Algorithm for Emulsion Stability Simulations: Account of Flocculation, Coalescence, Surfactant Adsorption and the Process of Ostwald Ripening. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 761-804.

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Urbina-Villalba G. An Algorithm for Emulsion Stability Simulations: Account of Flocculation, Coalescence, Surfactant Adsorption and the Process of Ostwald Ripening. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(3):761-804.

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Urbina-Villalba, German. 2009. "An Algorithm for Emulsion Stability Simulations: Account of Flocculation, Coalescence, Surfactant Adsorption and the Process of Ostwald Ripening." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 3: 761-804.


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