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Special Issue "Emulsion Applications"
A special issue of Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: asphaltenes; coalescence and demulsification; crude oils and bitumens—composition and surface properties; emulsions and microemulsions; enhanced oil recovery; industrial colloidal and interfacial systems; surface and interfacial chemistry of petroleum fuels; surfactants; wettability
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Emulsions, whether as products or involved in processes, are all around us in the modern world. The scope of emulsions applications is a result of the skill and imagination of researchers in this field over many years. For decades, the adage that “oil and water do not mix” has been challenged, and with the ready availability of numerous natural and synthetic emulsifiers with molecular characteristics differing in oil/water compatibility, these unlikely bed-fellows are now able to work together in ways that the individual liquids cannot.
This Special Issue is therefore a celebration of emulsion research, embracing both fundamental and applied aspects, which enables the contemporary diversity of emulsions in science and technology to be highlighted.
Of particular interest are contributions in the following categories, relevant to emulsion formulation, characterization, and applications, namely:
- Developments in complex emulsions (e.g., phase-change, and multiple and Janus emulsions)
- Oil/water separation—demulsification by physical and chemical means
- Pickering–Ramsden emulsions
- Emulsion rheology
- Emulsion-derived materials and morphology control
- Highly concentrated emulsions—formulation, properties, and applications
- Oil-in-oil and water-in-water emulsions
- Influence of interfacial properties on emulsion characteristics
- In-situ measurements of emulsion interfacial properties
Contributions are also welcome from the many industries that manufacture or handle emulsions and emulsion products as part of their day-to-day businesses, including food, paint and ink, agrochemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and cosmetic industries, to name but a few.
Prof. Dr. Spencer Taylor
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Colloids and Interfaces is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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