emulsion breaking

emulsion breaking

[ə′məl·shən ‚brāk·iŋ]
(chemistry)
In an emulsion, the combined sedimentation and coalescence of emulsified drops of the dispersed phase so that they will settle out of the carrier liquid; can be accomplished mechanically (in settlers, cyclones, or centrifuges) with or without the aid of chemical additives to increase the surface tension of the droplets.
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Limited Tenders are invited for Supply Of Emulsion Breaking Chemical For Bpcl, Mumbai Refinery
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