tensiometry


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tensiometry

[‚ten·sē′äm·ə·trē]
(engineering)
A discipline concerned with the measurement of tension or tensile strength.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Regardless of the chemical composition of the monoolein and biodiesel molecules, this can be attributed to the lower molar ratio of the monoolein than the biodiesel in the fuel blends, e.g., 0.5924 and 0.0009 mol/l in B20 and M325, respectively, resulting in an inability of monoolein to maintain the IFT in the emulsion as low as was measured via tensiometry.
Tensiometry. Quantitative values of mechanical properties of POSS-PCL and POSS-PCU samples subjected to ethanol, bleach (SDIC), plasma, ethylene oxide gas, UV radiation, antibiotic/antibiotic treatment, gamma irradiation, autoclaving (only POSS-PCU), and unsterilised controls for each sterilisation method are presented in Table 1.
These kind of measurement fall into the tensiometry area, where the contact angle is defined through the interfacial energy of the solid-liquid, liquid-vapour and solid-vapour interfaces (Hamraoui, et al., 2000).
The AE method sensitivity to the change in contact pressure is six times higher, than in case of the tensiometry method.
Since surface energetics analyses and tensiometry are essential to many fields and have been in use for decades, many methods of acquiring and analyzing contact angles have been developed, and much debate has gone into determining which methods produce the most accurate and precise results.
Masliyah, "Micron-Scale Tensiometry for Studying Density-Matched and Highly Viscous Fluids--with Application to Bitumen-in-Water Emulsions," Colloids Surfaces A 174, 147-157 (2000b).
After completion of the treatment period, the animals were killed by inhalation of chloroform and tissue samples were collected for use in the tensiometry test.
"Poly (ethylene terephthalate) Surface Dynamies in Air and Water Studied by Tensiometry and Molecular modeling." Polymer.
The IPM method analyses replicated soil water content and tensiometry measurements of soil profiles during transient flow events according to the following continuity or mass balance equation for soil water flux q(z,t) ([cm.sup.3]/h) at a certain depth z (cm) and time t (h) such that: