Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 1996-2008

Drop size distribution in emulsions O/W stabilized by nonionic emulsifier; Description of distribution by empirical relations

Miloslav Ludvíka and Petr Durdilb

a Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6
b Léčiva, 109 02 Prague 10


Here is analysed how suitable are the most frequently used empirical relations for description of drop size distribution. On a representative set of emulsifying experiments is demonstrated how suitable in the three-parametric logarithmic normal distribution according to Cohen and distribution according to Espenscheid-Kerker-Matijević. For these functions are proposed methods of parameter estimation suitable for their determination from the random sample of emulsion droplets. The fittnes of testing functions is discussed briefly.