Microfluidic methods to study emulsion formation

Kelly Muijlwijk (cover) web

Thesis Muijlwijk, K.

Wageningen University

The focus of this thesis was to use microfluidic methods to study emulsifier adsorption and coalescence stability of emulsions. The underlying thought was to gain better understanding of emulsion formation and physical stability during processing. This information is expected to help optimise processes with respect to ingredient formulation and processing conditions, and will form a scientific basis for new process design. The main challenge was to investigate the aspects mentioned earlier at very short time-scales, and in this chapter the most important findings will be discussed and related to industrial emulsification.