disperse system


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disperse system

n.
A system, such as a colloid, consisting of a substance dispersed in a medium.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering Professional Development will offer a course, Design and Development of Disperse Systems for Oral and Topical Drug Delivery, April 28-30, in Las Vegas, NV.
He covers polymeric surfactants and colloid stability, a general classification of polymeric surfactants, solution properties, the adsorption and conformation of polymeric surfactants at interfaces, stabilizing disperse systems, the flocculation of disperse systems containing adsorbed polymeric surfactants, stabilizing emulsions and nanoemulsions, stabilizing suspensions, emulsion and dispersion polymerization, pharmacy, cosmetics and personal care products, paints and coatings, agrochemicals, and the food industry.
Many materials used today are disperse systems where one substance, often a particulate, is dispersed in another phase.
Hence, in the mixing of polymers, mostly disperse systems are formed, in which the minor constituent is dispersed in a matrix of the major constituent.