water-in-oil emulsion


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water-in-oil emulsion

one in which water or aqueous solution is the dispersed phase and oil or oleaginous substance is the continuous phase.
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Kilpatrick, "Effects of Asphaltene Aggregation in Model Heptane-Toluene Mixtures on Stability of Water-in-Oil Emulsions," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 196, 23-34 (1997a).
Thew, "Electrostatic Destabilization of Water-in-Oil Emulsions under Conditions of Turbulent Flow," Transactions of the Institute of Chemical Engineers 74, 158-165 (1996).
Polarity has a great impact on the stability of both oil-in-water and water-in-oil emulsions.
We've already demonstrated pre-stabilized water-in-oil emulsions and urea-SCR systems that have respectively removed from 15 to 45 percent and up to 90 percent of NOx," he continued.