Analysis of the phase inversion characteristics of liquid-liquid dispersions



Correlations of the collision frequency and the coalescence frequency of an agitated dispersion are combined with models relating drop sizes and hold-up to agitator speed, to predict the ambivalence range and phase inversion composition of liquid-liquid dispersions. Our model was tested by comparing predicted and experimental phase invesrion compositions of the system toluene-water ad carbontetrachloride-water. In addition, the predicted results have been compared ith published results for the system kerosene-water, and in all cases, agreemet between predicted and experimental resutls are excellent.