Last Updated on 10 March 2021 by Vincent Billot
Case study – Development of an instrumented micro-pilot method for liquid foams
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Applicant : R&D
Following various requests with foaming issues or interest in enhancing foam’s texture, RHEONIS has developped an instrumented micro-pilot approach upon its rheometry platform in order to produce liquid foams in controlled conditions with the ability to qualify their texture and stability.
Setting up a foam’s instrumental approach based on fluidization cell
RHEONIS applied its expertises in rheometry, experimental physics, special apparatus – fluidization cell mountable on rheometers- and its unique methodology for the development of an instrumented micro-pilot.
In this context, the following actions have been performed :
- Preliminary foam production trials in the fluidization cell
- Adjustment of the combined mechanical/optical density tracking
- Production conditions and properties of the foam
- Application note redaction
Produce and qualify liquid foams and theirs influence factors
Foaming is essentially qualified by empirical observations. We have demonstrated in this study the possibility to combine foam’s preparation in controlled conditions (air injection, agitation, ingredients,…) and the qualification of properties of interest (stability, texture, …). Influencing factors of liquid foams become easy to evaluate, investigate and indeed control.
Opening possibilities for foams R&D thanks to the instrumented micro-pilot approach
Determining optimized process conditions for foam production (or foaming avoidance)
Optimizing foam’s texture
Qualifying formulation impact (surfactant, anti-foaming,…)
Understanding product/process influence factors