oil-water interface

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Noun1.oil-water interface - an interface forming the boundary between the non-miscible liquids oil and water
interface - (chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids or chemical phases)
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Whey protein can act as an emulsifier that forms nanometer-thick rigid layers at the oil-water interface and can provide stability against coalescing oil droplets.
As more copies of the target DNA are produced, they move towards the oil-water interface, resulting in measurable changes in surface tension.
It also increases the surface area of the oil-water interface, where the microbes live that consume the oil for energy, so it also increases the biodegradation rate.
Because periodic low frequency vibration waves intensify the contact of the surfactant solution and the oil in the oil-water interface, the crude oil is packaged by more surfactant molecules, forming organized O/W molecular assemblies; furthermore because of more surfactant-packaged oil, the concentration of the surfactant solution in the interface decreases which results in the spread of surfactant from internal surfactant solution to oil-water interface so that more crude oil is emulsified.
Surfactants will absorb at an air-water or oil-water interface and at the surface of a solid.
Particles having one side which is hydrophilic and the other hydrophobic are, consequently, named Janus particles and they can be used to stabilize the oil-water interface.
The length scale for asphaltene diffusion from the bulk to the oil-water interface in these well-mixed systems is small enough that the viscosity or density of the oil phase probably has a very small effect on the long time stability of the emulsion and the differences between petroleums is due to asphaltene interactions with the interface.