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Multi Factorial Analysis of Foam Properties

Elbadawi, A. M. and Pearson, J. S. (2002) Multi Factorial Analysis of Foam Properties. International Dyer, 187 (2). p. 28. ISSN 0020-658X

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Abstract

Improved understanding of foam density, viscosity, and penetration time facilitates consistent foam to fabric application. An experiment applied four control variables (Laviron 118S-surfactant, Kelzan S-thickener, blow ratio, and rotor speed) at five levels (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2) to Mondomix generated foam. Multiple regression analysis revealed that blow ratio and rotor speed affected foam density and that surfactant, thickener, blow ratio, and rotor speed affected foam viscosity and penetration. The linear relationship of foam viscosity to all control variables suggested that blow ratio modification conferred economic benefits to foam generation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2008 17:33
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2008 17:33
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1297

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