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The relationship between the interaction coefficient and the unhindered relative volume in a suspension

The relationship between the interaction coefficient and the unhindered relative volume in a... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to expand the theoretical meaning and application of the separate components of the interaction coefficient as obtained from the generalized viscosity model. Design/methodology/approach – Both theoretical and experimental analysis have been utilized to better understand the meaning of the separate components of the interaction coefficient obtained from the generalized viscosity model. Analysis of the experimental data of Schaller and Humphrey has been used to successfully isolate the separate components of the interaction coefficient. Findings – The relative unhindered volume is the volume outside the sphere of influence of a particle that is responsible for the viscosity characteristics of a coating. This is the volume available for particles to move in the suspension and still contribute to the viscosity. The smaller the relative unhindered volume the higher the viscosity. As the interaction coefficient, σ , increases the particles increase their interaction with each other and the relative unhindered volume decreases. Using the data of Schaller and Humphrey, it was found that the interaction coefficient agreed best with the theoretical expectation relative to particle size when the ionic strength was low. At high levels of ionic strength, the solvent‐particle component of the interaction coefficient was dominant and the influence of particle size on the interaction coefficient was minimal. Research limitations/implications – Only one set of experimental data was successfully utilized for illustrative purposes in this study but the resulting analysis has implicated a broad range of practical applications. In addition, the general theoretical concepts elucidated relative to the interaction coefficient should still be applicable independent of the experimental results. Practical implications – The analysis presented in this paper provides several practical guidelines to separate and control the charge component of pigments in a suspension from their size component using the interaction coefficient as described in this study. Consequently, the results of this study should provide several new practical approaches to use when attempting to control the viscosity of suspensions for a broad range of practical applications and for a broad range of suspension types including coatings. Originality/value – This is the first time that the theoretical statistical character of the interaction coefficient as indicated in the generalized viscosity model has been specifically elucidated. In addition, the relatively simple experimental separation of the interaction coefficient into its size and electrical components has been shown to be widely applicable in this paper. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pigment & Resin Technology Emerald Publishing

The relationship between the interaction coefficient and the unhindered relative volume in a suspension

Pigment & Resin Technology , Volume 37 (4): 10 – Jul 4, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0369-9420
DOI
10.1108/03699420810887834
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to expand the theoretical meaning and application of the separate components of the interaction coefficient as obtained from the generalized viscosity model. Design/methodology/approach – Both theoretical and experimental analysis have been utilized to better understand the meaning of the separate components of the interaction coefficient obtained from the generalized viscosity model. Analysis of the experimental data of Schaller and Humphrey has been used to successfully isolate the separate components of the interaction coefficient. Findings – The relative unhindered volume is the volume outside the sphere of influence of a particle that is responsible for the viscosity characteristics of a coating. This is the volume available for particles to move in the suspension and still contribute to the viscosity. The smaller the relative unhindered volume the higher the viscosity. As the interaction coefficient, σ , increases the particles increase their interaction with each other and the relative unhindered volume decreases. Using the data of Schaller and Humphrey, it was found that the interaction coefficient agreed best with the theoretical expectation relative to particle size when the ionic strength was low. At high levels of ionic strength, the solvent‐particle component of the interaction coefficient was dominant and the influence of particle size on the interaction coefficient was minimal. Research limitations/implications – Only one set of experimental data was successfully utilized for illustrative purposes in this study but the resulting analysis has implicated a broad range of practical applications. In addition, the general theoretical concepts elucidated relative to the interaction coefficient should still be applicable independent of the experimental results. Practical implications – The analysis presented in this paper provides several practical guidelines to separate and control the charge component of pigments in a suspension from their size component using the interaction coefficient as described in this study. Consequently, the results of this study should provide several new practical approaches to use when attempting to control the viscosity of suspensions for a broad range of practical applications and for a broad range of suspension types including coatings. Originality/value – This is the first time that the theoretical statistical character of the interaction coefficient as indicated in the generalized viscosity model has been specifically elucidated. In addition, the relatively simple experimental separation of the interaction coefficient into its size and electrical components has been shown to be widely applicable in this paper.

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Pigment & Resin TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 4, 2008

Keywords: Viscosity measurement; Suspensions (chemical); Pigments; Solutions

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