Explaining solubilization kinetics

A. F. Chan, D. Fennell Evans, E. L. Cussler

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Solubilization rates of fatty acids in pure detergent solutions are controlled by mixed micelle desorption and diffusion. Solubilization rates in partially saturated detergent solutions also involve exchange of fatty acids between the solid and the solution. These conclusions depend on models like those used in gas‐solid catalysis and in tracer diffusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1012
Number of pages7
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1976
Externally publishedYes


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