Recent advances of characterization techniques for the formation, physical properties and stability of Pickering emulsion

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Recently, there have been increasing demand for the application of Pickering emulsions in various industries due to its combined advantage in terms of cost, quality and sustainability. This review aims to provide a complete overview of the available methodology for the physical characterization of emulsions that are stabilized by solid particles (known as Pickering emulsion). Current approaches and techniques for the analysis of the formation and properties of the Pickering emulsion were outlined along with the expected results of these methods on the emulsions. Besides, the application of modelling techniques has also been elaborated for the effective characterization of Pickering emulsions. Additionally, approaches to assess the stability of Pickering emulsions against physical deformation such as coalescence and gravitational separation were reviewed. Potential future developments of these characterization techniques were also briefly discussed. This review can act as a guide to researchers to better understand the standard procedures of Pickering emulsion assessment and the advanced methods available to date to study these emulsions, down to the minute details.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102117
Number of pages23
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • Characterization
  • Formation
  • Mathematical correlation
  • Pickering emulsion
  • Properties
  • Stability

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