A sorption balance-based method to study the initial drying of dispersion droplets

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The initial drying of dispersion samples with varying geometries and surface areas was continuously recorded in a sorption balance at different temperatures and relative humidities. The samples were applied as small (5-20 mg) droplets on glass. We were able to show a linear dependence of the evaporation rate on the exposed surface area of the samples if the evaporative cooling was taken into account. The method outlined in the present paper facilitates scaling and comparison of results obtained from drying experiments with different-sized dispersion samples.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Materials Engineering
  • Chemical Sciences


  • sorption balance, film formation, dispersions, drying
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1712
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Polymer and Materials Chemistry (LTH) (011001041), Building Materials (011033004), Department of Chemistry (011001220)