Liquid ‘hold-up’ on stainless steel surfaces: II — Effect of surfactant concentration
Milledge, J.J. (1982) Liquid ‘hold-up’ on stainless steel surfaces: II — Effect of surfactant concentration. Journal of Food Engineering, 1, (2), 149-155. (doi:10.1016/0260-8774(82)90006-1).
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The effect of surfactant concentration on the ‘hold-up’ of a representative food liquid (sucrose solution) on various stainless steel surfaces was studied.
Surface finish was found to have a significant effect on ‘hold-up’, but no correlation was found between Ra value and ‘hold-up’.
Although surfactant concentration was found not to be a significant independent variable it did have a significant interaction with surface finish, the differences in ‘hold-up’ between the surface finishes being reduced by an increase in surfactant concentration.
Differing surfactant concentrations in food soils is proposed as a possible explanation of the conflicting reports in the literature on the cleanability of stainless steel.
An explanation of the effects of surface finish and surfactant concentration on ‘hold-up’ is proposed in terms of the effects on wetting and contact angle of surfactant and the nature of the surface.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:42|
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