Emulsion Breaking Techniques for Oil in Water Solvent Extractions - Brochure

Certain types of samples, such as those containing detergent, may form emulsions when doing an oil in water extraction into a solvent. The boundary between the solvent and the sample will have an emulsion layer that has a cloudy or milky appearance as shown in this photo. According to U.S. EPA Method 1664, "if the emulsion is greater than ...