Particle size analysis in everyday applications
Most of the objects that we use daily are developed based on a highly scientific process. We are speaking of particle analysis, pore analysis and viscosity analysis. These methods are widely used in all industries, from the food-processing industry, to the cosmetic industry and especially pharmaceutical industry. This way, manufacturers have the possibility to deliver better products, of a higher quality, regardless, below we have some daily applications of surface area and pore size analysis.
More than 234 million people suffer from asthma worldwide, from both wealthy countries, as well as less affluent countries. The standard treatment in this affection is coming in the form of an airway-administered. Inhalers help asthma sufferers to eliminate the discomfort usually experienced. However, the effectiveness of these devices varies considerably, based on several coordinates: the way in which the inhaler is built, the particle size of the medication used, the respiratory capacity of the user, as well as the administration technique. While the last two cannot be controlled by the manufacturers, they can make sure that an effective inhaler is built, by adapting the particle size and the construction of the device. In terms of particle size, the smaller, the better. This way, the medicine is pulverized more efficiently, and regardless of the sufferer’s administration method or respiratory capacity, the substances will reach the lungs.
The beauty industry is using at a large scale, various particle size analysis methods. Because the science behind these methods is deeply scientific, certain methods assure the development of better products, products that most of us are using every day.
- Emulsions are an oil and water mixture, which are difficult to develop in the lack of a deep analysis of particle behaviour. Size and distribution are two important variables that must be always adjusted in order to create high-quality emulsions.
- Foundation manufacturing company also invest plenty in particle analysis services, as this allows them to develop better and better products. The distribution and size of the particles in the foundation influence greatly the product’s stability rates and other crucial features (like the oxidation time).
- Lipsticks are also developed by using the same methods, because the product’s stability levels must be accomplished in order to deliver lasting products and vibrant colours.
The food and beverage industry
Taste is strongly influenced by the size and distribution of the various components of each food or drink. For instance, chocolate has to have a certain composition, as well as distribution and proportions of the components in order to achieve the so-called “mouth feel”. Due to this reason, manufacturing companies in the industry always make sure that they either establish a dedicated department inside their company, either hire a dedicated team from a professional company like Escubed.
These are only a few of the industries in which these methods are used in order for better products to be achieved. Without an exaggeration, we could say that these methods are used at such a large scale, that all the products in our daily lives are based and developed on them.