The secret life of shampoo

Bubbles and droplets through the eyes of engineers

Dr Shane Huntington OAM

Published 24 May 2016

Episode 115

There’s more to the toiletries you use in your morning shower routine than froth and fragrance.

We speak to chemical engineers Professor Raymond Dagastine and Dr Rico Tabor to shed light on the phenomena of bubbles and droplets, and explain why their underlying physics and chemistry are important to a wide range of industrial processes.

“Very, very tiny bubbles have absolutely astronomical pressures within them,” says Dr Tabor.


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