HLB number

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Description

An acronym for hydrophile lipophile balance number. The HLB number (from 1-40) provides a relative indication of a surfactant's ability to form a stable emulsion of oil and water (Wolbers, et al. 1990)

Additional Information

R. Wolbers, N. Sterman, C. Stavroudis, "Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings", Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1990.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990

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