2001 Volume 42 Issue 11 Pages 2422-2426
This paper describes a new measuring apparatus for the maximum bubble pressure method to confirm the pressure change pattern during bubble formation for wetting and nonwetting systems. Generally speaking, a sawtooth pressure pattern has been widely accepted by many researchers in the maximum bubble pressure method. Nevertheless, when the accumulated gas volume is very small, the pressure change pattern shows a chopping wave pattern as theoretically estimated for both systems. These phenomena were confirmed by the observation of the bubbles during the measurement in an aqueous system, and also confirmed by the identical pressure pattern in a mercury system.