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Table 3

Average size of oil droplets dispersed in water for the two hydrophobic phases.

Optical microscope Laser particle sizer
(Nikon Eclipse E 600)1 (Malvern Mastersizer 2000)

Upper hydrophobic phase (µm) 1.12 ± 0.26 1.10 ± 0.58
Lower hydrophobic phase (µm) 1.40 ± 0.31 1.20 ± 0.81

Average values determined by manual measurement of the diameters of 200 droplets present on each microscope picture.

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