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Emulsification

The dispersion or suspension of fine particles or globules of one or more liquids in another liquid. The emulsification process is important in all types of cleaning where oily or fatty soils are encountered. The principal agent in emulsification is the surfactant, with aid from a builder that ties up hardness minerals. See Also: Alkylaryl Sulfonate Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Wetting Agent