Results of the experimental study of changes in the bubble size statistics during aging of wet foams are discussed. It is proposed that the evolution of the bubble radii distributions can be described in terms of the one dimensional Fokker- Planck equation. The empirical distributions of the bubble radii exhibit a self-similarity of their shapes and can be transformed to a time-independent form using the radius renormalization. Analysis of obtained data allows us to suggest that the drift term of the Fokker-Planck equation dominates in comparison with the diffusion term in the case of aging of isolated quasi-stable wet foams.
The temporal evolution of the metastable and unstable foams had been studied. Diffusion wave spectroscopy was chosen as the diagnostic method, with calculation of the correlation time of the fluctuations in the intensity of the probing radiation. It was established that the correlation time increases with the time according to the power law with different parameters, depending on the type of the evolution and was found to be equal to 0.5 for the case of the metastable and to 2,52 for the unstable foam. It was also determined that the behaviour of the correlation time agrees well with the evolution of the characteristic dimensions of the scatterers in the form of bubbles in the medium, which can be used for contactless monitoring of the foaming processes in the production of the foam-like materials for various applications, for example, in the synthesis of the biocompatible polymer matrices - scaffolds.