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Emulsion Formation and Stability

ISBN: 978-3-527-31991-6
272 pages
February 2013
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The importance of emulsification techniques, their use in the production of nanoparticles for biomedical applications as well as application of rheological techniques for studying the interaction between the emulsion droplets is gathered in this reference work.

Written by some of the top scientists within their respective fields, this book covers such topics as emulsions, nano-emulsions, nano-dispersions and novel techniques for their investigation. It also considers the fundamental approach in areas such as controlled release, drug delivery and various applications of nanotechnology.

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Preface XI

List of Contributors XIII

1 Emulsion Formation, Stability, and Rheology 1
Tharwat F. Tadros

2 Emulsion Formation in Membrane and Microfludic Devices 77
Goran T. Vladosavljević, Isao Kobayashi and Mitsutoshi Nakajima

3 Adsorption Characteristics of Ionic Surfactants at Water/Hexane Interface Obtained by PAT and ODBA 99
Nenad Micci, Vincent Pradines, Aliyar Javadi, Altynay Sharipova, Jürgen Krägel, Martin E. Leser, Eugene V. Aksenenko, Valentine B. Fainerman and Reinhard Miller

4 Measurement Techniques Applicable to the Investigation of Emulsion Formation during Processing 109
Nima Niknafs, Robin D. Hancocks and Ian T. Norton

5 Emulsification in Rotor-Stator Mixers 127
Andrzej W. Pacek, Steven Hall, Michael Cooke and Adam J. Kowalski

6 Formulation, Characterization, and Property Control of Paraffin Emulsions 169
Jordi Esquena and Jon Vilasau

7 Polymeric O/W Nano-emulsions Obtained by the Phase Inversion Composition (PIC) Method for Biomedical Nanoparticle Preparation 199
Gabriela Calderó and Conxita Solans

8 Rheology and Stability of Sterically Stabilized Emulsion 209
Tharwat F. Tadros

Index 247

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After finishing his PhD at Alexandria University, Tharwat Tadros was appointed lecturer in Physical Chemistry (1962-1966) at the same University. Between 1966 and 1969, he spent a sabbatical at the Agricultural University of Wageningen and T.N.O in Delft, the Netherlands. Thereafter he worked at I.C.I. and ZENECA until 1994, where he researched various fields of surfactants, emulsions, suspensions, microemulsions, wetting spreading and adhesion, and rheology. During that period he was also appointed visiting professor at Imperial College London, Bristol University and Reading University. In 1992, he was elected President of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Science. Since leaving ZENECA, Dr Tadros has worked as a consultant for various industries and also given several courses in his specialized field. He is the recipient of two medals from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK, and has more than 250 scientific papers to his name.
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“The book is recommended for all those who want to get an overview of the mentioned subjects and also of a basic introduction into the topic of interfaces, emulsions and their characterization via bulk rheology.”  (Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 1 March 2013)

About the editor:

"Dr. Tadros is a very well recognized individual in the surface chemistry community and is known to write well."
(Prof. Krister Holmberg, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden)

"The author is a well-known scientist in this field with a long experience in colloid science."
(Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany)

"Dr. Tadros is well-known in the field of colloid science. High quality can be expected."
(University of Bayreuth, Germany)

"Professor Tadros is a well-known expert on the topic. Because of his industrial experience it might be possible to close the gap between fundamentals and the relevance and applications in the practice."
(Dr. Oetter, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany)

"Dr. Tadros is a well-known scientist in emulsion and rheology science who can write about fundamentals and applications of surfactants."
(Yokohama National University, Japan)

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