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Applied Surfactants: Principles and Applications

Applied Surfactants: Principles and Applications

Tharwat F. Tadros

ISBN: 978-3-527-60453-1

Mar 2006

654 pages

$293.99

Description

While currently available titles either focus on the basics or on very specific subtopics, this text meets the need for a comprehensive survey of surfactants and their properties, with a strong emphasis on applications and their correlation to the fundamentals.
The author covers their classification, physical properties, phase behavior, adsorption, effects - such as wetting, spreading and adhesion - as well as industrial applications in personal care and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and food products.
Professor Tadros is a well-known expert on the topic of surfactants, with much experience in colloid science. Here, he uses his industrial experience to close the gap between fundamentals of surfactants and their relevance and applications in practice.
Introduction
Physical Chemistry of Surfactant Solutions
Phase Behavior of Surfactant Systems
Adsorption of Surfactants at the Air/Liquid and Liquid/Liquid Interfaces
Adsorption of Surfactants and Polymeric Surfactants at the Solid/Liquid Interface
Application of Surfactants in Emulsion Formation and Stabilization
Surfactants as Dispersants
Surfactants in Foams
Surfactants in Nanoemulsions
Surfactants in Microemulsions
Role of Surfactants in Wetting, Spreading and Adhesion
Surfactants in Personal Care and Cosmetics
Surfactants in Pharmaceuticals
Surfactants in Agrochemicals
Surfactants in Food Products
Index
""This book provides a rich...source of information, especially for the industrial chemist who wishes to learn more about this fascinating world. ...this work will be consulted frequently by the practicing industrial surfactant chemist.""
Angewandte Chemie

""This handbook meets the need for a comprehensive survey of surfactants and their properties, with a strong emphasis on applications and their correlation to the fundamentals. The author covers their classification, physical properties, phase behavior, adsorption, but also effects, such as wetting, spreading and adhesion, as well as industrial applications in personal care and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and food products. The author is a well-known expert on the topic of surfactants, with much experience in colloid science. In this volume, he uses his industrial experience to close the gap between the already published fundamentals of surfactants and their application in practice. Therefore, this book is recommended as a useful guideline for all scientists working in academics or industry with surface-active substances, especially in research and development. Together with 'Emulsions, Foams and Suspensions written by Laurier L. Schramm' and also published by Wiley-VCH this year, it is a basical platform for very special investigations in the interesting field of surfactants, such as sustainable enrichment of valuable plant ingredients by foaming for their further use as drugs or food additives.""
AFS: Advances in Food Sciences