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Colloids in Agrochemicals

Colloids in Agrochemicals

Tharwat F. Tadros (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-63116-2 February 2011 300 Pages




The first modern approach to relate fundamental research to the applied science of colloids, this series bridges academic research and industrial applications, thus providing the information vital to both. Written by the very best scientists in their respective disciplines, the five volumes are edited by an internationally recognized expert on this topic.
This volume describes the role of colloids in agrochemicals, highlighting the importance of fundamental research in practical applications.
Of interest to electrochemists, physical and surface chemists, materials scientists, and physicists.
General Introduction
General Classification of Surface Active Agents Used in Agrochemical Formulations
Physical Chemistry of Surfactant Solutions
Interfacial Aspects of Agrochemical Formulations
Interaction Forces Between Particles or Droplets in Agrochemical Dispersions (Suspension Concentrates or Emulsions, EW's) and Their Role in Colloid Stability
Emulsion Concentrates (EW's)
Suspension Concentrates (SC's)
Oil Based Suspension Concentrates
Multiple Emulsions
Controlled Release Formulations
Basic Principles of Selection of Adjuvants in Agrochemical Formulations
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)