Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry

ISBN-10: 047086883X

ISBN-13: 9780470868836

Edition: 2004

List price: $60.00
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Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry is a broad introduction to this interdisciplinary field. Taking a genuinely applied approach, with applications drawn from a wide range of industries, this book will meet the demands of the student and professional currently working in the field. The text includes keynote sections written by practicing industrial research scientists, bringing to the reader a wealth of real industrial examples. These examples range from water treatment through to soil management as well as examples taken from the coatings and photographic industries. To aid accessibility, some of the more demanding mathematical derivations are separated from the main text, enabling them to be avoided as required. With carefully structured chapters, starting with learning objectives, and containing tutorial questions with answers and explanatory notes, this text is invaluable for undergraduates taking a first course on colloid and surface chemistry. This book will also be suitable to postgraduates and professionals, who need an up-to-date account of the subject.
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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Introduction to the nature of colloidal solutions
The forces involved in colloidal stability
Types of colloidal systems
The link between colloids and surfaces
Wetting properties and their industrial importance
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Surface Tension and Wetting
The equivalence of the force and energy description of surface tension and surface energy
Derivation of the Laplace pressure equation
Methods for determining the surface tension of liquids
Capillary rise and the free energy analysis
The Kelvin equation
The surface energy and cohesion of solids
The contact angle
Industrial Report: Photographic-quality printing
Sample problems
Experiment 2.1: Rod in free surface (RIFS) method for the measurement of the surface tension of liquids
Experiment 2.2: Contact angle measurements
Thermodynamics of Adsorption
Basic surface thermodynamics
Derivation of the Gibbs adsorption isotherm
Determination of surfactant adsorption densities
Industrial Report: Soil microstructure, permeability and interparticle forces
Sample problems
Experiment 3.1: Adsorption of acetic acid on to activated charcoal
Surfactants and Self-assembly
Introduction to surfactants
Common properties of surfactant solutions
Thermodynamics of surfactant self-assembly
Self-assembled surfactant structures
Surfactants and detergency
Industrial Report: Colloid science in detergency
Sample problems
Experiment 4.1: Determination of micelle ionization
Emulsions and Microemulsions
The conditions required to form emulsions and microemulsions
Emulsion polymerization and the production of latex paints
Photographic emulsions.Emulsions in food science
Industrial Report: Colloid science in foods
Experiment 5.1: Determination of the phase behaviour of microemulsions
Experiment 5.2: Determination of the phase behaviour of concentrated surfactant solutions
Charged Colloids
The formation of charged colloids in water
The theory of the diffuse electrical double-layer
The Debye length
The surface charge density
The zeta potential
The H8ckel equation
The Smoluchowski equation
Corrections to the Smoluchowski equation
The zeta potential and flocculation
The interaction between double-layers
The Derjaguin approximation
Industrial Report: The use of emulsions in coatings
Sample problems
Experiment 6.1: Zeta potential measurements at the silica/water interface
Van der Waals forces and Colloid Stability
Historical development of van der Waals forces and the Lennard-Jones potential
Dispersion forces
Retarded forces
Van der Waals forces between macroscopic bodies
Theory of the Hamaker constant
Use of Hamaker constants
The DLVO theory of colloid stability
Some notes on van der Waals forces
Industrial Report: Surface chemistry in water treatment
Sample problems
Bubble Coalescence, Foams and Thin Surfactant Films
Thin-liquid-film stability and the effects of surfactants
Thin-film elasticity
Repulsive forces in thin liquid films
Froth flotation
The Langmuir trough
Langmuir-Blodgett films
Experiment 8.1: Flotation of powdered silica
Useful Information
Mathematical Notes on the Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
Notes on Three-dimensional Differential Calculus and the Fundamental Equations of Electrostatics
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