The 'Handbook of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry' is a unique reference work that addresses the most important applications, phenomena and analytical techniques of wet surface chemistry. Including an enormous wealth of mainly practically orientated information it is written by an international team of renowned scientists and delivers with authority and experience content that thoroughly covers all the major applications.<br> <br> Helpfully organised into five parts the two volumes incorporate a double column format and numerous diagrams. The user-friendly structure allows readers to rapidly locate topics of particular interest and the clearly defined sections present the topic in a thorough and comprehensive manner.<br> <br> Part One: Surface Chemistry in Important<br> Technologies<br> Covers industrial and domestic uses - from life<br> science-related applications right through to industrial processes.<br> <br> Part Two: Surfactants<br> Thoroughly addresses the key properties and<br> applications of the most important surfactants - the<br> main tool in surface and colloid chemistry.<br> <br> Part Three: Colloidal Systems and Layer<br> Structures at Surfaces<br> Provides full information on four important colloidal<br> systems such as:<br> -- Solid dispersions (suspensions)<br> -- Foams<br> -- Vesicles and liposomes<br> -- Microemulsions<br> <br> Part Four: Phenomena in Surface Chemistry<br> Extensively reviews the important phenomena of<br> foam breaking, solubilization, rheological effects of<br> surfactants, as well as wetting, spreading and<br> penetration.<br> <br> Part Five: Analysis and Characterization in<br> Surface Chemistry<br> To assist the researcher focussing on a particular<br> problem the section is organised by surface<br> parameter rather than by method or technique.
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Part 1: Surface Chemistry in Important Technologies.
Surface Chemistry in Pharmacy (Martin Malmsten).
Surface Chemistry in Food and Feed (Bjorn Bergenstahl).
Surface Chemistry in Detergency (Wolfgang von Rybinski).
Surface Chemistry in Agriculture (Tharwat F. Tadros).
Surface and Colloid Chemistry in Photographic Technology (John
Surface Chemistry in Paints (Krister Holmberg).
Surface Chemistry in Paper (Fredrick Tiberg et al).
Surface Chemistry in the Polymerization of Emulsion (Klaus
Colloidal Processing of Ceramics (Lennart Bergstrom).
Surface Chemistry in Disperson, Flocculation and Flotation (Brij M.
Moudgil eet al).
Surface Chemistry in the Petroleum Industry (James R Kanicky et
Part 2: Surfactants.
Anionic Surfactants (Antje Schmalstieg and Guenther W.
Nonionic Surfactants (Michael F. Cox).
Cationic Surfactants (Dale S. Steichen).
Zwitterionic and Amphoteric Surfactants (David T. Floyd et
Polymeric Surfactants (Tharwat F. Tadros).
Speciality Surfactants (Krister Holmberg).
Hydrotropes (Anna Matero).
Physico-Chemical Properties of Surfactants (Bjorn Lindman).
Surfactant-Polymer Systems (Bjorn Lindman).
Surfactants Liquid Crystals (Syed Hussan et al).
Environmental Aspects of Surfactants (Lothar Huber and Lutz
Molecular Dynamics Computer Simulations of Surfactants (Hubert Kuhn
and Heinz Rehage).
Part 3: Colloidal Systems and Layer Structures at Surfaces.
Solid Dispersons (Staffan Wall).
Foams and Foaming (Robert J. Pugh).
Vesicles (Brian H. Robinson and Madeleine Rogerson).
Microemulsions (Klaus Wormuth et al).
Langmuir-Blodgett Films (Hubert Motschmann and Helmuth
Self-Assembling Monolayers: Alkaline Thiols on Gold (Dennis S.
Part 4: Phenomena in Surface Chemistry.
Wetting, Spreading and Penetration (Karina Grundke).
Foam Breaking in Aqueous Systems (Robert J. Pugh).
Solubilization (Thomas Zemb and Fabienne Testard).
Rheological Effects in Surfactant Phases (Heinz Hoffmann and Werner
Part 5: Analysis and Characterization in Surface Chemistry
Measuring Equilibrium Surface Tensions (Michael Mulqueen and Paul
Measuring Dynamic Surface Tensions (Reinhard Miller et al).
Determining Critical Micelle Concentration (Alexander
Measuring Contact Angle (C.N. Catherine Lam et al).
Measuring Micelle Size and Shape (Magnus Nyden).
Identification of Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Mesophases (Stephen
Characterization of Microemulsion Structure (Ulf Olsson).
Measuring Particle Size by Light Scattering (Michael
Measurement of Electrokinetic Phenomena in Surface Chemistry
(Norman L. Burns).
Measuring Interactions between Surfaces (Per M Claesson and Mark W.
Measuring the Forces and Stability of Thin-Liquid Films (Vance
Measuring Adsorption (Bengt Kronberg).