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Title Chemistry and technology of surfactants / edited by Richard J. Farn
Published Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 315 pages) : illustrations
Contents What are surfactants? / David R Karsa, Joel Houston -- The basic theory / Hatice Gecol -- Applied theory of surfactants / Peter Schmiedel and Wolfgang von Rybinski -- Anionic surfactants / John Hibbs -- Non-ionic surfactants / Paul Hepworth -- Other types of surfactants / J. Fred Gadberry [and others] -- Relevant European legislation / Paul J Slater [and others] -- Relevant legislation : Australia, Japan and USA / John Issa, Yasuyuki Hattori, Arno Driedger -- Surfactant manufacturers / Richard J Farn
Summary Surfactants are used throughout industry as components in a huge range of formulated products or as effect chemicals in the production or processing of other materials. A detailed understanding of the basis of their activity is required by all those who use surfactants, yet the new graduate or postgraduate chemist or chemical engineer will generally have little or no experience of how and why surfactants work. "Chemistry and Technology of Surfactants" is aimed at new graduate or postgraduate level chemists and chemical engineers at the beginning their industrial careers and those in later life who become involved with surfactants for the first time. The book is a straightforward and practical survey of the chemistry of surfactants and their uses, providing a basic introduction to surfactant theory, information on the various types of surfactant and some application details. This will allow readers to build onto their scientific education the concepts and principles on which the successful use of surfactants, across a wide range of industries, is based
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Surface active agents.
Surface chemistry.
Form Electronic book
Author Farn, Richard J.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 0470988592