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Coagulation and Flocculation

2nd Edition

Edited by Bohuslav Dobias, Hansjoachim Stechemesser

CRC Press

882 pages | 297 B/W Illus.

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First published in 1993, Coagulation and Flocculation is a practical reference for the researchers in the field of the stabilization and destabilization of fine solid dispersions. By omitting chapters that remained unchanged from the first edition, the editors of this second edition completely update, rewrite, and expand upon all chapters to reflect a decade of the latest advances in both theoretical and application aspects of the field.

The authors provide expanded material that includes dissociation from a solid surface with independent sites; improvements to the Gouy-Chapman model; electrical double layer, surface ionization, and surface heterogeneity; thin liquid films and modeling of a semi-batch process using microprocesses probabilities; and clay mineral intracrystalline reactions, applications, and gelation. New chapters cover homopolymers and their effect on colloid stability, including never before published figures and equations; the stability of suspensions in the presence of surfactants, polymers, and mixtures; and the flocculation and dewatering of fine-particle suspensions, emphasizing floc formation, growth, structure, and applications.

The second edition of Coagulation and Flocculation effectively captures both the theoretical and application aspects of the latest advances in the evolving field of solid dispersions, suspensions, and mixtures.


"Effectively captures both the theortical and application aspects of the latest advances in the evolving field of solid dispersions, suspensions, and mixtures."


"The book is well written and organized. There are more than 1400 references and a thorough subject index."

-Arthur Hubbard, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2005

Table of Contents

Thermodynamics of Adsorption from Solution; H.-H. Kohler

Surface Charge and Surface Potential; H.-H. Kohler and S. Woelki

Coagulation Kinetics; H. Stechemesser and H. Sonntag

Structure Formation in Dispersed Systems; J. Addai-Mensah and C.A. Prestidge

Ion Adsorption on Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Surfaces; L.K. Koopal

Fundamentals of Homopolymers at Interfaces and Their Effect on Colloid Stability; G.J. Fleer and F.A.M. Leermakers

Flotation as a Heterocoagulation Process: Possibilities of Calculation the Probability of the Microprocesses, Rupture of the Intervening Thin Liquid Film and Progress in Modelling of the Overall Process; H.J. Schulze and W. Stöckelhuber

From Clay Mineral Crystals to Colloidal Clay Mineral Dispersions; G. Lagaly

Stabilization of Aqueous Powder Suspensions in the Processing of Ceramic Materials; C. Simon

Surfactant Adsorption and Dispersion Stability in Mineral Flotation; B. Dobiás

Flocculation and Dispersion of Colloidal Suspensions by Polymers and Surfactants: Experimental and Modeling Studies; P. Somasundaran, V. Runkana, and P.C. Kapur

Flocculation and Dewatering of Fine-Particle Suspensions; R. Hogg

About the Authors/Editor

Hansjoachim Stechemesser, Bohulav Dobiáš

About the Series

Surfactant Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical