1st Edition

Foams Theory: Measurements: Applications

By Robert K. Prud'homme Copyright 1996

    This volume discusses the physics and physical processes of foam and foaming. It delineates various measurement techniques for characterizing foams and foam properties as well as the chemistry and application of foams. The use of foams in the textile industry, personal care products, enhanced oil recovery, firefighting and mineral floatation are highlighted, and the connection between the microstructure and physical properties of foam are detailed. Coverage includes nonaqueous foams and silicone antifoams, and more.

    Preface, Contributors, 1. Thin Liquid Film Physics, 2. Structure, Drainage, and Coalescence of Foams and Concentrated Emulsions, 3. Foam Rheology: The Theory and Role of Interfacial Rheological Properties, 4. Experimental Results on Foam Rheology, 5. Experimental Techniques for the Characterization of Foams, 6. Fundamental Methods for Measuring Foam Stability, 7. Nonaqueous Foams, 8. Additives for Foams, 9. Foam Wet Processing in the Textile Industry, 10. Foams in Personal Care Products, 1 1. Foams in Enhanced Oil Recovery, 12. Foams for Firefighting, 13. Foams in Mineral Flotation and Separation Processes, 14. Science and Technology of Silicone Antifoams, Index


    Robert K. Prud'homme

    "Anyone involved with surfactants. . .will benefit greatly from this volume. "
    ". . .very helpful."
    ---Die Nahrung/Food (German Institute for Human Nutrition)