Handbook of Detergents, Part D: Formulation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Detergents, Part D

Formulation, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Showell

CRC Press

548 pages | 166 B/W Illus.

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Beyond use in the consumer markets, detergents affect applications ranging from automotive lubricants to remediation techniques for oil spills and other environmental contaminants, paper and textile processing, and the formulation of paints, inks, and colorants. Faced with many challenges and choices, formulators must choose the composition of detergents carefully. The fourth and latest installment of the Handbook of Detergents, Part D: Formulation enables formulators to meet the demands of the increasing complexity of formulations, economic and sustainability constraints, and reducing the impact of detergents on the environment to which they will eventually be released.


“Formulation is a key process in the overall lifecycle so that products are delivered that are of the right quality, at a competitive cost, and are made available within the specified time scale. …Not only are formulations much more complex but there are many restrictions on the types of raw materials that can be used, for example, biodegradability in the case of surfactants. … The book is designed to give ‘an overview of the full range of detergent formulations used today . . . to provide the reader with some general guidance on formulation approaches.’ It covers a wide range of detergents and starts by outlining the function of the different raw materials found in detergents. … There is a comprehensive index and a wealth of references at the end of each chapter. The book will be of help to development chemists looking for leads in the formulation of a wide range of detergent products …  ”

—Richard Farn, consultant and former director of the British Association for Chemical Specialities, in Chemistry & Industry, December 2006

Table of Contents

Introduction to Detergent Formulation M.S. Showell

Scope of Detergent Use

Main Ingredients Used in Detergents

Detergency Theory

Formulation Strategies and Processes

Statistical Mixture Design for Detergent Formulations G. Smith and S. Ashwari

Detergent Formulations for Cleaning

Laundry Detergent Formulations R.A. Watson

Hand and Machine Dishwashing Formulations W. Scheper

Household and Hard Surface Cleaning Formulations S. Scialla

All-Purpose Cleaners


Bathroom Cleaners

Window Cleaners

Floor Cleaners

Carpet Cleaners

Liquid Bleach Formulations S. Scialla and O. Todini

Personal Care Formulations A. Ansmann, P. Busch, H. Hensen, K. Hill, H.U. Krachter, and M.M. Muller

Skin Cleansing/Care

Hair Cleansing/Care


Special Purpose Cleaning Formulations S. Ariff, F. Mueller, and J. Peggau

Auto Care

Dairy/Food Processing

Machine and Electronic Parts Cleaning

Pet Care

Specialty Detergent Formulations

Surfactant Applications in Textile ProcessingY.Zhu and J. Wang

Detergent Formulations in Separation ScienceE. Pramauro and A.B. Prevot

Surfactant Formulations in Enhanced Oil RecoveryT.A. Moghny

Surfactant Based Systems for EnvironmentalRemediationD.A. Sabatini, R.C. Knox, J.H. Harwell, and B. Shiau

Paints and Printing InksK. Holmberg

Surfactant Formulations in PolymerizationsG. Polotti and L. Spa

Detergent Formulations in LubricantsT.C. Jao and C.A. Passut

N-Alkyl Amide SulfitesH. Mizushima

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical