"Fills a void in the literature by presenting the basic concepts of microemulsions, essential to understanding their industrial significance, and comprehensive descriptions of the most useful commerical applications. Discusses important issues related to enzymatic reactions and nanoparticle formation. Charts the enormous advances that have occurred in the field over the past decade."
". . .well written. . ..gives a fair account of the current status of microemulsion technology. . ..will be useful to product development scientists in a variety of industries. "
Overview of basic aspects of microemulsions; how to prepare microemulsions - temperature-intensive microemulsions; the applications of microemulsions for analytical determinations; microemulsions in biotechnology; microemulsions in the pharmaceutical field - perspectives and applications; solubilization of drugs in microemulsions; microemulsions in foods - properties and applications; microemulsions in cosmetics; microemulsions in agro-chemicals; microemulsions in dyeing processes; microemulsions as nanosize reactors for the synthesis of nanoparticles of advanced materials; use of microemulsions in the production of nanostructured materials; the microemulsion/gel method; microemulsions in enhanced oil recovery - middle-phase microemulsion formation with some typical anionic surfactants; microemulsion and optimal formulation occurence in pH-dependent systems as found in alkaline-enhanced recovery; microemulsions in the chemical EOR process; use of microemulsions for the extraction of contaminated soils; the hole of microemulsions in detergency processes; emulsions and microemulsions in metal-working processes.