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Liquid Detergents

2nd Edition

Edited by Kuo-Yann Lai

CRC Press

712 pages | 192 B/W Illus.

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A bestseller in its first edition, Liquid Detergents, Second Edition captures the most significant advances since 1996, maintaining its reputation as a first-stop reference in all fundamental theories, practical applications, and manufacturing aspects of liquid detergents.

Featuring new material and updates in every chapter, the book expands its coverage of emulsions to include nanoemulsions, adds new data to elucidate the rheology of current commercial detergent raw materials as compared to finished products, and offers a more complete theoretical treatment of the aggregation in non-aqueous solvents. The book now covers all rheology modifiers and thickeners for detergent applications, antibacterial and sensorial light-duty liquid products, color/fabric care and wrinkle reduction in heavy-duty liquid detergents, and household cleaning wipes in specialty liquid household surface cleaners. Rewriting the chapters on the latest improvements and growing benefits in fabric softeners, liquid hand soaps and body washes, and shampoos and conditioners, the latter contains extensive summaries of patents for various new products and technologies. The final chapter, dedicated to the manufacturing of liquid detergents, offers a discussion on continuous vs. batch processes and micro-contamination.

The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Liquid Detergents, Second Edition, is a balanced and practical reference that will continue to inspire students, researchers, chemists, and product developers in detergent industry, surfactant science and industrial chemistry.


"The book is rich with highly relevant figures, graphs, and tables, and its relevance is enhanced by the detail that it goes into when assessing easily recognizable off the shelf products. The strength of this book lies in the way that it is clearly set out into the appropriate sections, and it may be easily used to obtain either a cursory or detailed knowledge of each type of detergent as required. Whether student or professional, it is very easy to find the part that you want and access the relevant information…an outstanding resource for students or professionals at any level who are working with liquid detergents."

-Mark Imisides, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1

"The book will be a useful reference volume for workers in this area: it gives some frame formulations but is particularly useful in covering the theory behind the use of the various components in liquid detergents."

-Richard Farn, Chemistry & Industry, October 2006

Table of Contents

Liquid Detergents: An Overview; Arno Cahn and Kuo-Yann Lai

Hydrotropy; Stig E. Friberg and Irena Blute

Phase Equilibria; Guy Broze

Rheology of Liquid Detergents; R. S. Rounds

Rheology Modifiers and Thickeners for Liquid Detergents; Paul Reeve, Tom Tepe, and Jan Shulman

Nonaqueous Surfactant Systems; Marie Sjöberg and Torbjörn Wärnheim

Light-Duty Liquid Detergents; Joan Gambogi, Evangelia S. Arvanitidou, and Kuo-Yann Lai

Heavy-Duty Liquid Detergents; Amit Sachdev, Santhan Krishnan, and Jan Shulman

Liquid Automatic Dishwasher Detergents; Len Zyzyck, Philip A. Gorlin, Nagaraj Dixit, and Kuo-Yann Lai

Shampoos and Conditioners; Jiashi J. Tarng and Charles Reich

Liquid Hand Soap and Body Wash; Subhash Harmalker and Kuo-Yann Lai

Fabric Softeners; André Crutzen

Specialty Liquid Household Surface Cleaners; Karen Wisniewski

The Manufacture of Liquid Detergents; R.S. Rounds


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