1st Edition

New Products and Applications in Surfactant Technology

Edited By

David R. Karsa



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ISBN 9780849397387
Published June 9, 1998 by Blackwell
245 Pages

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Book Description

Surfactant technology represents a vibrant and challenging area of physico-chemical science - exact mechanisms of well-established processes are not often fully understood, thus creating continued debate. Journals are available which briefly report on the range of advances in this area, and there are books focusing on specific classes of surfactant or their defined end-uses. However, the Annual Surfactants Review series presents important recent developments in surfactant technology in a clear, informative, and thorough style, fully appraising the latest developments for all those interested in surface chemistry.
New Products and Applications in Surfactant Technology, Volume 1 of Annual Surfactants Review, covers new products and applications in surfactant technology, including detailed chapters on cationic, polymeric, and "hybrid" fluorocarbon/hydrocarbon surfactants and bio-surfactants as well as esters of alpha-sulphonated fatty acids.
Discussions include:

  • Production, physico-chemical properties, and applications of these products
  • A Japanese perspective on surfactants for personal care products
  • The use of surfactant systems for the environmental remediation of contaminated land
  • The biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and oestrogenic activity of alkylphenol ethoxylates related to health, safety, and environmental concerns
  • The physical behavior of surfactants in solutions
  • Multiple emulsions
    This volume serves as a primary resource for surfactant chemists; manufacturers and users of surfactants; analytical chemists, environmental chemists; health and safety personnel; and professionals working with surfactant formulations in specialty chemicals, polymers, and detergents.
  • Table of Contents

    Fluorocarbon/Hydrocarbon "Hybrid" Surfactants, Masahiko Abe, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Biodetergents, Tomiko Fujii, Osaka City University, Japan
    Applications of Surfactants to Personal Care Products, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Kao Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
    Methyl Ester Sulfonate, Teruhisa Satsuki, Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
    Alkylphenol Ethoxylates - Biodegradability, Aquatic Toxicity and Environmental Activity, Claus D. Hager, Huls Aktiensgesellschaft, Marl, Germany
    Formulation and Industrial Applications of Multiple Emulsions, A. Silva Cunha, Faculdade de Farmacia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; J.L. Crossiord, URA CNRS, Châtenay-Malabry, France; and M. Sellier, URA CNRS, Châtenay-Malabry, France
    Current Developments in Cationic Surfactants, Dale S. Steichen and J. Fred Gadberry, Akzo Nobel Central Research, Dobbs Ferry, New York
    Surfactants in Environmental Remediation, Jeffrey H. Harwell and Dave Sabatini, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater
    Polymeric Surfactants, Th. F. Tadros, ICI Performance Chemicals, Everberg, Belgium
    References
    Index

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