Bubble and Foam Chemistry

Bubble and Foam Chemistry

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Robert J. Pugh
Cambridge University Press, 9/8/2016
EAN 9781107090576, ISBN10: 1107090571

Hardcover, 444 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

This indispensable guide will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry. Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

1. Basic principles and concepts
2. The nature and properties of foaming surfactants
3. Soap bubbles and foam films
4. Processes in foaming
5. The generation of bubbles and foams
6. The coalescence of bubbles in surfactant solutions
7. The stability/instability of bubbles and foams
8. Particle stabilized bubbles and foams
9. Foaming in non aqueous liquids
10. Antifoaming and defoaming
11. Bubble size measurements and foam test methods
12. Developments in foam research.