Description

Emulsion science is rapidly developing due to its practical importance and the fundamental challenges that it offers. Due to its complexity, there is still a significant lack of understanding about emulsions. With its comprehensive and rigorous approach, Emulsions: Structure, Stability and Interactions is the perfect 'stand-alone' source of information for scientists looking to obtain up-to-date knowledge about the fundamentals of emulsion science and those looking to familiarize themselves with the subject in greater detail. While each chapter presents a concise review on a specific topic, the book offers a consistent presentation of the important physical concepts relevant to emulsions.

Key Features

* Full and comprehensive presentations * Rigorous approach to each topic, providing in-depth information * Acts as a ‘stand-alone' source of information

Readership

Physical scientists and chemical engineers in academia and industry and graduate students involved in colloid and emulsion science.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Statistical mechanics of fluid interfaces (V. Talanquer).
Chapter 2 Structure of fluid interfaces determined by neutron scattering (J. Penfold).
Chapter 3 Interfacial rheology of adsorbed layers (R. Miller, V.B. Fainerman).
Chapter 4 Electric properties of oil/water interfaces (A.G. Volkov, V.S. Markin).
Chapter 5 Deformation of fluid particles in the contact zone and line tension (V.M. Starov).
Chapter 6 Hydrodynamic interactions and stability of emulsion films (E. Mileva, B. Radoev).
Chapter 7 Structures and layering of fluids in thin films (D. Henderson et al.).
Chapter 8 Theory of emulsion flocculation (D. Petsev).
Chapter 9 Coalescence kinetics of Brownian emulsions (N.O. Mishchuk).
Chapter 10 Hydrodynamic interactions between deformable drops (A.Z. Zinchenko, R.H. Davis).
Chapter 11: The role of inertial effects and conical flows in breakup of liquid threads (V. Putkaradze).
Chapter 12 Statistical mechanics or dense emulsions (D.N. Petsev).
Chapter 13 Highly concentrated (gel) emulsions: formation and properties (C. Solans et al.).
Chapter 14 Recent progress in double emulsions (N. Garti, R. Lutz).
Chapter 15 Stability of concentrated emulsions (V. Schmitt et al.).
Chapter 16 Emulsions stabilized by solid particles: the role of capillary pressure in the emulsion films (P. Kruglyakov, A. Nushtaeva).
Chapter 17 Brownian dynamics simulation of emulsion stability (G. Urbina-Villaba et al.).
Chapter 18 Rheology of emulsions (H.A. Barnes).

Details

No. of pages:
780
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120884995
Electronic ISBN:
9780080472652

About the editor

Dimiter Petsev

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA