Fundamentals of Interface and Colloid Science

Fundamentals of Interface and Colloid Science

Solid-Liquid Interfaces

1st Edition - October 17, 1995

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  • Author: J. Lyklema
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080507125
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124605244

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Interface and colloid science is an important, though often under-valued, branch of science. It has applications and ramifications in domains as disparate as agriculture, mineral dressing, oil recovery, chemical industry, biotechnology, medical science, and many more. Proper application of interface and colloid science requires factual knowledge and insight into the many basic laws of physics and chemistry upon which it is based. Fundamentals of Interface and Colloid Science is the first book to cover this field in the depth neccessary to be a valuable reference and an excellent textbook.From the beginning to the end of the book, systems of growing complexity are treated gradually. The presentation is particularly suited to emphasize that interfaces are not autonomous phases. As a rule, interfacial properties can be varied only by changing the adjoining phases, so that the properties of these bulk phases must be understood first. The text also recognizes common principles behind a variety of phenomena, and helps the reader to understand them and to develop and improve processes. The systematic treatment of the material in the book makes this clear, and makes the text itself an important contribution to the field.

Key Features

  • Systematic treatment of information
  • An excellent addition to volume I
  • Two chapters contributed by other experts in the field
  • Uses a deductive approach to increase the order of complexity
  • Written by a leading expert in the field
  • Two chapters contributed by other outstanding scientists
  • Uses a systematic and deductive approach
  • First comprehensive review of the topic


Physical chemists working in Colloid, Interface, and Surface science; Industrial/Applied scientists in pigment, emulsion, dispersion, and powder research; Pharmaceutical chemists in membranes and drug formation.

Table of Contents

  • Adsorption at the Solid-Gas Interface. Adsorption from Solution. Low Molecular Mass, Uncharged Molecules. Electric Double Layers. Electrokinetics and Related Phenomena. Adsorption of Polymers and Polyelectrolytes. Appendices. Subject Index.
    Adsorption at the Solid-Gas Interface: Selected Review of Volume I. Characterization of Solid Surfaces. Thermodynamics of Adsorption. Presentation of Adsorption Data. Adsorption on Non-Porous, Homogeneous Surfaces. Porous Surfaces. Surface Heterogeneity. Conclusion. General References. Adsorption From Solution. Low Molecular Mass, Uncharged Molecules: Basic Features. The Interface Between Solids and Pure Liquids. The Surface Excess Isotherm. Adsorption from Binary Fluid Mixtures. Theory. Experimental Techniques. Binary Systems, A Few Illustrations. Adsorption from Dilute Solutions. Kinetics of Adsorption. Conclusions and Applications. General References. Electric Double Layers: Some Examples of Double Layers. Why do Ionic Double LayersForm? Some Definitions, Symbols, and General Features. Thermodynamics. Application of the Gibbs Equation. The Diffuse Part of the Double Layer. Beyond Poisson-Boltzmann. The Stern Picture. Measuring Double Layer Properties. Points of Zero Charge and Isoelectric Points. Interfacial Polarization and the (-Potential. Case Studies. Double Layers in Media of Low Polarity. Electrosorption. Electrosorption Isotherms. Charged Particles in External Fields. Applications. General References. Electrokinetics andRelated Phenomena: Basic Principles. Survey of Electrokinetic Phenomena. Definitions of Terms. Elementary Theory. Interpretation of Electrokinetic Potentials. Experimental Techniques. Generealized Theory of Electrokinetic Phenomena. Electrokinetics inPlugs and Capillaries. Electrokinetics in Alternating Fields. Dielectric Dispersion. Less Familiar Types of Electrokinetics. Applications. General References. Adsorption of Polymers and Polyelectrolytes: Introduction. Polymers in Solution. Some General Aspects of Polymer Adsorption. Polymer Adsorption Theories. The Self-Consistent-Field Model of Scheutjens and Fleer. Experimental Methods. Theoretical and Experimental Results for Uncharged Polymers. Theoretical and Experimental Results for UnchargedPolymers. Results for Polyelectrolytes. Applications. General References. Appendices. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 768
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1995
  • Published: October 17, 1995
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080507125
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124605244

About the Author

J. Lyklema

Affiliations and Expertise

Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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