This new edition of the Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry informs you of significant recent developments in the field. It highlights new applications and provides revised insight on surface and colloid chemistry’s growing role in industrial innovations. The contributors to each chapter are internationally recognized experts. Several chapters represent new research areas while others provide updates on important areas of the field.
Reduced in length, the new edition presents a more concise volume for quicker understanding of the physical principles necessary for application. It includes extensive references for understanding related phenomena, providing a reference point to broaden knowledge of theoretical and practical functions. It also illustrates surface and colloid chemistry’s relevance in the struggle against global issues such as energy resources, environmental control, transportation, housing, biotechnology, health, medicine, drinking water, and food production.
The Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Fourth Edition is an invaluable resource for staying informed on progress in the field. It keeps you current with theories and their applications to the development of technology so that you can find more effective solutions to vital problems facing us today and tomorrow.
- Contains chapters representing new research areas and gives updated statuses on important research areas
- Includes contributions by internationally recognized experts, edited by a well-respected and highly experienced authority in the field
- Identifies surface and colloid chemistry’s applicability to current and future global challenges, including energy resources, pollution, transportation, housing, health, medicine, food, and water
- Offers extensive references for understanding related phenomena to enhance theoretical and practical knowledge
About the Author
K.S. Birdi received his BSc (with honors) from Delhi University, Delhi, India, in 1952 and later majored in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1957. In 1959 he moved to Copenhagen, where he joined Lever Bros. as chief chemist in the Development Laboratory. He joined the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark as assistant professor in 1966. He was appointed research professor at the Nordic Science Foundation in 1985 and was appointed professor of physical chemistry at the School of Pharmacy, Copenhagen, in 1990 (retired in 1999). He has been a consultant to national and international industries, a member of chemical societies, a member of organizing committees of national and international meetings related to surface science, and was an advisory member of the journal Langmuir from 1985-87. Surface chemistry is his major area of research interest.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Surface and Colloid Chemistry: Recent Advances and General
Chapter 2 Molecular Thermodynamics of Hydrogen-Bonded Systems
Chapter 3 Thermodynamics of Polymer Solutions
Chapter 4 Chemical Physics of Colloid Systems and Interfaces
Chapter 5 Subsurface Colloidal Fines, Behavior, Characterization, and Their Role in Groundwater Contamination
Chapter 6 Activated Carbon Adsorption in Water Treatment
Chapter 7 Solvation in Heterogeneous Media
Chapter 8 Water Purification Devices: State-of-the-Art Review
Chapter 9 Thermally Sensitive Particles: Preparation, Characterization,and Application in the Biomedical Field
Chapter 10 Microemulsions and Their Applications in Drug Delivery
Chapter 11 Adhesion and Wetting: A Quantum Mechanics–Based Approach
Chapter 12 Surface Chemistry of Oil Recovery (Enhanced Oil Recovery)
Chapter 13 A Review of Polymer–Surfactant Interactions