Rheology of Dispersions

Rheology of Dispersions

Author(s): Prof. Dr. Tharwat F. Tadros

Published Online: 3 SEP 2010 08:58AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527320035

Online ISBN: 9783527631568

DOI: 10.1002/9783527631568

About this Book

A dispersion is a system of unmixable phases in which one phase is continuous and at least one is finely distributed. Examples are found in many industrial applications, including emulsions, suspensions, foams, and geld. The control of their flow characteristics - rheology - is essential in their preparation, long-term physical stability and application.
Filling the need for a practical, up-to-date book connecting the stability/instability of the dispersion to its rheological behavior, this title aids in understanding the principles of rheology and the techniques that can be applied.

From the contents:
* General Introduction
* Interparticle Interactions and Their Combination
* Principles of Viscoelastic Behavior
* Rheology of Suspensions
* Rheology of Emulsions
* Rheology of Modifiers, Thickeners, and Gels
* Use of Rheological Measurements for Assessment and Prediction of the Long-Term Physical Stability of Formulations (Creaming and Sedimentation)

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