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Colloidal Suspension Rheology (Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering)by Jan Mewis
Synopses & Reviews
Colloidal suspensions are encountered in a multitude of natural, biological and industrially relevant products and processes. Understanding what affects the flow behavior, or rheology, of colloid particles, and how these suspensions can be manipulated, is important for successful formulation of products such as paint, polymers, foods and pharmaceuticals. This book is the first devoted to the study of colloidal rheology in all its aspects. With material presented in an introductory manner, and complex mathematical derivations kept to a minimum, the reader will gain a strong grasp of the basic principles of colloid science and rheology. Beginning with purely hydrodynamic effects, the contributions of Brownian motion and interparticle forces are covered, before the reader is guided through specific problem areas, such as thixotropy and shear thickening; special classes of colloid suspensions are also treated. An essential guide for academic and industrial researchers, this book is also ideal for graduate course use.
Presented in an accessible and introductory manner, this is the first book devoted to the comprehensive study of colloidal suspensions.
With material presented in an introductory manner, and complex mathematical derivations kept to a minimum, this is the first book devoted to the comprehensive study of colloidal rheology in all its aspects. An essential guide for industrial researchers and practitioners, this book is also ideal for specialised graduate courses.
About the Author
Norman J. Wagner received his Doctorate from Princeton University and is a named Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has extensive international teaching and research experience and leads an active research group covering fields such as rheology, complex fluids, polymers, nanotechnology and particle technology. Professor Wagner has received several awards for his research developments, has co-authored over 140 scientific publications and patents and is on the editorial boards of five international journals. He currently serves on the executive board of the Society of Rheology and the Neutron Scattering Society of America.Jan Mewis is Emeritus Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is involved in industrial and academic research in complex fluids such as suspensions and polymer blends. Professor Mewis has lectured all over the world and has written over 200 publications on colloid science and rheology. He was chairman of the International Committee on Rheology and is the recipient of the Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology and the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology (USA).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to colloid science and rheology; 2. Hydrodynamic effects; 3. Brownian hard spheres; 4. Stable colloidal suspensions; 5. Non-spherical particles; 6. Weakly flocculated suspensions; 7. Thixotropy; 8. Shear thickening; 9. Rheometry of suspensions; 10. Suspensions in viscoelastic media; 11. Advanced topics; Index.
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