Colloidal Suspension Rheology

Colloidal Suspension Rheology

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Colloidal suspensions are encountered in a multitude of natural, biological and industrially relevant products and processes. Understanding what affects the flow behaviour, 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. On line resources include: questions and solutions for self-study, updates, and links to further resources.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 480 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139153390
  • 9781139153393

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.
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About Jan Mewis

Jan Mewis is Emeritus Professor of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He has lectured all over the world and has written over 200 publications on colloid science and rheology. He received the Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology and the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology (USA). Norman J. Wagner is a named Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has received several awards for his research developments, has co-authored over 180 scientific publications and patents, and is on the editorial boards of five international journals.
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Review quote

"...will help readers to gain a foothold in the basics of colloid science and rheology...The book should be a useful guide for academic and industrial researchers, as well as for graduate-level chemical engineering students." - CEP, April 2012
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