Saturday, 12 November 2016

New book: Bubble and Foam Chemistry

Published in September by Cambridge University Press, this guide will be of interest to many flotation scientists working on froth stability. Written by Robert J. Pugh, of Nottingham Trent University, UK, it will equip the reader with a thorough understanding of the field of foaming chemistry.
Assuming only basic theoretical background knowledge, the book provides a straightforward introduction to the principles and properties of foams and foaming surfactants. It discusses the key ideas that underpin why foaming occurs, how it can be avoided and how different degrees of antifoaming can be achieved, and covers the latest test methods, including laboratory and industrial developed techniques. Detailing a variety of different kinds of foams, from wet detergents and food foams, to polymeric, material and metal foams, it connects theory to real-world applications and recent developments in foam research. Combining academic and industrial viewpoints, this book is the definitive stand-alone resource for researchers, students and industrialists working on foam technology, colloidal systems in the field of chemical engineering, fluid mechanics, physical chemistry, and applied physics.

1 comment:

  1. Top international reviews



    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cohesive book on foams

    Reviewed in the United States on 23 December 2019

    After reading every textbook on foams since the 1990s, I read this book last. I wish I'd read it first. It is a single author book, which, in contrast to some of the other books available, gives it a cohesive feel, especially with the terminology and equations. I was able to understand all the ideas at the conceptual level, and most of them at the level of depth presented in the book with only an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. This speaks to the authors ability to make this complex topic accessible without skimping on details. The word Chemistry in the title scared me at first, but don't let it scare you. Start with this book and read the others afterwards.


    Dr. Chris Hamlett

    5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed textbook, highly recommended.

    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2018

    Bubble and foams are a fascinating area of interdisciplinary science and this book is a must for those wanting to get a good grounding in the area. It contains a wealth of information from the basic physics of bubble stabilisation through to the generation of foams and the mechanisms which determine a foam's structure though-out its lifetime. I would thoroughly recommend it as both an undergraduate text and to anyone wanting to brush up on their knowledge of the area.


    Prof. Stefan Hutzler (Trinity College, Dublin)

    5.0 out of 5 stars A well overdue book

    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 November 2017

    This is a very enjoyable read, well researched and clearly explained. A must for anybody who wants to catch up on information regards the physical chemistry of soap films and foams!


    Dr. Joseph Carnali (Unilever Research Labs, USA)

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed in the United States on 14 December 2016

    An authoritative and comprehensive treatment of this important field.

    Filled with figures and charts which illustrate and expand the exposition, and very extensively referenced. An indispensable guide for graduate students and professionals coming into any of the technical areas dealing with foams. Veteran researchers will find something new, yet anyone with a curiosity of bubbles, foams, or lather will find this book interesting.


    J. Allison, CHOICE

    'Bubble and Foam Chemistry covers the rarely discussed physical chemistry of liquid foams, such as why they form and how they can be measured and prevented. The book is full of illustrations, which are instructive for those involved in the field.'


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