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Surfactants and Detergents

Edited by Ashim Dutta

Head of R&D at India Glycols Limited

Surfactants by virtue of their structure form self-assembled organized structures that exhibit fascinating properties useful for a wide range of applications. This book is a compilation of chapters from leading experts highlighting the use of specific surfactants and their functional properties in new and emerging areas of science and technology. The first two chapters of this book discuss the various applications of surfactants, including their use in cosmetics, oil recovery from rocks and mineral processing. Subsequent chapters cover advanced topics like new-generation polymer-based nanoparticles with microbial activity and complex phase systems formed as a result of charge-induced interactions between surfactants, polymers and proteins with potential applications in medical devices. In addition, this book reports for the first time on bio-surfactants extracted from micro-organisms present in the clouds. This report is not the only one of its kind, but it opens up a totally new area of research in terms of an unexplored source of bio-surfactants. It also paves the way for understanding their role in controlling our atmosphere and climate.

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Surfactants and DetergentsEdited by Ashim Dutta

Published: November 20th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77548

ISBN: 978-1-78984-661-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-660-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-838-2

Copyright year: 2019

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3118 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Surfactants in Household and Personal Care Formulations - An Overview

By Ashim Kumar Dutta


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2. Role of Surfactants in Mineral Processing: An Overview

By Abhyarthana Pattanaik and Rayasam Venugopal


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3. Effect of Surfactants on Bubble-Particle Interactions

By Pavlína Basařová and Mária Zedníková


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4. Surfactant Mixtures: Performances vs. Aggregation States

By Camillo La Mesa and Gianfranco Risuleo


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5. Biomimetic Nanomaterials from the Assembly of Polymers, Lipids, and Surfactants

By Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro


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6. Cloud Microorganisms, an Interesting Source of Biosurfactants

By Pascal Renard, Isabelle Canet, Martine Sancelme, Maria Matulova, Iveta Uhliarikova, Boris Eyheraguibel, Lionel Nauton, Julien Devemy, Mounir Traïkia, Patrice Malfreyt and Anne-Marie Delort


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