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Wetting and Wettability - Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Volodymyr Shatokha

Ukrainian State University of Science and Technology

A renowned researcher in ironmaking and steelmaking served 20 years as Vice-Rector for Research and Education of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, and holder of patents ‘’Production of nano-sized ferrite comprising oxidizing a molten slag’’ and ‘’Production of nano-sized ferrite’’.


Methodologies Work of Adhesion Surface Free Energy Interfacial Tension Contact Angle Contact Angle Hysteresis Sliding Angle Shedding Angle Wetting Speed Modelling Penetration Spreading

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At first sight, a subject of this book may appear as a rather specialized topic; however, wetting and wettability are fundamental to many important phenomena, including adhesion, penetration of liquids into capillary structures, granulation and agglomeration of fines and powders, interfacial chemical reactions, spreading and retention of liquid sprays on the surface, particle floatation, cleaning, printing and so on. Wetting is also an indispensable part of fluid rheology and fluid dynamics. Therefore, it is an influential theme with countless practical applications including biology, pharmacy, healthcare, agrochemistry, petrochemistry, minerals and metals, ceramics, polymers, coatings, fibers, adhesives, etc. Even though wetting and wettability have been studied since long ago, this remains a very booming research area that reveals new opportunities for discoveries and innovations related to the nanoscale, advanced materials, novel measurement, characterization techniques, and data processing.

This book aims to offer a rare opportunity for researchers from various domains to share cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge, including both fundamentals and practical applications.

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Volodymyr Shatokha

Ukrainian State University of Science and Technology

Volodymyr Shatokha graduated in 1982 as a Ferrous Metallurgy engineer. In 1985, he received a Ph.D. degree from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (known since 1999 as the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine and since 2021 as the Ukrainian State University of Science and Technology). In 1998, he received the title of professor with the Ironmaking Chair. During 1999–2002, he was the dean of the Metallurgical Faculty. During 2002-2021, he was the vice-rector for Research and Education. Since 2022 he is a professor of the Ironmaking & Steelmaking Department. His research deals mainly with the properties of iron ore materials, physicochemical processes of ironmaking, recycling methods, sustainability analysis, etc. He is the author of over 180 research papers, 7 books, and 7 patents. He is the honorary professor at the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, China, and a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo (2013). He is a laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (2010) and a fellow of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme for the EU climate and energy policy studies (since 2015).

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