Handbook of Detergents: Part A, Properties

Guy Broze 
CRC Press 

Hardback  814  ISBN 9780824714178      £184.00
Part A of this handbook describes the raw materials and potential interactions of detergent products before, during and after use, focusing on the development and mechanisms of action of cleaning components. The text presents the basic physiochemical concepts necessary to formulate new, safer and more effective detergent products.


  • detergents - technical and practical challenges;
  • surfactants - classification; surface activity;
  • surfactant solubility; anionic-cationic surfactant mixtures;
  • polymer-surfactant interactions - their behaviour at solid-liquid interfaces;
  • emulsions; microemulsions;
  • equilibrium and dynamics of surfactant adsorption monolayers and thin liquid films;
  • foam in consumer products;
  • surfactant interactions with skin;
  • models for studying surfactant interactions with the skin;
  • properties of builders - nonphosphate builders;
  • polymers in detergents;
  • oxygen bleaches;
  • hypochlorite bleach;
  • applications of hypochlorite;
  • detergent enzymes - a challenge!;
  • perfumes in detergents;
  • the use of colorants in soaps and detergents;
  • disinfection and preservation in detergents;
  • rheological modifiers for aqueous solutions.
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