A new, definitive perspective of electrokinetic and colloid transport processes
Responding to renewed interest in the subject of electrokinetics, Electrokinetic and Colloid Transport Phenomena is a timely overview of the latest research and applications in this field for both the beginner and the professional. An outgrowth of an earlier text (by coauthor Jacob Masliyah), this self-contained reference provides an up-to-date summary of the literature on electrokinetic and colloid transport phenomena as well as direct pedagogical insight into the development of the subject over the past several decades.
A distinct departure from standard colloid science monographs, Electrokinetic and Colloid Transport Phenomena presents the most salient features of the theory in a simple and direct manner, allowing the book to serve as a stepping-stone for further learning and study. In addition, the book uniquely discusses numerical simulation of electrokinetic problems and demonstrates the use of commercial finite element software for solving these multiphysics problems. Among the topics covered are:
â Mathematical preliminaries
â Colloidal systems
â Electrostatics and application of electrostatics
â Electric double layer
â Electroosmosis and streaming potential
â Electrophoresis and sedimentation potential
â London-Van der Waals forces and the DLVO theory
â Coagulation and colloid deposition
â Numerical simulation of electrokinetic phenomena
â Applications of electrokinetic phenomena
Because this thorough reference does not require advanced mathematical knowledge, it enables a graduate or a senior undergraduate student approaching the subject for the first time to easily interpret the theories. On the other hand, the application of relevant mathematical principles and the worked examples are extremely useful to established researchers and professionals involved in a wide range of areas, including electroosmosis, streaming potential, electrophoretic separations, industrial practices involving colloids and complex fluids, environmental remediation, suspensions, and microfluidic systems.
JACOB H. MASLIYAH, PhD, is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and a University Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada, and has published over 270 papers in the area of transport phenomena. He currently holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
SUBIR BHATTACHARJEE, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is the Canada Research Chair in Colloids and Complex Fluids at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published research papers in areas including colloidal interactions and transport, electrokinetic processes, novel separations, microfluidics, and atomic force microscopy.