The first modern approach to relate fundamental research to the applied science of colloids, this series bridges academic research and industrial applications, thus providing the information vital to both. Written by the very best scientists in their respective disciplines, the five volumes are edited by an internationally recognized expert on this topic. This volume describes the role of colloids in agrochemicals, highlighting the importance of fundamental research in practical applications. Of interest to electrochemists, physical and surface chemists, materials scientists, and physicists.
After finishing his PhD at Alexandria University, Tharwat Tadros was appointed lecturer in Physical Chemistry (1962-1966) at the same University. Between 1966 and 1969, he spent a sabbatical at the Agricultural University of Wageningen and T.N.O in Delft, the Netherlands. Thereafter he worked at I.C.I. and ZENECA until 1994, where he researched various fields of surfactants, emulsions, suspensions, microemulsions, wetting spreading and adhesion, and rheology. During that period he was also appointed visiting professor at Imperial College London, Bristol University and Reading University. In 1992, he was elected President of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Science. Since leaving ZENECA, Dr Tadros has worked as a consultant for various industries and also given several courses in his specialized field. He is the recipient of two medals from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK, and has more than 250 scientific papers to his name.
General Introduction General Classification of Surface Active Agents Used in Agrochemical Formulations Physical Chemistry of Surfactant Solutions Interfacial Aspects of Agrochemical Formulations Interaction Forces Between Particles or Droplets in Agrochemical Dispersions (Suspension Concentrates or Emulsions, EW's) and Their Role in Colloid Stability Emulsion Concentrates (EW's) Suspension Concentrates (SC's) Oil Based Suspension Concentrates Suspoemulsions Microemulsions Multiple Emulsions Controlled Release Formulations Basic Principles of Selection of Adjuvants in Agrochemical Formulations