MANUAL Published: 2021

Surfactants and Detergents: Chemistry and Applications

Author(s): ["Syed Q. A. Rizvi"]

Surfactants are essential to formulating a wide variety of consumer products, from household and laundry soaps and detergents to personal care products. This manual provides one comprehensive source for practitioners, addressing the use of these substances in a variety of applications.

Eighteen chapters covers fundamental concepts, test methods, and agricultural chemical formulations and delivery systems, plus detailed information on:

– anionic surfactants
– cationic and amphoteric surfactants
– nonionic surfactants
– specialty surfactants
– biosurfactants
– surfactants in detergents and cleaning products
– surfactants in personal-care and cosmetics
– emulsifiers in foods
– surfactants in ethical drug delivery
– surfactants in textiles
– surfactants in petroleum and petroleum products
– surfactants in inks, adhesives, sealants, paints, and coatings
– surfactant-enhanced environmental remediation
– surfactants, detergents, and the environment

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Developed by Committee: D12
Pages: 514
DOI: 10.1520/MNL80-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7132-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7131-2