English | 548 pages | ISBN-10: 0470660805 | PDF | 8.35 MB
Foam is a gas-liquid multiphase mixture that has several unique properties, such as high specific surface area and high expansion ratio. These properties can be harnessed in a wide variety of process applications and products such and froth flotation, fire-fighting and bread manufacture.
Divided into two sections, the chapters describe first the physical nature or behaviour of gas-liquid foam, and then process or product applications of foam. It includes coverage of:
Foam morphology in two- and three- dimensions
Changes in bubble size by coalescence and ripening
Pneumatic and particle-stabilised foams
Non aqueous foams, and 'Suprafroths'
Froth phase phenomena in mineral flotation and oil sand processing
Foams for enhanced mass transfer in fermentation processes
Foams in glass manufacturing, enhanced oil recovering, fire-fighting and consumer products
Linking the theory of foam science to industrial applications, Foam Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications summarises the state-of-the art of gas-liquid foam knowledge written by research leaders from academia and industry, and provides an accessible resource for those with an academic or practical interest in foam alike.
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