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Structural Properties of Porous Materials and Powders Used in Different Fields of Science and Technology


Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Yury Mironovich Volfkovich, Vladimir Sergeevich Bagotsky
    Pages 1-6
  3. Technical Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Yury Mironovich Volfkovich
      Pages 9-18
    3. Yury Mironovich Volfkovich, Vladimir Sergeevich Bagotsky
      Pages 19-81
    4. Mikhail Mikhailovich Serov
      Pages 83-101
    5. Yuliya Sergeevna Dzyazko, Boris Yakovlevich Konstantinovsky
      Pages 103-128
    6. Mikhail L’vovich Ezerskiy, Vladimir Sergeevich Bagotsky
      Pages 129-133
    7. Vladimir Vasilievich Volkov, Yury Pavlovich Yampolskii
      Pages 135-158
  4. Natural Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Anatoly Nikolaevich Filippov, Yury Mironovich Volfkovich
      Pages 161-181
  5. Biological Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Mikhail Yurievich Sidorenko
      Pages 199-219
    3. Oksana Leonidovna Tonkha, Yuliya Sergeevna Dzyazko
      Pages 221-249
    4. Olena Romanovna Mokrousova, Yury Mironovich Volfkovich
      Pages 251-264
  6. Mathematical Modeling of Filtration Processes in Porous Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Anatoly Nikolaevich Filippov
      Pages 267-321
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 323-328

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and concise description of most important aspects of experimental and theoretical investigations of porous materials and powders, with the use and application of these materials in different fields of science, technology, national economy and environment. It allows the reader to understand the basic regularities of heat and mass transfer and adsorption occurring in qualitatively different porous materials and products, and allows the reader to optimize the functional properties of porous and powdered products and materials. Written in an straightforward and transparent manner, this book is accessible to both experts and those without specialist knowledge, and it is further elucidated by drawings, schemes and photographs.

Porous materials and powders with different pore sizes are used in many areas of industry, geology, agriculture and science. These areas include (i) a variety of devices and supplies; (ii) thermal insulation and building materials; (iii) oil-bearing geological, gas-bearing and water-bearing rocks; and (iv) biological objects. Structural Properties of Porous Materials and Powders Used in Different Fields of Science and Technology is intended for a wide-ranging audience specializing in different fields of science and engineering including engineers, geologists, geophysicists, oil and gas producers, agronomists, physiologists, pharmacists, researchers, teachers and students.


Porous Materials Standard Contact Porosimetry Structural Properties Surfacial Properties Wetting Properties

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Higher Mathematics (535)Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and GasMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Mountain ViewUSA

About the authors

Dr.Sci. Yury M. Volfkovich at present is Principal Scientist at A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His main areas of work during 50 years have been porosimetric methods, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors and electrochemical water purification. During 1970 - 1995 he participated in development of the fuel cells for the Soviet and Russian space programs. During 2003-2004, he worked as guest scientist at Axion Power Int. Co. and Porotech Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) as a head of laboratories of electrochemistry and porosimetry. He has developed a new porosimetric method – Method of Standard Contact Porosimetry and corresponding Porosimeter. At present this porosimeter is producing by Porotech Ltd. He is author of the two monographs: I.G. Gurevich, Yu.M. Volfkovich, V.S. Bagotsky, "Macrokinetics of Porous Electrodes", Minsk, 1974 (in Russian) and Yu. M. Volfkovich, T.M. Sedyuk, Electrochemical capacitors. In book: Reference book on Power Sources, Moscow, 2003 (in Russian). He is author more of 400 papers in scientific journals (Colloid and Surfaces, Advanced Materials, Electrochimica Acta, J.of Electrochemical Society, J. of Power Sources, J. of Applied Electrochemistry, Polymer Communications, Membrane Science, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, etc.) and 30 patents.

Dr.Sci. Anatoly N. Filippov is Professor (Full) of Higher Mathematics Department at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas starting from February, 2010. Since 1987 till January 2010 he worked at Moscow State University of Food Production successively as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Head of Pure and Applied Mathematics Department. Areas of his scientific interests are physico-chemical mechanics, modeling of membrane processes, viscous flow in porous medium, colloidal interactions, nanotechnology. Prof. Filippov published more than 240 papers in such journals as Colloid J., Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Colloids and Surfaces, J. Membrane Sci., Separation and Purification, Acta Mechanica, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Petroleum Chemistry, etc. He is a co-author of two monographs: S.N.Goryachev, A.N. Filippov “Theoretical aspects of electromigration of low-molecular components during fur manufacturing”, Furs of the World Publishing, Moscow, 1999 (in Russian); K.I.Popov, I.V.Gmoshinsky, A.N.Filippov, A.V.Zherdev, S.A.Khotimchenko, V.A.Tutelian “Food nanotechnologies: prospective and problems”, MSUFP Publishing Complex, Moscow, 2010 (in Russian) and the Chapter “Process of moisture sorption by hydrophilic biopolymers and biopolymer mixtures” (V.V.Ugrozov, A.N.Filippov, Yu.I.Sidorenko, N.N.Shebershneva) in the book “Theoretical Backgrounds of Food Technologies”, Moscow: KolosS Publishing, Book 2, 2009 (in Russian) and also of 4 patents.

Dr.Sci. Vladimir S. Bagotsky passed away on November 12, 2012 at the age of 92. Between 1949 and 1965 Vladimir Bagotsky worked at the All-Union Research Institute of Power Sources in Moscow. He was a head of laboratory which developed the batteries for spacecrafts (mostly high capacity silver-zinc and mercury-zinc). Starting from 1960 V. Bagotsky became a leader of the fuel cell development in the Soviet Union and from 1980 he supervised the Russian R&D related to lithium batteries. Since 1965 to 1985 before moving to the USA, Bagotsky worked at Institute of Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a head of the power sources division. Basic aspects of electrochemical energy conversion addressed by Bagotsky and his co-workers in this Institute are related to electrocatalysis, electrode kinetics on porous electrodes, and electrochemical intercalation. During his scientific career V.S.Bagotsky has authored more than 400 papers in scientific journals (Electrochimica Acta, J.of Electroanalytical.Chemistry, J. of Power Sources, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, etc.) and six monographs. The first was “Kinetics of Electrode Processes” (1952) published together with A.N.Frumkin, Z.A.Iofa and B.N.Kabanov in Russian and available in English as NBS translation. Already in XXI century, during his USA period, he published “Fundamentals of Electrochemistry” (Wiley, 2006) and the treatise “Fuel Cells: Problems and Solutions” (Wiley, 2009)”. Up to his last days Professor Bagotsky has been working on present book.

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