Adsorption of Dispersants from Nonaqueous Solutions

  • E. S. Tormey
  • L. M. Robinson
  • W. R. Cannon
  • A. Bleier
  • H. K. Bowen
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 14)


The adsorption of Menhaden fish oil and glycerol trioleate from toluene solutions, onto the surfaces of oxide powders has been measured. The adsorption isotherms are presented and correlations between adsorption and dispersibility in these systems are made. The results indicate that as adsorption from solution increases so does the degree of dispersion in suspensions of alumina and ferrite powders.


Surface Active Agent Toluene Solution Particle Packing Interfacial Free Energy Ferrite Powder 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. S. Tormey
    • 1
  • L. M. Robinson
    • 1
  • W. R. Cannon
    • 1
  • A. Bleier
    • 1
  • H. K. Bowen
    • 1
  1. 1.Ceramics Processing Research LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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