Special Issue "Selected Papers from XVI Polish–Ukrainian Symposium on Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Interfacial Phenomena and their Technological Applications"

A special issue of Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Eugene V. Aksenenko

A.V. Dumanski Institute of Colloid Chemistry and Chemistry of Water, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
Interests: theoretical issues of adsorption on solid/fluid and fluid/fluid interfaces; quantum chemical calculations of supramolecular systems which simulate adsorbed clusters; thermodynamic models of adsorption; development of software for fitting the thermodynamic models of adsorbed layers to the experimental data
Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandra Szcześ

Department of Physical Chemistry-Interfacial Phenomena, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, M.C.-Sklodowska Sq. 3/114 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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Phone: +48 81 537 7747
Interests: colloid and interface science; biomaterials and nanomaterials; liposomes
Guest Editor
Dr. Barbara Charmas

Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
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Interests: porous materials; nanomaterials and composites; mechanochemistry; cryoporometry DSC; thermal analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Successive Polish–Ukrainian Symposia are of great tradition and fame as an important scientific event, being the result of extensive and many years’ worth of collaboration between scientists from various research centers in Ukraine and Poland. The main aims of these symposia are the development of closer ties between Polish and Ukrainian research groups working in the field of theoretical and experimental studies of surface phenomena and their applications in practice.

The main topics of the symposia are: Sorption from gaseous and liquid phases, gas chromatography, ion exchange, heterogeneous catalysis, application of quantum mechanical methods for the study of the surface chemistry of dispersed materials, preparation of new adsorbents, ion exchangers and catalysts, and their application in various techniques, medicine and research practice.

The information of the event is posted on the Symposium web-site:

Dr. Eugene V. Aksenenko
Dr. Aleksandra Szcześ
Dr. Barbara Charmas
Guest Editors

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  • Theoretical problems of adsorption and colloid chemistry
  • Adsorption and adsorbents
  • Ion exchange. Chromatography
  • Catalysis and catalysts
  • Human health and environment protection

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Open AccessFeature PaperArticle Water Vapor Adsorption by Some Manganese Oxide Forms
Colloids Interfaces 2018, 2(4), 61; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids2040061 (registering DOI)
Received: 19 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 14 November 2018 / Published: 15 November 2018
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Manganese oxide forms prepared by different methods differ by their compositions, phase ratios in polyphase samples, and crystallite sizes (XRD and TEM characterization). Among the phases, tunnel-structured β-MnO2 (pyrolusite), α-MnO2 (cryptomelane), ε-MnO2 (akhtenskite), and β-Mn2O3 (bixbyite) have
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Manganese oxide forms prepared by different methods differ by their compositions, phase ratios in polyphase samples, and crystallite sizes (XRD and TEM characterization). Among the phases, tunnel-structured β-MnO2 (pyrolusite), α-MnO2 (cryptomelane), ε-MnO2 (akhtenskite), and β-Mn2O3 (bixbyite) have been identified. Water vapor sorption isotherms showed substantial differences in the affinities of water molecules to oxide surfaces of the manganese oxide forms under study. The parameters of the BET equation and pore size distribution curves have been calculated. The manganese oxide forms have mesoporous structures characterized by uniform and non-uniform pore sizes as well as by moderate hydrophilic behavior. Full article

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