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Special Issue "Surfactants at Interfaces and Thin Liquid Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
Interests: surface chemistry; colloids systems; liquid films; coalescence; bubble attachment; hydrophobicity; adsorption; adhesion; multiphase flow; mass transfer; image analysis
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: mineral processing; minerals engineering; flotation; physicochemistry of surfaces; colloids systems; hydrophobicity; minerals; surface properties; extractive metallurgy; leaching
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Thin liquid films, stabilized by surfactant adsorption layers, are the fundamental building blocks of any dispersed system with a liquid continuous phase. The stability of liquid films is a parameter of crucial importance for the properties of the dispersed system as a whole. Moreover, it controls the outcome of many important technological and industrial applications involving multiphase flows. One of the important examples of such processes is flotation separation, where the collision of gas bubbles with various interfaces, in the presence of reagents creating a favorable chemical environment, are the first fundamental step of the formation of bubble-particle aggregates and foam. We warmly invite you to contribute to the Special Issue “Surfactants at Interfaces and Thin Liquid Films”. Given the scientific scope of the journal, the topics of interest of this Special Issue should include the original papers related to basic and applied research on the physicochemical aspects of the flotation separation process, such as experimental and theoretical studies on the stability of liquid films (foam and wetting) under static and dynamic conditions, the kinetics of bubble attachment to solid surfaces, solid surface wettability, surfactant adsorption, bubble and drop interfaces, and the hydrodynamics of bubbles and drops in surfactant solution.
Dr. Jan Zawala
Dr. Przemyslaw B. Kowalczuk
Dr. Dominik Kosior
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- liquid films
- bubble attachment