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  • Surface Tension and Adsorption Studies by Drop Profile Analysis Tensiometry.

Surface Tension and Adsorption Studies by Drop Profile Analysis Tensiometry.

Journal of surfactants and detergents (2017-12-05)
T Kairaliyeva, E V Aksenenko, N Mucic, A V Makievski, V B Fainerman, Reinhard Miller
ABSTRACT

Surface tension and dilational viscoelasticity of solutions of various surfactants measured with bubble and drop profile analysis tensiometry are discussed. The study also includes experiments on the co-adsorption of surfactant molecules from a solution drop and alkane molecules from saturated alkane vapor phase. Using experimental data for 12 surfactants with different surface activities, it is shown that depletion due to adsorption of surfactant from the drop bulk can be significant. An algorithm is proposed quantitatively to take into consideration the depletion effect which is required for a correct description of the co-adsorption of alkanes on the solution drop surface and the correct analysis of experimental dynamic surface tension data to determine the adsorption mechanism. Bubble and drop profile analysis tensiometry is also the method of choice for measuring the dilational viscoelasticity of the adsorbed interfacial layer. The same elasticity moduli are obtained with the bubble and drop method only when the equilibrium surface pressures are sufficiently small (Π < 15 mN m

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Triton X-100, laboratory grade
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Triton X-45