Polymerizable microemulsion membranes: from basics to applications

Authored by: Francesco Galiano , Bartolo Gabriele , Jan Hoinkis , Alberto Figoli

Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138896581
eBook ISBN: 9781315179070
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315179070-1

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Abstract

Microemulsions are thermodynamically stable and optical isotropic dispersions made up of two immiscible liquids (oil and water phases) stabilized by the presence of a surfactant. Microemulsions are completely transparent and macroscopically homogeneous. However, on a microscopic level, due to the interface created from the surfactant located between the water and oil domains, they are heterogeneous systems (Solans and Garcìa-Selma, 1997).

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