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Wetting and spreading of commercially available aqueous surfactants on porous materials

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posted on 02.04.2019, 12:31 authored by Phillip Johnson, Toby Routledge, Anna TrybalaAnna Trybala, Mauro Vaccaro, Victor Starov
The wetting properties of aqueous solutions of a commercially available surfactant at various concentrations on porous media are investigated using the KRUSS DSA100 shape analyzer and the ADVANCED software to process the data. Time evolution of both the contact angle and drop base diameter at each surfactant concentration after deposition were monitored. Three different porous substrates (sponges) were examined. The sponges used were a car sponge, dish sponge and audio sponge. The sponges were investigated both dry and at different degrees of saturation, that is, the amount of water absorbed into the sponge. It was found that pure distilled water droplets deposited on the dry porous media showed non-wetting. However, if droplets of surfactant solutions were deposited, then a change to a complete wetting case was found at all surfactant concentrations used. It has been observed that for all sponges, no matter the degree of saturation, they display a minimum contact angle after which the droplet is rapidly absorbed into the porous media.

Funding

This research was supported by Procter and Gamble Ltd., Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, MAP EVAPORATION and PASTA projects, European Space Agency

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Published in

Colloids and Interfaces

Volume

3

Issue

1

Pages

14 - 14

Citation

JOHNSON, P. ... et al., 2019. Wetting and spreading of commercially available aqueous surfactants on porous materials. Colloids and Interfaces, 3(1): 14.

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© The Authors. Published by MDPI AG

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Acceptance date

17/01/2019

Publication date

2019-01-21

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by MDPI under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

eISSN

2504-5377

Language

en