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Chemical Engineering

CHEE460

CHEE460 : Applied Surface and Colloid Science

Personnel

Instructor

Aris DocoslisDupuis 208aris.docoslis@queensu.ca613-533-6949

TAs

Joshua RaveendranDupuis 240joshua.raveendran@queensu.ca

Course Description

The course covers four major topics:

  1. The thermodynamic properties of interfaces (surface energy, wetting, surface area and porosity, capillary effects, work of adhesion/cohesion)
  2. Models of adsorption/desorption phenomena.
  3. The amphiphilic behaviour of surfactants.
  4. The stability and characterization of colloidal systems.

Student appreciation for the importance of these phenomena is cultivated using examples drawn from industrial processes/products including inks, paints, foods, polymer blends, and nanocomposites. (0/12/0/30/0)

PREREQUISITE: CHEE 210 or permission of the department.

EXCLUSION: ENCH 347 ( CHEM 347 )

Objectives and Outcomes

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

  • Lectures: Ellis Hall 324 - Tuesday: 9:30-10:20am, Thursday: 8:30-9:20am, Friday: 10:30-11:20am
  • Tutorials: Friday: 11:30am-12:20pm

Resources

P.C. Hiemenz & R. Rajagopalan, Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry 3rd Edition, Marcel Dekker Inc..