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Description - Principles and Applications of Emulsion Polymerization by Chorng-Shyan Chern

Up-to-date coverage of methods of emulsion polymerization This book provides a comprehensive reference on emulsion polymerization methods,focusing on the fundamental mechanisms and kinetics of each process, as well as howthey can be applied to the manufacture of environmentally friendly polymeric materials. Topics covered include: Conventional emulsion polymerizationMiniemulsion polymerizationMicroemulsion polymerizationIndustrial emulsion polymerization processes (primarily the semibatch and continuous reactions systems)The role of various colloidal phenomena in emulsion polymerizationImportant end-use properties of emulsion polymer (latex) productsInformation on industrial applications in paints, coatings, adhesives, paper and board, and more This is a hands-on reference for graduate students and professionals in polymerchemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science who are involved in researchon coatings, adhesives, rubber, latex, paints, finishes, and other materials that can becreated using various methods of emulsion polymerization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470124314
ISBN-10: 0470124318
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 163mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chorng-Shyan Chern

Chorng-Shyan Chern, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei. He received his PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was associated with United Merchants, S.C. Johnson Wax, and Union Carbide during his industrial career. His major research interests involve nucleation, growth, and stability of latex particles during emulsion polymerization.