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26th Annual

Intensive Short Course On Surfactants-Principles and Applications

 

DATES: April 19-21, 2010

LOCATION: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

 Registration will be open in Feb. 2010!

The Center for Surface Science and Engineering  at  the University of Florida was established by the Board of Regents of the State University System as an interdisciplinary center for surface science and engineering in January 1985.  Presently, 14 faculty members from various departments and colleges are involved in the activities of the Center.  An international advisory board of leading researchers from academia and industry also provides input to the Center.

 

The Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC), was created to understand, monitor, and modify particle behavior of particulate systems in existing and emerging industries. The Center’s primary mission is to create a national center of excellence by conducting innovative fundamental research in an intellectually stimulating environment to enhance U.S. technological competitiveness, to educate students and professionals in the engineering practice of particle science and technology and to promote academic, industry, and government collaboration.

As one of their activities, the two centers are jointly offering an intensive course on Surfactants: Principles & Applications to research, development and technical staff of industry.  The course will present the principles and technological applications of surfactants to participants from industry. It will consist of lectures, laboratory experiments, and problem-solving sessions. Detailed lecture notes and related reprints will be given to each participant. The course will also include a guided tour of the state-of-the art research facilities available on the University of Florida campus for surface science research.  The teaching faculty for this intensive course combines over 125 years of research and teaching experience in surface and colloid science both from industry and academia.

 

Why do we offer this intensive short course to technical staff of industry?

We have been offering this annual intensive short course since 1984 in order to communicate the fundamental principles as well as recent advancements of surface science and technology to technical staff of industry. The science and technology involving surfactants have rapidly grown over the years. New methodologies and instruments have been designed to study the various properties of surfactant films, micelles and solutions.

This course also offers an opportunity for our students and postdoctoral associates to directly interact with technical staff from industry by setting aside an entire afternoon of the course to demonstrate instruments or methods used to measure various properties of surfactant films, micelles and solutions.

 

Who should take this intensive short course?

Any person involved in scientific and technical activities involving surfactant formulations, processing, or product design can benefit from this course.

We start with simple foundations of what interfaces are as well as surfactant molecules and proceed to discuss the development of surfactant science and applications in various technological processes.

 

What topics are included in this Course? 

We discuss various fundamental parameters used in surface and colloid chemistry as well as various systems and phenomena such as monolayers, micelles, macro and microemulsions, foams, contact angle and wettability, electrical double layer and electrokinetic phenomena, zeta potential, nanoparticles, dispersions, filtration of viruses, bacteria and nanoparticles. Detailed topics are described elsewhere in this brochure.

We also have a series of experiments to demonstrate the measurement of various properties of surfactant solutions such as dynamic surface tension, surface viscosity, Langmuir Blodgett films, retardation of evaporation by monolayers, size distribution in microemulsions, formation of microemulsions, zeta potential measurement, atomic force microscopy, and BET Surface area measurement of powders.

 

What is the uniqueness of this intensive course?

Based on our collective experience of more than 125 years, we emphasize the strong correlations between the molecular properties of surfactants and their macroscopic behavior in foams, emulsions, wettability, solubilization, and other technological processes and systems.

Thus, interrelating the molecular structure of surfactants and their behavior in various technological processes is a unique and strong aspect of this course.

Each participant will receive a detailed volume of lecture notes and an additional volume of important reprints of papers on various topics that illustrate the concepts presented in the lectures.

 

TOPICS:

Monday, April 19th, 2010

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

       Molecular basis of surface tension, interfacial tension and surface free energy

       Surface active molecules, fundamental characteristics of surface active molecules, polymeric surfactants, adsorption at G/L, L/L and L/S interfaces, Gibbs adsorption equation, surface concentration vs. bulk concentration of surfactants

       Micelle formation, hydrophobic interaction, effect of polar group, chain length and alcohols on micelle formation and critical micelle concentration (CMC)

       Marangoni effect and applications

       Surface viscosity, elasticity and applications

       Foaming and anti-foaming, molecular mechanisms, foamability, foam stability, rate of drainage, surface     viscosity, molecular packing, and the correlation among these properties with area per molecule at G/L interface

       Macro-and microemulsions: The effect of surfactant, co-surfactant, dynamic interfacial tension, surface viscosity on the rate of coalescence, and phase separation in emulsions, methods to determine the type of emulsions, high internal phase emulsions, (HIPE)

       Dynamic surface tension and dynamic properties of micelles: Kinetic stability of micelles, relaxation time of micelles using P-Jump, T-Jump, and Stopped-Flow techniques

       Detergency: Various mechanisms involved in detergency, solubilization in micelles, roll up phenomenon for trapped soils

Tuesday, April 20st, 2010

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

      Electrical double layer and electrokinetic phenomena, electrophoresis, electroosmosis, streaming potential, sedimentation potential

      Zeta potential and its measurements, correlation of zeta potential with stability of emulsions and solid/liquid dispersions

      Filtration of nanoparticles, viruses and bacteria from water by surface modified filters

      Contact angle, wettability and adhesion, the effect of wetting agents on contact angle and spreading of liquids on solids, hysteresis of contact angle, various applications of contact angle, such as agricultural sprays, textile surface, food packaging, papers, reprography and ink/paper interaction

Guided tour of the Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology and the Center for Surface Science and Engineering with the demonstration of the following laboratory experiments on surface properties: 

Off-site video link participants will receive the lecture notes and a CD of a virtual laboratory tour in advance of the course.

    Static and dynamic surface tension

    Ultra-low interfacial tension

    Surface viscosity

    Surface potential

    Zeta potential

    Area/molecule in monolayers

    Contact angle

    Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering (QELS) for determining micelle or micro emulsion droplet size

    Making of microemulsions

    BET surface area measurements

7:00 PM Banquet                  

Wednesday, April 21nd, 2010

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Raw materials in surfactant technology, biodegradable surfactants, and environmental regulations

      Monolayers and surface modification

      Microemulsions and their technological applications (enhanced oil recovery, drug delivery, preparation of nanoparticles)

      The role of surfactants in controlling stability of solid-liquid dispersions, crystal size, shape and filtration rate of liquids

 

Accommodations:

The Reitz Union Hotel (On Campus)  Cut off date for assured accommodation at discount rate is April 4 2010

352 392 2151(Phone)
352 846 2199 (Fax)
PLEASE ASK FOR BLOCK CODE SURF  TO GET A DISCOUNTED RATE

 

If special services are needed, (i.e. special dietary needs, listening/seeing devices, etc.) for the conference, please send us an email.  Our contact information is at the end of this announcement.

 

Conference registration: 

FEES:  The Course Fee is $1250.00 (PERC members pay $800.00/PERC affiliates $1000.00.  As an additional incentive when 2 or more persons from the same company register at the same time, they will each receive a 25% discount in registration fees.  Please send your registration form to the following address by March 25, 2008. After that date please add a late fee of $150.00.

For online registration and/or credit card payment, please go to the following website AFTER FEBRUARY 8 2010:

Registration 
http://conferences.dce.ufl.edu/basic/116.aspx

The registration fee covers lectures, reading materials, coffee breaks, luncheons and banquet. (Applicants are responsible for their travel arrangements, hotel reservations, transportation to and from hotel and airport, and evening meals)

 

THE INSTRUCTORS:

Dr. Brij M. Moudgil is a Distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of the Particle Engineering Research Center at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA).  

He has published over 130 technical papers and presented more than 150 papers at scientific meetings and seminars at academic institutions and private organizations, in the U.S. and abroad.  He has been awarded 12 patents and has edited six books. Dr. Moudgil has received several awards including the Robert H. Richards Award of AIME, SME Distinguished Member Award, and SME President’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Society. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1984.

Dr. Krister Holmberg is a professor of Applied Surface Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before taking up his present position, Dr. Holmberg was the Director of the Institute for Surface Chemistry in Stockholm, Sweden for seven years.  Dr. Holmberg has written two books in the area of surface chemistry and edited one book on novel surfactants. He has written 115 scientific papers and is the inventor or co-inventor of 30 patents. Dr. Holmberg was the President of IACIS, the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists, between 1996 and 1998.

Dr. Monica A. James-Smith, is doing research at the department of chemical engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She obtained her Ph.D.  in 2006, where she investigated the molecular interactions of surfactant solutions in micellar, microemulsion, and macroemulsion systems. She has investigated drug partitioning into microemulsions in relation to detoxification of drug overdose patients. She is currently investigating the interactions of surfactants with biological membranes with emphasis on penetration enhancement effects on skin and intestinal membranes. She has ten papers in publication or in press in reputable journals. She has been honored with an NIH postdoctoral fellowship.

Dr. Ranga Narayanan is a UF Research Foundation Professor. He has over 30 years of experience in interfacial transport phenomena and fluid mechanics. He is a co-author of a book on Interfacial Stability published by Springer Verlag (2002) and has edited several books and journals in interfacial transport processes. He is the recipient of the A.v. Humboldt Fellowship and a J. William Fullbright Fellowship and the Charles A. Stokes Professorship.

Dr. David Piatt is a section head at Procter & Gamble and is applying the principles of colloid and surface science to manufacturing processes. His early career was spent working on new technologies for laundry and automatic dish washing detergents.  His polymer training led to his moving into the microencapsulation area for a number of years.  During this time, he co-edited a book on polymeric delivery systems and received three patents. 

Dr. Kirk Ziegler is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Throughout his career, his work has applied interfacial science principles to materials science. This work has included fundamental aspects of the self-assembly of triblock copolymers as well as the colloidal stability and suspension of nanomaterials. He has also exploited the benefits of supercritical fluids in eliminating transport barriers due to surface tension. More recently, his group has been taking advantage of the mobility and rapid equilibrium that occurs at interfaces for altering the surface properties of nanomaterials and developing Pickering emulsions for separations, lubricants, and controlled release capsules.

Which companies have sent their staff members to this course?

The following list contains some of the companies that have sent their technical staff members to participate in our course:

            •    Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

            •    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

            •    Alcoa, Inc.

            •    Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

            •    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Inc.

            •    Cabot Microelectronics Corp.

            •    Church & Dwight Co.

            •    Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

            •    Colgate Palmolive Co.

            •    Condea Vista, Inc.

            •    Consep Inc.

            •    Eli Lilly & Co.

            •    FMC Corporation

            •    Frito-Lay, Inc./Technology

            •    Gillette Co.

            •    Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.

            •    Griffin LLC

            •    Henkel Corp.

            •    Hercules Inc.

            •    ICI Surfactants

            •    Intevep, S.A.

            •    J & S Chemical

            •    J. M. Huber Corp.

            •    Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

            •    Kimberly-Clark Corp.

            •    Lonza Co.

            •    Naval Surface Warfare Center

            •    Neutrogena Corp.

            •    Procter and Gamble Co.

            •    Rhone-Poulenc Co.

            •    Ross Laboratories, Inc.

            •    SSC Industries, Inc.

            •    Sterling Winthrop Inc.

            •    3M Center

            •    Tomah Products, Inc.

            •    Unilever Research, US

            •    Union Carbide Corporation, Inc.

            •    Vinings Ind. Inc.

            •    Vistakon, Inc.

            •    Witco Co.

            •   Xerox Corp.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ranga Narayanan or Kirk Ziegler

Phone: 352-392-9103  or 352-392-3412

Fax: 352-392-9513

Email: surfsci@che.ufl.edu

 


 * The Center for Surface Science and Engineering reserves the right to change dates, topics, and speakers of the short course.


The Center for Surface Science and Engineering at the University of Florida was established by the Board of Regents of the State University System as an interdisciplinary center for surface science and engineering in January 1985.  Presently, 25 faculty members from various departments and colleges are involved in the activities of the Center.  An international advisory board of leading researchers from academia and industry also provides input to the Center.

The Particle Engineering Research Center, funded by a $60 million, 11 year grant from the National Science Foundation, the state of Florida, and several industries, was created to understand, monitor, and modify particle behavior of particulate systems in existing and emerging industries.  The Center’s primary mission is to create a national center of excellence by conducting innovative fundamental research in an intellectually stimulating environment to enhance U.S. technological competitiveness, to educate students and professionals in the engineering practice of particle science and technology and to promote academic/industry/government collaboration.

As one of their activities the two centers are jointly offering an intensive course on Surfactants:  Principles & Applications to research, development and technical staff of industry.  The course will be presented on April 19-21, 2010 at the University of Florida.  The course will present the principles and technological applications of surfactants to participants from industry.  It will consist of lectures, laboratory experiments, and problem-solving sessions.  Detailed lecture notes and related reprints will be given to each participant.  The course will be conducted by an international team of researchers from academia and industry.  The course will also include a guided tour of the state-of-the art research facilities available on the University of Florida campus for surface science research.  The teaching faculty for this intensive course combines over 125 years of research and teaching experience in surface and colloid science.       

The registration fee covers lectures, reading materials, coffee breaks, luncheons and a banquet.  Applicants are responsible for their accommodations and dinners.  The Center has block booked rooms at the Reitz Union Hotel  Participants are requested to make arrangements for their hotel accomodations and transportation to and from the hotels and Conference Building.

The Centers provide the following services:

Conduct contract research on projects requiring multi-disciplinary approaches.

Collaborate with industry to promote the development of technology from basic research.

Organize seminars, workshops, short courses and symposia on topics relevant to particle science & technology and surface science for the academic and industrial research community.

For more information about PERC research and education programs, please contact:

205 Particle Science & Technology
P.O. Box 116135
Gainesville, FL 32611-6135
Phone: (352) 846-1194 Fax: (352) 846-1196

E-mail: erc@eng.ufl.edu
or visit http://www.erc.ufl.edu

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ranga Narayanan or Kirk Ziegler

Phone: 352-392-9103

Fax: 352-392-9513

Email: surfsci@che.ufl.edu


 
 
 



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