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Surfactants and Detergents: Chemistry and Applications
By
Syed Q. A. Rizvi, Ph.D.
Syed Q. A. Rizvi, Ph.D.
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ISBN:
978-0-8031-7131-2
No. of Pages:
514
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
2021

This chapter deals with environmental remediation and surfactant-based remediation technologies. Such technologies are used for oil-spill remediation, contaminated groundwater remediation, and industrial wastewater treatment to remove contaminants prior to allowing its entry into the groundwater. Surfactant-based technologies for oil-spill remediation include the use of oil dispersants, surface-washing agents, and emulsion breakers and inhibitors; contaminated groundwater technologies involve the use of surfactants and biosurfactants and, for industrial wastewater treatment, the use of coagulating and flocculating agents and foam flotation.

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