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Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 106, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 446, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 324, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Otorrinolaringologica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.307, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.344, CiteScore: 1)
Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.992, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Applied Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Applied Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.089, CiteScore: 5)
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 431, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 395, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 488, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 264, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 0)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription  
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
Analytica Chimica Acta : X     Open Access  
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 215, SJR: 0.633, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 237, SJR: 1.58, CiteScore: 3)
Animal Feed Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Animal Reproduction Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.704, CiteScore: 2)
Annales d'Endocrinologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)

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Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
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    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Louise Deschênes, Timothy EllsThe attachment of microbial communities to surfaces is a well-known problem recognized to be involved in a variety of critical issues in the sectors of food processing, chronic wounds, infection from implants, clogging of membranes and corrosion of equipment. Considering the importance of the detrimental impact of biofouling, it has received much attention in the scientific community and from concerned stakeholders. With the development of nanotechnology and the nowadays widespread use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), concerns have been raised regarding their fate in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Safety aspects and public health issues are critical in the management of handling nanomaterials and their nanowastes. The interactions of various types of nanoparticles (NPs) with planktonic bacteria have also received attention due to their antimicrobial properties. However, their behavior in regard to biofilms is not well understood although, in the environment, most of the bacteria prefer living in sessile communities. The question appears relevant considering the need to build knowledge on the fate of nanoparticles and the fact that no one can exclude the risk of accumulation of nanoparticles in biofilms and on surfaces leading to a form of nanofouling involving both engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and nanoplastics. The present analysis of recent research accounts allows in identifying that (1) research activities related to water remediation systems have been mostly oriented on the impact of NPs on pre-existing biofilms, (2) experimental designs are restricted to few scenarios of exposure, usually limited to relative short-time periods although nanofouling could favour the development of multi-resistant bacterial species through sub-lethal exposures over prolong periods of time (3) nanofouling in other systems in which biofilms develop remains to be addressed, and (4) new research directions are required for investigating the mechanisms involved and the subsequent impact of nanofouling on bacterial consortium responses encountered in a variety of environments such as those prevailing in food production/processing settings. Finally, this review aims at providing recent information and insights on nanoparticle-bacterial interactions in the context of biofilms in order to supply an updated outlook of research perspectives that could help establish the framework for production, use and fate of nanomaterials as well as future research directions.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Different strategies of foam stabilization in the use of foam as a
           fracturing fluid
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Jun Zhou, P.G. Ranjith, W.A.M. WanniarachchiAn attractive alternative to mitigate the adverse effects of conventional water-based fluids on the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing is to inject foam-based fracking fluids into reservoirs. The efficiency of foaming fluids in subsurface applications largely depends on the stability and transportation of foam bubbles in harsh environments with high temperature, pressure and salinity, all of which inevitably lead to poor foam properties and thus limit fracturing efficiency. The aim of this paper is to elaborate popular strategies of foam stabilization under reservoir conditions. Specifically, this review first discusses three major mechanisms governing foam decay and summarizes recent progress in research on these phenomena. Since surfactants, polymers, nanoparticles and their composites are popular options for foam stabilization, their stabilizing effects, especially the synergies in composites, are also reviewed. In addition to reporting experimental results, the paper also reports recent advances in interfacial properties via molecular dynamical simulation, which provide new insights into gas/liquid interfacial properties under the influence of these popular additives at molecular scale. The results of both experiments and simulations indicate that foam additives play an essential role in foam stability and the synergic effects of surfactants and nanoparticles exhibit more favorable performance.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Historical perspective - Advances in precursor system for silica-based
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           morphology, and multifunctionality: A review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Solmaz Karamikamkar, Hani E. Naguib, Chul B. ParkAbstractConventional silica-based aerogels are among the most promising materials considering their special properties, such as extremely low thermal conductivity (~15 mW/mK) and low-density (∼0.003–0.5 g.cm−3) as well as high surface area (500–1200 m2. g−1). However, they have relatively low mechanical properties and entail extensive and energy-consuming processing steps. Silica-based aerogels are mostly fragile and possess minimal mechanical properties as well as a long processing procedure which hinders their application range. The key point in improving the mechanical properties of such a material is to increase the connectivity in the aerogel backbone. Several methods of mechanical improvement of silica-based aerogels have been explored by researchers such as (i) use of flexible silica precursors in silica gel backbone, (ii) surface-crosslinking of silica particles with a polymer, (iii) prolonged aging step in different solutions, (iv) distribution of flexible nanofillers into the silica solution prior to gelation, and, most recently, (v) polymerizing the silica precursor prior to gelation.The polymerized silica precursor, as in the most recent approach, can be gelled either by binodal decomposition, resulting in a particulate structure, or by spinodal decomposition, resulting in a non-particulate structure. By optimizing the material composition and processing conditions of materials, the aerogel can be tailored with different functional capabilities. This review paper presents a literature survey of precursor modification toward increased connectivity in the backbone, and the synthesis of inorganic and hybrid systems containing siloxane in the backbone of the silica-based aerogels and its composite version with carbon nanofillers. This review also explains the novel properties and applications of these material systems in a wide area. The relationship among the materials-processing-structure-properties in these kinds of aerogels is the most important factor in the development of aerogel products with given morphologies (particulate, fiber-like, or non-particulate) and their resultant properties. This approach to advancing precursor systems leads to the next-generation, multifunctional silica-based aerogel materials.Graphical AbstractThe overview of silica-based aerogels in terms of both fabrication and precursor system advancementUnlabelled Image
       
  • Colloid chemistry and experimental techniques for understanding
           fundamental behaviour of produced water in oil and gas production
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Marcin Dudek, Eilen Arctander Vik, Svein Viggo Aanesen, Gisle ØyeDue to increasing volumes of produced water and environmental concerns related to its discharge, water treatment has become a major challenge during the production of crude oil and natural gas. With continuously stricter regulations for discharging produced water to sea, the operators are obliged to look for ways to improve the treatment processes or re-use the water in a beneficial way, for example as a pressure support during oil recovery (produced water re-injection). To improve the knowledge of the underlying phenomena governing separation processes, detailed information of the composition and interfacial properties of produced water is undoubtedly useful and could provide valuable input for better understanding and improving separation models. This review article summarizes knowledge gained about produced water composition and the most common treatment technologies, which are later used to describe the fundamental phenomena occurring during separation. These colloidal interactions, such as coalescence of oil droplets, bubble-droplet attachment or partitioning of components between oil and water, are of crucial importance for the performance of various technologies and are sometimes overlooked in physical considerations of produced water treatment. The last part of the review deals with the experimental methodologies that are available to study these phenomena, provide data for models and support development of more efficient separation processes.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Pd-based nanoparticles: Plant-assisted biosynthesis, characterization,
           mechanism, stability, catalytic and antimicrobial activities
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh, Mohaddeseh Sajjadi, Jaber Dadashi, Hossein GhafuriAbstractAmong various metal nanoparticles, palladium nanoparticles (Pd NPs) are one of the most important and fascinating nanomaterials. An important concern about the preparation of Pd NPs is the formation of toxic by-products, dangerous wastes and harmful pollutants. The best solution to exclude and/or minimize these toxic substances is plant mediated biosynthesis of Pd NPs. Biogenic Pd based NPs from plant extracts have been identified as valuable nanocatalysts in various catalytic reactions because of their excellent activities and selectivity. They have captured the attention of researchers owing to their economical, sustainable, green and eco-friendly nature. This review attempts to cover the recent progresses in the fabrication, characterization and broad applications of biogenic Pd nanoparticles (NPs) in environmental and catalytic systems. In addition, the stability of biosynthesized Pd NPs and mechanism of their formation are investigated.Graphical AbstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • A review of electrophoretic deposition of metal oxides and its application
           in solid oxide fuel cells
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Shanshan Hu, Wenyuan Li, Harry Finklea, Xingbo LiuBecause of its cost-effectiveness, good uniformity, fast deposition rate and simplicity, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) has been widely used to deposit various metal oxide films for different applications. As with other coating fabrication processes, the deposition rate and film quality are two crucial criteria to evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of EPD. In this review, we summarize the parameters and discuss the dynamic processes influencing the deposition behavior of ionically charged metal oxide particles. Special focus is also given to the methods to improve the film quality. In addition, the application of EPD in the fabrication of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) is summarized.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Purification and separation of ultra-small metal nanoclusters
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): Dan Li, Beena Kumari, Xianzhi Zhang, Cuiping Wang, Xifan Mei, Vincent M. RotelloMetal nanoclusters (NCs) are ultra-small nanoparticles intermediate in size between small molecule complexes and nanoparticles. NCs with tunable surface functionality feature unique physical and chemical properties, however these properties are frequently compromised by the presence of undesired components such as excess ligands or mixtures of NCs. In a typical synthesis process, different NCs can be formed with varying numbers of metal atoms and/or ligands, and even NCs with the same number of metal atoms and ligands can have different spatial structures. The separation of pure NCs is important because different species have distinct optical and catalytic behavior. However, NCs can be difficult to purify or separate for a range of reasons. In this review, we discuss established and emerging approaches for NC purification/separation, with a focus on choosing the appropriate method depending on NC and application.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • A review of cryogels synthesis, characterization and applications on the
           removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): Alzhan Baimenov, Dmitriy A. Berillo, Stavros G. Poulopoulos, Vassilis J. InglezakisThe physical and chemical attributes of cryogels, such as the macroporosity, elasticity, water permeability and ease of chemical modification have attracted strong research interest in a variety of areas, such as water purification, catalysis, regenerative medicine, biotechnology, bioremediation and biosensors. Cryogels have shown high removal efficiency and selectivity for heavy metals, nutrients, and toxic dyes from aqueous solutions but there are challenges when scaling up from lab to commercial scale applications. This paper represents an overview of the most recent advances in the use of cryogels for the removal of heavy metals from water and attempts to fill the gap in the literature by deepening the understanding on the mechanisms involved, which strongly depend on the initial monomer composition and post-modification agent precursors used in synthesis. The review also describes the advantages of cryogels over other adsorbents and covers synthesis and characterization methods such as SEM/EDS, TEM, FTIR, zeta potential measurements, porosimetry, swelling and mechanical properties.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Proteins, peptides and peptidomimetics as active agents in implant surface
           functionalization
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): Przemysław Jurczak, Julia Witkowska, Sylwia Rodziewicz-Motowidło, Sławomir LachAbstractThe recent impact of implants on improving the human life quality has been enormous. During the past two decades we witnessed major advancements in both material and structural development of implants. They were driven mainly by the increasing patients’ demand and the need to address the major issues that come along with the initially underestimated complexity of the bone-implant interface. While both, the materials and design of implants reached a certain, balanced state, recent years brought a shift in focus towards the bone-implant interface as the weakest link in the increasing implant long-term usability. As a result, several approaches were developed. They aimed at influencing and enhancing the implant osseointegration and its proper behavior when under load and stress. With this review, we would like to discuss the recent advancements in the field of implant surface modifications, emphasizing the importance of chemical methods, focusing on proteins, peptides and peptidomimetics as promising agents for titanium surface coatings.Graphical AbstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • On importance of external conditions and properties of the interacting
           phases in formation and stability of symmetrical and unsymmetrical liquid
           films
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): Jan Zawala, Kazimierz Malysa, Przemyslaw B. KowalczukImportance of external conditions and properties of phases creating liquid films, in outcome of the air bubble collisions with liquid/air and liquid/solids interfaces in clean water and in liquid solutions, is critically reviewed. The review is focussed on initial stages of the liquid films formation by bubbles colliding with interfaces, as well as, on analysis of the most important factors responsible for the collision's outcome, that is, either the rapid bubble bouncing or formation of the symmetrical or unsymmetrical liquid films and their thinning to the critical rupture thicknesses. Data on formation of liquid films under dynamic conditions, both in pure liquids and solutions of electrolytes and various surface-active substances, are reviewed and importance of hydrodynamic boundary conditions at interacting interfaces for energy balance in the system is discussed. It is shown that the liquid films stability, which in stagnant systems are directly determined by properties of the liquid/gas and liquid/solid interfaces, can be quite different in dynamic environment. A mechanism of the bubble bouncing from various interfaces in terms of interplay between energy exchange and kinetics of liquid film drainage is analyzed. It is shown that this mechanism is universal and irrelevant on the nature of interacting phases. Moreover, mechanisms responsible for wetting (unsymmetrical) film stability under dynamic conditions are discussed in light of the most recent studies, showing a crucial role of electrolyte, kind and concentration of surface-active substances, electrical surface charge, hydrophilic/hydrophobic properties of solids and presence of air entrapped (nano- and/or micro-bubbles) at surfaces of highly hydrophobic solids in the liquid films rupture.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Adsorption and interfacial structure of nanocelluloses at fluid interfaces
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): Pascal Bertsch, Peter FischerNanocelluloses (NCs), more specifically cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils, are a green alternative for the stabilization of fluid interfaces. The adsorption of NCs at oil-water interfaces facilitates the formation of stable and biocompatible Pickering emulsions. In contrast, unmodified NCs are not able to stabilize foams. As a consequence, NCs are often hydrophobized by covalent modifications or adsorption of surfactants, allowing also the stabilization of foams or functional inverse, double, and stimuli-responsive emulsions. Although the interfacial stabilization by NCs is readily exploited, the driving force of adsorption and stabilization mechanisms remained long unclear. Here, we summarize the recent advances in the understanding of NC adsorption regarding kinetics, isotherms, and energetic aspects, as well as their interfacial structure, surface coverage, and contact angle. We thereby distinguish unmodified NCs, covalently modified NCs, and surfactant enhanced adsorption.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Foamability of aqueous solutions: Role of surfactant type and
           concentration
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): B. Petkova, S. Tcholakova, M. Chenkova, K. Golemanov, N. Denkov, D. Thorley, S. StoyanovIn this paper we study the main surface characteristics which control the foamability of solutions of various surfactants. Systematic series of experiments with anionic, cationic and nonionic surfactants with different head groups and chain lengths are performed in a wide concentration range, from 0.001 mM to 100 mM. The electrolyte (NaCl) concentration is also varied from 0 up to 100 mM. For all surfactants studied, three regions in the dependence of the foamability, VA, on the logarithm of surfactant concentration, lgCS, are observed. In Region 1, VA is very low and depends weakly on CS. In Region 2, VA increases steeply with CS. In Region 3, VA reaches a plateau. To analyse these results, the dynamic and equilibrium surface tensions of the foamed solutions are measured. A key new element in our interpretation of the foaming data is that we use the surface tension measurements to determine the dependence of the main surface properties (surfactant adsorption, surface coverage and surface elasticity) on the surface age of the bubbles. In this way we interpret the results from the foaming tests by considering the properties of the dynamic adsorption layers, formed during foaming. The performed analysis reveals a large qualitative difference between the nonionic and ionic surfactants with respect to their foaming profiles. The data for the nonionic and ionic surfactants merge around two master curves when plotted as a function of the surface coverage, the surface mobility factor, or the Gibbs elasticity of the dynamic adsorption layers. This difference between the ionic and nonionic surfactants is explained with the important contribution of the electrostatic repulsion between the foam film surfaces for the ionic surfactants which stabilizes the dynamic foam films even at moderate surface coverage and at relatively high ionic strength (up to 100 mM). In contrast, the films formed from solutions of nonionic surfactants are stabilized via steric repulsion which becomes sufficiently high to prevent bubble coalescence only at rather high surface coverage (> 90%) which corresponds to related high Gibbs elasticity (> 150 mN/m) and low surface mobility of the dynamic adsorption layers. Mechanistic explanations of all observed trends are provided and some important similarities and differences with the process of emulsification are outlined.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Adsorption layer formation in dispersions of protein aggregates
    • Abstract: Publication date: February 2020Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 276Author(s): B.A. Noskov, A.G. Bykov, G. Gochev, S.-Y. Lin, G. Loglio, R. Miller, O.Y. MilyaevaThe review discusses recent results on the adsorption of amyloid fibrils and protein microgels at liquid/fluid interfaces. The application of the shear and dilational surface rheology, atomic force microscopy and passive particle probe tracking allowed for elucidating characteristic features of the protein aggregate adsorption while some proposed hypothesis still must be examined by special methods for structural characterization. Although the distinctions of the shear surface properties of dispersions of protein aggregates from the properties of native protein solutions are higher than the corresponding distinctions of the dilational surface properties, the latter ones give a possibility to obtain new information on the formation of fibril aggregates at the water/air interface. Only the adsorption of BLG microgels and fibrils was studied in some details. The kinetic dependencies of the dynamic surface tension and dilational surface elasticity for aqueous dispersions of protein globules, protein microgels and purified fibrils are similar if the system does not contain flexible macromolecules or flexible protein fragments. In the opposite case the kinetic dependencies of the dynamic surface elasticity can be non-monotonic. The solution pH influences strongly the dynamic surface properties of the dispersions of protein aggregates indicating that the adsorption kinetics is controlled by an electrostatic adsorption barrier if the pH deviates from the isoelectric point. A special section of the review considers the possibility to apply kinetic models of nanoparticle adsorption to the adsorption of protein aggregates.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Use of the normalized hydrophilic-lipophilic-deviation (HLDN) equation for
           determining the equivalent alkane carbon number (EACN) of oils and the
           preferred alkane carbon number (PACN) of nonionic surfactants by the
           fish-tail method (FTM)
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 December 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Jean-Marie Aubry, Jesus Fermin Ontiveros, Jean-Louis Salager, Véronique Nardello-RatajThe standard HLD (Hydrophilic-Lipophilic-Deviation) equation expressing quantitatively the deviation from the “optimum formulation” of Surfactant/Oil/Water systems is normalized and simplified into a relation including only the three more meaningful formulation variables, namely (i) the “Preferred Alkane Carbon Number” PACN which expresses the amphiphilicity of the surfactant, (ii) the “Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number” EACN which accurately reflects the hydrophobicity of the oil and (iii) the temperature which has a strong influence on ethoxylated surfactants and is thus selected as an effective, continuous and reversible scanning variable. The PACN and EACN values, as well as the “temperature-sensitivity-coefficient”τ of surfactants are determined by reviewing available data in the literature for 17 nonionic n-alkyl polyglycol ether (CiEj) surfactants and 125 well-defined oils. The key information used is the so-called “fish-tail-temperature” T* which is a unique data point in true ternary CiEj/Oil/Water fish diagrams. The PACNs of CiEj surfactants are compared with other descriptors of their amphiphilicity, namely, the cloud point, the HLB number and the PIT-slope value. The EACNs of oils are rationalized by the Effective-Packing-Parameter concept and modelled thanks to the COSMO-RS theory.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Reverse osmosis membrane fabrication and modification technologies and
           future trends: A review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Ruth Habte Hailemariam, Yun Chul Woo, Mekdimu Mezemir Damtie, Bong Chul Kim, Kwang-Duck Park, June-Seok ChoiReverse osmosis (RO) is the most widely used technology in water treatment and desalination technologies for potable water production. Since its invention, RO has undergone significant developments in terms of material science, process, system optimization, methods of membrane synthesis, and modifications. Among various materials used for the synthesis of an RO membrane, the polyamide thin-film composite (PA-TFC) is by far the most common, owing to its excellent water permeability high salt rejection, and stability. However, a tradeoff between membrane permeability and salt rejection and membrane fouling has been a major hindrance for the effective application of this membrane. Thus, a broad investigation has been carried out to address these problems, and among which co-solvent interfacial polymerization (CAIP) and the surface modification of substrates and active layers of RO membrane have been the most effective approaches for controlling and improving the surface properties of the PA-TFC membrane. In this review paper, the problems associated with the RO membrane processes and strategies has been discussed and addressed in detail. Furthermore, as the focus of this review, the major advancements in the strategies used for enhancement of RO membrane performance through CAIP, and surface modifications were scrutinized and summarized.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Clay stabilization in sandstone reservoirs and the perspectives for shale
           reservoirs
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Lei WangThis study presents a comprehensive review of clay stabilizers and updated understandings of their mechanisms on stabilizing clay minerals in IOR and EOR applications. First, formation damage mechanisms related to clays in conventional sandstone and shale reservoirs are briefly introduced. Then existing clay stabilizers, including simple inorganic salts, inorganic polymers, acids, alkalis, simple organic salts, organic polymers, oligomers, nanoparticles, cationic surfactants, and organosilanes, as well as their characteristics, are summarized. In addition, we elucidated the common experimental techniques used for clay stabilization evaluation. Each category of clay stabilizers, experimental studies, field practices, and lessons learned in the past few decades are then critically reviewed and assessed in-depth, based on which advantages and disadvantages of all these clay stabilizers are explicated and compared as instructive guidelines for proper stabilizer selection and future applications. Finally, we discussed clay stabilization involved in shale reservoir development that recently came into view and pointed out directions deserving future studies. Identification of clay induced formation damage as well as clarification of reservoir rock and fluid properties is the prerequisite for screening and developing clay stabilizers. To select clay stabilizers and optimize project design, it is necessary to evaluate their performance by experiments on preserved reservoir cores. This will allow for treatment upscaling and effectiveness prediction.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • After DLVO: Hans Lyklema and the keepers of the faith
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 December 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Pierandrea Lo Nostro, Barry W. NinhamGraphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Current applications of Colloidal Liquid Aphrons: Predispersed solvent
           extraction, enzyme immobilization and drug delivery
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Keeran Ward, Anasha Taylor, Akeem Mohammed, David C. StuckeyColloidal Liquid Aphrons (CLAs) are micron sized discrete spherical solvent droplets formed by the dispersion of polyaphrons into a bulk aqueous phase at a low phase volume ratio where they can be kept homogenously suspended with only minimal agitation. CLAs have high stability due to the presence of a surfactant ‘shell’ surrounding the solvent core, and possess large surface areas per unit volume for mass transfer due to their small size. Therefore, CLAs are well suited for applications in pre-dispersed solvent extraction (PSE), enzyme immobilization, and have the potential to be used as a drug delivery system. Using PSE, CLAs have been used to remove metals such as Ni2+, Cu2+, Fe3+, Cr3+ and Mg2+ from dilute streams, separate organic dyes such as Yellow 1 from wastewater, extract succinic and lactic acid, reactively extract phenylalanine, and separate suspensions. CLAs have also been used to immobilize enzymes such as lipase, lysozyme and albumins with cases of superactivity being reported due to the influence of surfactant and solvent interactions with the enzyme. Furthermore, due to their similarity to current drug delivery systems such as microemulsions and hydrogels, and other advantages, CLA systems have the potential to be adapted for drug delivery systems also. This article provides a complete list of the current applications of Colloidal Liquid Aphrons (CLAs) in PSE and enzyme immobilization, and also presents insight into how CLAs can be utilized as a drug delivery method in the future. Finally, this review ends by summarizing potentially interesting research areas to pursue in this field.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Challenges and future of chemical assisted heavy oil recovery processes
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mohammadali Ahmadi, Zhangxin ChenThe primary method for heavy oil and bitumen production across the world is still in-situ steam-based technology. There are some drawbacks associated with steam-driven heavy oil recovery methods such as cyclic steam stimulation (CSS), steam flooding, and steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). These cons include the high greenhouse gas footprint, low heavy oil/bitumen recovery, and difficulty in stop operation in emergency conditions. There exists a need for an improved method for recovering residual oils after applying steam injection. One of the potential technologies for doing this is chemical assisted heavy oil recovery, especially alkaline and surfactant additives. But the challenging question is how to develop a chemical-based oil recovery method considering long-term steam-rock interactions. Several associated issues of chemical additives, including adsorption behavior of surfactant at reservoir conditions and thermal stability of surfactant at steam chamber temperature, make this question more complex. This paper addresses all these concerns and provides solid knowledge regarding this technology. We delve into newly formulated chemicals for coupling with thermal oil recovery techniques that are still limited to lab-scale research, with the need for further studies. This critical review also provides the opportunities and challenges associated with chemical assisted heavy oil/bitumen production in a post-steam injection scenario. Finally, different aspects of such a method are covered in this review, along with practical information on field trials and best practices across the world.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Large-scale patterning of π-conjugated materials by meniscus guided
           coating methods
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mélissa Richard, Abdulelah Al-Ajaji, Shiwei Ren, Antonino Foti, Jacqueline Tran, Michel Frigoli, Boris Gusarov, Yvan Bonnassieux, Enric Garcia Caurel, Pavel Bulkin, Razvigor Ossikovski, Abderrahim YassarPrinted organic electronics has attracted considerable interest in recent years as it enables the fabrication of large-scale, low-cost electronic devices, and thus offers significant possibilities in terms of developing new applications in various fields. Easy processing is a prerequisite for the development of low-cost, flexible and printed plastics electronics. Among processing techniques, meniscus guided coating methods are considered simple, efficient, and low-cost methods to fabricate electronic devices in industry. One of the major challenges is the control of thin film morphology, molecular orientations and directional alignment of polymer films during coating processes. Herein, the recent progress of emerging field of meniscus guided printing organic semiconductor materials is discussed. The first part of this report briefly summarizes recent advances in meniscus guided coating techniques. The second part discusses periodic deposits and patterned deposition at moving contact lines, where the mass-transport influences film morphology due to convection at the triple contact line. The last section summarizes our strategy to fabricate large-scale patterning of π-conjugated polymers using meniscus guided method.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Forces between solid surfaces in aqueous electrolyte solutions
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Alexander M. Smith, Michal Borkovec, Gregor TrefaltThis review addresses experimental findings obtained with direct force measurements between two similar or dissimilar solid surfaces in aqueous electrolyte solutions. Interpretation of these measurements is mainly put forward in terms of the classical theory of Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, and Overbeek (DLVO). This theory invokes a superposition of attractive van der Waals forces and repulsive double layer forces. DLVO theory is shown to be extremely reliable, even in the case of multivalent ions. However, such a description is only successful, when appropriate surface charge densities, charge regulation characteristics, and ion pairing or complexation equilibria in solution are considered. Deviations from DLVO theory only manifest themselves at distances of typically below few nm. More long-ranged non-DLVO forces can be observed in some situations, particularly, in concentrated electrolyte solutions, in the presence of strongly adsorbed layers, or for hydrophobic surfaces. The latter forces probably originate from patch-charge surface heterogeneities, which can be induced by ion-ion correlation effects, charge fluctuations, or other types of surface heterogeneities.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Nanotechnology-based sorption and membrane technologies for the treatment
           of petroleum-based pollutants in natural ecosystems and wastewater streams
           
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Sherif A. Younis, Hubdar Ali Maitlo, Jechan Lee, Ki-Hyun KimPetroleum processing wastewater (PPW) is a complex mixture of free, soluble, and emulsive hydrocarbons that often contain heavy metals and/or solid particles. As these harmful constituents can accumulate in human beings and the environment, exposure to the PPW can have harmful effects in various respects. The use of environmental nanotechnologies (E-Nano) is considered an attractive option to resolve the problems associated with PPW. Among different treatment technologies, E-Nano-based sorption (adsorption/absorption) and membrane filtration approaches have been proven to have outstanding efficacy in remediation of PPW pollutants. It is, however, crucial to determine the appropriate technological option (e.g., low-cost operational conditions) for the practical application of such technologies. In this review, the potential of E-Nano-based sorption and membrane technologies in the treatment of various PPW pollutants is discussed based on their performances in comparison to traditional technologies. Their suitability is evaluated further in relation to their merits/disadvantages and economic feasibility with the goal of constructing a perspective map to efficiently implement the E-Nano technologies.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • A review of nanocrystalline cellulose suspensions: Rheology, liquid
           crystal ordering and colloidal phase behaviour
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Yuan Xu, Aleks Atrens, Jason R. StokesNanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is a colloidal rigid rod, referred to by various terms in the literature including cellulose whisker (CW) and cellulose nanocrystal (CNC). These charged colloidal rods exhibit complex colloidal phase and rheological behaviours in aqueous suspensions, that are dependent on volume fraction and interparticle forces. A major shortcoming in the literature of NCC is that the dimensions and morphology of NCC particles vary significantly with the type of raw material and manufacturing conditions, which causes inconsistencies in suspension rheology and colloidal behaviours reported between different works. In this review, we consider the theory and experimentally-determined rheological and colloidal phase behaviours of charged rod suspensions in general, with a focus in particular on NCC.Dilute and semi-dilute NCC suspensions are isotropic liquids, in which NCC particles follow diffusional dynamics. The rheology of these isotropic NCC suspensions can be described by theoretical models that account for the effects of rod dimensions and surface charge, including those based on Doi and Edwards' theory. With increasing NCC concentration, the isotropic phase can undergo a transition to a liquid crystalline state (isotropic-nematic transition) or a transition to a dynamically arrested solid (liquid-solid transition). The liquid crystal ordering and gelation/glass transition are of particular interest because they respectively form an ordered structure and allow a solid-like mechanical response at relatively low solids fraction. For conditions at which the isotropic-nematic and liquid-solid transitions coincide, the formation of an anisotropic structure within a soft solid suspension is possible. Investigation of these two competing transitions led to the discovery of liquid crystal re-entrancy and existence of an anisotropic soft solid (liquid crystal hydroglass, LCH). LCH has a biphasic structure with an attractive glass matrix and a co-existing liquid crystal phase, providing similar viscoelastic properties to hydrogels but permitting reversible orientation of the colloidal rods in the liquid crystalline phase by shear forces; i.e. their structural ordering is programmable.The liquid crystal transition and gelation/glass transitions are quantitatively dependent on rod dimensions i.e. respectively proportional to L2D and L/D. Phase transitions in NCC suspensions including liquid crystal re-entrancy and formation of LCH can be fully described as a function of rod dimension, volume fraction and interparticle forces. This behaviour is independent of NCC source, allowing development of a generalised phased diagram in which separately-reported phase transitions converge to consistent phase boundaries. This validates a key hypothesis for the study of NCC suspensions, that variation in NCC concentration and interparticle forces can explain the complex phase behaviours observed within suspensions formulated using NCC obtained from different sources.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Role of surfactant in controlling the deposition pattern of a
           particle-laden droplet: Fundamentals and strategies
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Xiaoxiao Shao, Fei Duan, Yu Hou, Xin ZhongEvaporation of particle-laden droplets has attracted wide attention propelled by the vast applications from disease diagnostics, bio-medicines, agriculture, inkjet printing to coating. Surfactant plays a vital role in controlling the deposition patterns of dried droplets, thanks to its extensive influences on particle transport through adsorbing at particle surface and droplet interfaces as well as suppressing or facilitating multiple flows. In order to accurately control the subtle morphology of a deposition, it is of significance to systematically elaborate the microscopic functions of surfactant, and bridge them to the various phenomena of a droplet. In this review, we first elucidate the effects of surfactant on the flow paradigms of capillary flow, solutal Marangoni flow, thermal Marangoni flow, and the mixed flow patterns as capillary force, thermal and solutal surface tensions are in competence or collaboration. Second, surfactant adsorption at particle surface and droplet interfaces modifying short-range and long-range forces such as electrostatic force, van der Waals force, capillary attraction, and hydrophobic bonding among particles and between particles and interfaces are introduced by the underlying mechanisms and approaches. Two phase diagrams are developed to respectively illustrate the roles of capillary force among particles, and the electrostatic interaction between particles and solid-liquid interface in modifying the deposition profiles. This review could build a fundamental framework of knowledge for evaporating particle-laden surfactant solution droplets, and may shed light on strategies to manipulate particle deposition in abundant fluidic-based techniques.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Coupling between electrokinetics and electrode kinetics by bipolar
           faradaic depolarisation processes in microfluidic channels
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Jérôme F.L. Duval, Herman P. van LeeuwenThis article is concerned with the nature and impact of bipolar faradaic electron transfer processes in the context of measuring electrokinetic parameters at the interface between an electronically conductive substrate such as a solid metal layer, and a liquid medium. More specifically, it analyses the steady state electric current through the electrodic substrate layer in terms of its short-circuiting effect on the system's electrokinetic quantities, such as the streaming potential. Ample attention is paid to the electrodic behaviour of the chosen metal and its electron transfer characteristics with respect to redox functions in the medium. The electrochemical reversibility of redox couple species is expressed in terms of their oxidation and reduction rate constants as compared to their diffusive transport rates under lateral flow conditions. High values for rate constants lead to high reversibilities and large bipolar leaking currents through the metal substrate. In turn, high electron transfer rate constants generate large reductions in measured values for electrokinetic quantities such as streaming potentials that further become a non-linear function of the pressure gradient applied through the fluidic chamber. The present article presents an overview of theoretical and experimental approaches of this intricate coupling between bipolar electrode kinetics and electrokinetics and the impact from Hans Lyklema's contributions. It highlights not only the implications of bipolar faradaic depolarisation processes in electrokinetics but also the importance of bipolar electrochemistry principles in various electroanalytical applications reported for e.g. the control of microfluidic flows, for surfaces functionalisation, particles manipulation or for the wireless detection of electroactive analytes.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • On the rupture of thin films made from aqueous surfactant solutions
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Dominique LangevinThis short review describes the work on aqueous foam film stability with the important past contributions of Dotchi Exerowa and Dimo Platikanov, together with advances from other research groups. The review is focused on film rupture, for which few controlled experiments can be found in the literature and as a consequence, our understanding is still limited. The work on rupture of films in foams is described, together with the correlations with the rupture of isolated films. The review addresses mainly the case of aqueous films and foams, but analog studies of emulsions and emulsion films are also briefly discussed.Graphical abstractApproach of two bubbles; when C > Cbl, no film is formed and coalescence is rapid; when C > Cbl, a thin liquid film forms between bubbles and rupture of the film leads to a single large bubble.Unlabelled Image
       
  • Nano-interfacial decoration of Halloysite Nanotubes for the development of
           antimicrobial nanocomposites
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Saeida Saadat, Gaurav Pandey, Maithri Tharmavaram, Vincent Braganza, Deepak RawtaniIn recent times, incorporation of Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) with various antimicrobial agents as interfacial materials between these nanotubes and pathogenic microorganisms, for the development of antimicrobial nanocomposites with enhanced antimicrobial activities has gained researcher's interest. The main benefits given by HNT to these nanocomposites include enhanced thermal and mechanical stability of the antimicrobial nanocomposites and also prolong durability and release of the antimicrobial agents in a sustained manner. The exceptional structure of these aluminosilicate minerals based nanotubes (hollow tubular lumen with huge surface area) and oppositely charged surface molecules assist in attaching various molecules on both, the internal surface as well as on the outer surface of these nanotubes. Other advantages of these clay-based minerals are their biocompatibility, non-toxicity, eco-friendly nature and their natural availability with affordable price, which also contribute in selecting them as supporting material for biological applications. Therefore, these clay-based nanotubes have been recently used for developing various antimicrobial nanocomposites. In this review, various antimicrobial nanocomposites developed through incorporation of HNT with myriad antimicrobial agents such as nanoparticles, metal ions, antibiotics, essential oils, biopolymers, phenolic compounds, surfactants and food preservatives as an interface between these nanotubes and microorganisms have been discussed. These antimicrobial nanocomposites could be synthesized in different forms (powder, film, nanocapsule and adhesive) which can be applicable in various fields such as food packaging, water decontamination, waste water management, healing of wounds, antimicrobial agents for surfaces, orthopedics and for the treatment of microbial infections.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • The pH dependent surface charging and points of zero charge. VIII. Update
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Marek KosmulskiAbstractA critical review of the points of zero charge (PZC) obtained by potentiometric titration and of isoelectric points (IEP) obtained by electrokinetic measurements. The results from the recent literature are presented with experimental details (temperature, method, type of apparatus, etc.), and they are compared with the zero points of similar materials reported in older publications. Most studies of PZC and IEP reported in the recent papers were carried out for metal oxides and hydroxides, especially alumina, iron oxides, and titania, and the results are consistent with the PZC and IEP of similar materials reported in older literature, and summarized in previous reviews by the same author. Relatively few studies were carried out with less common materials, and IEP of (nominally) VO2 and BN have been reported for the 1st time.
       
  • Biosurfactants, natural alternatives to synthetic surfactants:
           Physicochemical properties and applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Ruksana Jahan, Andrew M. Bodratti, Marina Tsianou, Paschalis AlexandridisBiosurfactants comprise a wide array of amphiphilic molecules synthesized by plants, animals, and microbes. The synthesis route dictates their molecular characteristics, leading to broad structural diversity and ensuing functional properties. We focus here on low molecular weight (LMW) and high molecular weight (HMW) polymeric biosurfactants of microbial origin. These are environmentally safe and biodegradable, making them attractive candidates for applications spanning cosmetics to oil recovery. Biosurfactants spontaneously adsorb at various interfaces and self-assemble in aqueous solution, resulting in useful physicochemical properties such as decreased surface and interfacial tension, low critical micellization concentrations (CMCs), and ability to solubilize hydrophobic compounds. This review highlights the relationships between biosurfactant molecular composition, structure, and their interfacial behavior. It also describes how environmental factors such as temperature, pH, and ionic strength can impact physicochemical properties and self-assembly behavior of biosurfactant-containing solutions and dispersions. Comparison between biosurfactants and their synthetic counterparts are drawn to illustrate differences in their structure-property relationships and potential benefits. Knowledge of biosurfactant properties organized along these lines is useful for those seeking to formulate so-called green or natural products with novel and useful properties.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Rheology of mixed solutions of sulfonated methyl esters and betaine in
           relation to the growth of giant micelles and shampoo applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Veronika I. Yavrukova, Gergana M. Radulova, Krassimir D. Danov, Peter A. Kralchevsky, Hui Xu, Yee Wei Ung, Jordan T. PetkovThis is a review article on the rheological properties of mixed solutions of sulfonated methyl esters (SME) and cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), which are related to the synergistic growth of giant micelles. Effects of additives, such as fatty alcohols, cocamide monoethanolamine (CMEA) and salt, which are expected to boost the growth of wormlike micelles, are studied. We report and systematize the most significant observed effects with an emphasis on the interpretation at molecular level and understanding the rheological behavior of these systems. The experiments show that the mixing of SME and CAPB produces a significant rise of viscosity, which is greater than in the mixed solutions of sodium dodecyl sulfate and CAPB. The addition of fatty alcohols, CMEA and cationic polymer, leads to broadening of the synergistic peak in viscosity without any pronounced effect on its height. The addition of NaCl leads to a typical salt curve with high maximum, but in the presence of dodecanol this maximum is much lower. At lower salt concentrations, the fatty alcohol acts as a thickener, whereas at higher salt concentrations – as a thinning agent. Depending on the shape of the frequency dependences of the measured storage and loss moduli, G' and G“, the investigated micellar solutions behave as systems of standard or nonstandard rheological behavior. The systems with standard behavior obey the Maxwell viscoelastic model (at least) up to the crossover point (G' = G”) and can be analyzed in terms of the Cates reptation-reaction model. The systems with nonstandard rheological behavior obey the Maxwell model only in a restricted domain below the crossover frequency; they can be analyzed in the framework of an augmented version of the Maxwell model. The methodology for data analysis and interpretation could be applied to any other viscoelastic micellar system.Graphical abstract“Rheology of mixed solutions of sulfonated methyl esters and betaine in relation to the growth of giant micelles and shampoo applications”.Unlabelled Image
       
  • Carotenoid-loaded nanocarriers: A comprehensive review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Abdur Rehman, Qunyi Tong, Seid Mahdi Jafari, Elham Assadpour, Qayyum Shehzad, Rana Muhammad Aadil, Muhamad Waheed Iqbal, Marwan M.A. Rashed, Bilal Sajid Mushtaq, Waqas AshrafCarotenoids retain plenty of health benefits and attracting much attention recently, but they have less resistance to processing stresses, easily oxidized and chemically unstable. Additionally, their application in food and pharmaceuticals are restricted due to some limitations such as poor bioavailability, less solubility and quick release. Nanoencapsulation techniques can be used to protect the carotenoids and to uphold their original characteristics during processing, storage and digestion, improve their physiochemical properties and enhance their health promoting effects. The importance of nanocarriers in foods and pharmaceuticals cannot be denied. This review comprehensively covers recent advances in nanoencapsulation of carotenoids with biopolymeric nanocarriers (polysaccharides and proteins), and lipid-based nanocarriers, their functionalities, aptness and innovative developments in preparation strategies. Furthermore, the present state of the art encapsulation of different carotenoids via biopolymeric and lipid-based nanocarriers have been enclosed and tabulated well. Nanoencapsulation has a vast range of applications for protection of carotenoids. Polysaccharides in combination with different proteins can offer a great avenue to achieve the desired formulation for encapsulation of carotenoids by using different nanoencapsulation strategies. In terms of lipid based nanocarriers, solid lipid nanoparticles and nanostructure lipid carriers are proving as the encouraging candidates for entrapment of carotenoids. Additionally, nanoliposomes and nanoemulsion are also promising and novel-vehicles for the protection of carotenoids against challenging aspects as well as offering an effectual controlled release on the targeted sites. In the future, further studies could be conducted for exploring the application of nanoencapsulated systems in food and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) for industrial applications.Graphical abstract.Schematic illustration of niosomes loaded with carotenoids.Unlabelled Image
       
  • Adsorption of ionic surfactants at the air-water interface: The gap
           between theory and experiment
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mengsu Peng, Anh V. NguyenWe review the experimental and theoretical results for the adsorption and structure of ionic surfactants at the air-liquid interface. The results show that ionic surfactants form thick adsorption layers at the interfacial region. We also review several adsorption models for ionic surfactants, which become increasingly complex as they capture the many features of adsorption layers. However, the adsorption layer structures determined by experiments and the structures predicted by models do not match because most models assume very thin adsorption layers. We show the discrepancies between measured and predicted surface properties and provide several explanations. We conclude that the mismatch in the adsorption layer structure provided by experiments and the structure provided by adsorption models is the main reason for the discrepancies in the surface excess and the surface potential.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • DNA hydrogel-empowered biosensing
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Sima Khajouei, Hadi Ravan, Ali EbrahimiDNA hydrogels as special members in the DNA nanotechnology have provided crucial prerequisites to create innovative gels owing to their sufficient stability, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and tunable multifunctionality. These properties have tailored DNA hydrogels for various applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, sensors, and cancer therapy. Recently, DNA-based materials have attracted substantial consideration for the exploration of smart hydrogels, in which their properties can change in response to chemical or physical stimuli. In other words, these gels can undergo switchable gel-to-sol or sol-to-gel transitions upon application of different triggers. Moreover, various functional motifs like i-motif structures, antisense DNAs, DNAzymes, and aptamers can be inserted into the polymer network to offer a molecular recognition capability to the complex. In this manuscript, a comprehensive discussion will be endowed with the recognition capability of different kinds of DNA hydrogels and the alternation in physicochemical behaviors upon target introducing. Finally, we offer a vision into the future landscape of DNA based hydrogels in sensing applications.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Multifaceted applications of green carbon dots synthesized from renewable
           sources
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 October 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Neeraj Tejwan, Subbroto Kumar Saha, Joydeep DasFluorescent carbon dots (CDs) are an emerging class of nanomaterials in the carbon family. There are various inexpensive and renewable resources that can be used to synthesize green CDs, which have received immense attention from researchers because of their improved aqueous solubility, high biocompatibility, and eco-friendly nature compared with chemically derived CDs. Additional surface passivation is not required, as heteroatoms are present on the surface of green CDs in the form of amine, hydroxyl, carboxyl, or thiol functional groups, which can improve their physicochemical properties, quantum yield, and the probability of visible light absorption. Green CDs have potential applications in the fields of bioimaging, drug/gene delivery systems, catalysis, and sensing. Since their discovery, there have been several review articles that describe the synthesis of green CDs and some of their applications. However, there are no review articles describing the synthesis and complete applications of green CDs. Here, we provide detailed information regarding their synthesis and applications based on the available literature. In addition, we discuss some of the less explored applications of green CDs and the challenges that remain to be overcome.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Dispersed graphene materials of biomedical interest and their
           toxicological consequences
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Rahul Patil, Pratap Bahadur, Sanjay TiwariGraphene is one-atom thick nanocarbon displaying a unique honeycomb structure and extensive conjugation. In addition to high surface area to mass ratio, it displays unique optical, thermal, electronic and mechanical properties. Atomic scale tunability of graphene has attracted immense research interest with a prospective utility in electronics, desalination, energy sectors, and beyond. Its intrinsic opto-thermal properties are appealing from the standpoint of multimodal drug delivery, imaging and biosensing applications. Hydrophobic basal plane of sheets can be efficiently loaded with aromatic molecules via non-specific forces. With intense biomedical interest, methods are evolving to produce defect-free and dispersion stable sheets. This review summarizes advancements in synthetic approaches and strategies of stabilizing graphene derivatives in aqueous medium. We have described the interaction of colloidal graphene with cellular and sub-cellular components, and subsequent physiological signaling. Finally, a systematic discussion is provided covering toxicological challenges and possible solutions on utilizing graphene formulations for high-end biomedical applications.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
 
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