Adsorption of surfactants at the kaolinite-water interface: A calorimetric study

  • K. A. Wierer
  • B. Dobias
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 76)


The adsorption of pyridinium salts on kaolinite was investigated by measuring the adsorption density, the heat of displacement and the floatability. From the results, we can conclude that the adsorption occurs in three steps and depends very much on the counter ions of the surfactants.

Key words

Adsorption surfactants kaolinite enthalpy of displacement calorimetry pyridinium salts 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Wierer
    • 1
  • B. Dobias
    • 1
  1. 1.Surface Chemistry and Flotation Institute of Physical and Macromolecular ChemistryUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgF.R.G.

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