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The fate of oilfield corrosion inhibitors in multiphase systems (2010)
Journal Article
Horsup, D. I., Clark, J. C., Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., & Hicks, J. T. (2010). The fate of oilfield corrosion inhibitors in multiphase systems. Corrosion, 66(3), 0360011-03600114. doi:10.5006/1.3360913

Corrosion inhibitors have been used for many years to protect oil and gas pipelines, The application of small quantifies of an inhibitor to production fluids is often one of the most cost-effective methods for, imparting corrosion protection in a sys... Read More

Oil foams stabilised solely by particles (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Rocher, A., & Kirkland, M. (2011). Oil foams stabilised solely by particles. Soft matter, 7(5), 1800-1808. doi:10.1039/c0sm01129k

The influence of the surface tension of the liquid (γla) on the material formed upon aerating mixtures of the liquid and fluoroethylene particles is investigated. For non-polar oils of relatively low tension, an oil dispersion of particles is f... Read More

Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Salama, I. E., Horsup, D. I., & Moore, J. A. (2011). Quantitative prediction of the reduction of corrosion inhibitor effectiveness due to parasitic adsorption onto a competitor surface. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27(1), (469-473). doi:10.1021/la103570e. ISSN 0743-7463

We have investigated how the effectiveness of a corrosion inhibitor added to an aqueous solution to suppress the corrosion rate of steel is reduced by the addition of sand. The equilibrium adsorption isotherms of the inhibitor with respect to both th... Read More

Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Holt, B. L., Beaussoubre, P., & Wong, K. (2010). Selective retardation of perfume oil evaporation from oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by either surfactant or nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(23), (18024-18030). doi:10.1021/la103700g. ISSN 0743-7463

We have used dynamic headspace analysis to investigate the evaporation rates of perfume oils from stirred oil-in-water emulsions into a flowing gas stream. We compare the behavior of an oil of low water solubility (limonene) and one of high water sol... Read More

Phase inversion of particle-stabilised perfume oil-water emulsions: experiment and theory (2010)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D. I., Holt, B. L., Beaussoubre, P., & Wong, K. (2010). Phase inversion of particle-stabilised perfume oil-water emulsions: experiment and theory. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 12(38), 11954-11966. doi:10.1039/c0cp00558d

Phase inversion of fumed silica particle-stabilised emulsions of water and perfume oil can be effected in three ways. The transitional inversion from water-in-oil (w/o) to oil-in-water (o/w) occurs upon increasing the particle hydrophilicity for 9 oi... Read More

Aqueous Foams Stabilized by in Situ Surface Activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Anionic Surfactant (2010)
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Cui, Z., Cui, Y., Cui, C., Chen, Z., & Binks, B. P. (2010). Aqueous Foams Stabilized by in Situ Surface Activation of CaCO3 Nanoparticles via Adsorption of Anionic Surfactant. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26(15), (12567-12574). doi:10.1021/la1016559. ISSN 0743-7463

The in situ surface activation of unmodified CaCO3 nanoparticles by interaction with surfactant in aqueous media has been studied, and the impact of this on the foamability and foam stability of aqueous dispersions was assessed. Using complementary e... Read More

Stabilisation of liquid-air surfaces by particles of low surface energy (2010)
Journal Article
Binks, B. P., & Rocher, A. (2010). Stabilisation of liquid-air surfaces by particles of low surface energy. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 12(32), 9169-9171. doi:10.1039/c0cp00777c

We describe the stabilisation of liquid-air surfaces by micro-particles of a low surface energy solid. By varying the surface tension of the liquid, various particle-stabilised materials from oil dispersions to air-in-oil foams to dry water can be pr... Read More

Influence of nanoparticle addition to Winsor surfactant microemulsion systems (2010)
Journal Article
Binks, B., Fletcher, P., & Tian, L. (2010). Influence of nanoparticle addition to Winsor surfactant microemulsion systems. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 363(1-3), (8-15). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.03.045. ISSN 0927-7757

The influence of adding negatively charged silica nanoparticles to multiphase Winsor microemulsion systems of cationic surfactant/alcohol cosurfactant is reported. It is found that the particles do not change the salt-induced progression of Winsor sy... Read More

Non-aqueous foams in lubricating oil systems (2010)
Journal Article
Binks, B., Davies, C., Fletcher, P., & Sharp, E. (2010). Non-aqueous foams in lubricating oil systems. Colloids and surfaces. A, Physicochemical and engineering aspects, 360(1-3), (198-204). doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.02.028. ISSN 0927-7757

We have investigated the foaming properties of mixtures of a hydrocarbon oil solvent with various low molar mass, polymeric and overbased detergent particle additives used in lubricating oils. Foam formation occurs only when the additive concentratio... Read More

Viscoelastic properties of silica nanoparticle monolayers at the air-water interface (2010)
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Zang, D. Y., Rio, E., Langevin, D., Wei, B., & Binks, B. P. (2010). Viscoelastic properties of silica nanoparticle monolayers at the air-water interface. European Physical Journal E, 31(2), 125-134. doi:10.1140/epje/i2010-10565-7

We have investigated the rheological behaviour of silica nanoparticle layers at the air-water interface. Both compressed and deposited layers have been studied in Langmuir troughs and with a bicone rheometer. The compressed layers are more homogeneou... Read More

Shearing particle monolayers: Strain-rate frequency superposition (2010)
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Zang, D., Langevin, D., Binks, B. P., & Wei, B. (2010). Shearing particle monolayers: Strain-rate frequency superposition. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 81(1), 011604. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.011604

We report surface shear rheological measurements on monolayers of silica nanoparticles at the air-water interface. We have used the method of strain-rate frequency superposition (SRFS) to characterize the structural relaxation. We show that the rheol... Read More