Effect of surface modification as well as type and ionic strength of electrolyte on electrokinetic properties of TiO2 and TiO2-SiO2
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Poznan University of Technology
Teofil Jesionowski   

Poznan University of Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering , M. Sklodowskiej- Curie 2, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
Publication date: 2012-01-01
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2012;48(1):209–218
Electrokinetic properties of the commercial titanium white (Tytanpol® RS) and precipitated TiO2-SiO2 composite were studied. As they depend mainly on the character of the surface of materials studied, the effect of the amount and type of surface modifying agents on the electrokinetic potential was analysed. The study was performed on the commercial titania and TiO2-SiO2 composite precipitated from an emulsion system, both either unmodified or modified with three organofunctional silanes applied in three different concentrations. The effect of ionic strength of the electrolyte used (KCl, NaNO3 or AlCl3) on the electrokinetic potential of the two systems studied was established. Stability of the dispersive systems studied was evaluated.