John H O'haver

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Adsolubilization, solubilization of organic compounds into adsorbed surfactant aggregates, has attracted much attention in the past few years. It is being explored for a variety of new commercial applications including the formation of engineered surfaces, pharmaceutical applications, and nanotechnology. Adsolubilization is strongly influenced by the amount(More)
In this research, a continuous multistage ion foam fractionation column with bubble-cap trays was employed to remove cadmium ions from simulated wastewater having cadmium ions at a low level (10 mg/L). In this study, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) was used to generate the foam. An increase in feed SDS/Cd molar ratio enhanced the removal of Cd. However, the(More)
A mathematical model was developed based on the theory of drop formation to predict the size of the pellets formed in the freeze pelletization process. Further the model was validated by studying the effect of various parameters on the pellet size such as viscosity of the pellet forming and column liquids, surface/interfacial tension, density difference(More)
Studies of the thermodynamic properties of micellization, as well as the enthalpy change of adsorption (displacement), were conducted using isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The cationic surfactants, dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide or cetyltrimethylammonium bromide were(More)
A modified BET adsorption isotherm equation was used to explain adsolubilization at the water-silica interface, producing a method for understanding adsolubilization that is independent of admicelle structure. The two constants k1 and k2 provide a measure of the surfactant-solute and solute-solute interactions, respectively. As predicted, k1 changed with(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to study the morphology of the human nail treated with chemical penetration enhancers (CPE), bioadhesives and surface modifiers for assessment of topical treatment modalities for onychomycosis. CPEs, including dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and urea were applied to human nail samples. Additional samples were treated with(More)
PURPOSE The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of pretreatment using chemical etchants on the delivery of terbinafine hydrochloride (TH) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) into and across the human nail plate. METHODS The TranScreen-N method was used to screen five potential etchants. Based on these results, the dorsal surface of nails was(More)
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