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Influence of Temperature and Shear Rate on Rheological Properties of CTAC/NaSal Aqueous Solution

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 4 ]


Mingjun Pang* and Chengcheng Xie   Pages 296 - 311 ( 16 )


Background: It is very important for understanding the turbulence drag-reducing mechanism and for improving product quality in the fields of pharmaceutical and chemical engineering to deeply investigate the rheological properties of surfactants solutions.

Methods: The rheological properties of Cationic surfactant (Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride)/Sodium salicylate were measured and analyzed with the MCR302 rheometer.

Results: The present results show that the shear viscosity of CTAC/NaSal solution with the exception of 0.9375mmol·L-1 can show the Newtonian characteristic, the shear-thickening, the shear-thinning and the stable shear properties with changing shear time. The induction time increases with a shear rate as a power law function relation tind=aγb.

Conclusion: The shear viscosity of the CTAC/NaSal solution can be divided into three regions with shear rate, and its flow curve conforms to a linear function in the logarithmic coordinate. When the concentration and the shear rate are relatively high, the viscosity curve of the CTAC/NaSal solution appears "platform" at the high temperature. When the shear rate is greater than 90s-1, the shear viscosity only appears shear thinning with increasing temperature.


Surfactant, rheological properties, shear rate, temperature, shear viscosity, cationic surfactant.


School of Mechanical Engineering, Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu

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