Title: Solution Properties of Mixed Surfactant Systems
PI: Dharmesh Varade, SEAS
Funding Organization: ITC Limited (Indian Tobacco Company)
Amount Sanctioned: approx. 50 Lakhs (Including Tax)
Duration: 3 years (August 2017- July 2020)
Summary: The main objective of this project is to develop a profound understanding with a tailored approach for utilizing surfactants in mixtures. This project involves a multitude of activities ranging from the selection of surfactant mixtures, understanding and optimization of surfactant self-assembly and evaluating the physicochemical properties of the mixed surfactant systems. We envisioned a long term program to develop innovative solutions for creating design rules for utilizing these surfactant combinations in formulating the products.