Clean Technology 2009

Switchable Solvents and Surfactants

L. Phan
Queen’s University - PARTEQ Innovations, CA

Keywords: Green, Switchable, Solvents, surfactant, recyclable, waste reduction, CO2 trigger, environmentally friendly.


We have developed new solvent/surfactant systems that uses CO2 to switch between two states. The solvent system switches between a non-polar form into a polar form, while the surfactant system can be switched from an inactive or demulsifier to an active or emusilfying form.
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