Providing concise overall coverage of colloid and surface chemistry, this thoroughly updated book aims to offer an intermediate text between the brief accounts in physical chemistry textbooks and the comprehensive coverage in specialized treatises. Added information is included on optical properties and dimension calculation, electrical properties of dispersion, elecrokinetic phenomena, colloid stability, particle interactions, coagulation and rheology. The book provides a sound but easy-to-follow theoretical framework. It outlines relevant research techniques and considers technological applications. A basic knowledge of the principles of physical chemistry is assumed. The information should appeal to a wide readership, both undergraduate and postgraduate students at universities and colleges of technology as well as scientists in industry who need a broad background in the subject.