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Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.
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Assoc. Prof. Krastanka G. Marinova, Ph.D.

Research interests:

Surfactant Adsorption and Interfacial Rheology
Foams, Antifoams and Detergency
Thin Liquid Films
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1. Cleaning ability of mixed solutions of sulfonated fatty acid methyl esters. V.I. Yavrukova, D.N. Shandurkov, K.G. Marinova, P.A. Kralchevsky, Y.W. Ung, J.T. Petkov, J. Surfact. Deterg. 23 (2020) 617−627; doi: 10.1002/jsde.12393



1. Encapsulation of Oils and Fragrances by Core-in-Shell Structures from Silica Particles, Polymers and Surfactants: The Brick-and-Mortar Concept. G.M. Radulova, T.G. Slavova, P.A. Kralchevsky, E.S. Basheva, K.G. Marinova, K.D. Danov, Colloids Surf. A 559 (2018) 351−364; doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.09.079



1. New Surfactant Mixtures for Fine Foams with Slowed Drainage. K. G. Marinova, K. T. Naydenova, E. S. Basheva, F. Bauer, J. Tropsch, J. Franke. Colloids Surf. A, 523 (2017) 54–61; doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.03.050



1. Adhesion of Bubbles and Drops to Solid Surfaces, and Anisotropic Surface Tensions Studied by Capillary Meniscus Dynamometry. K.D. Danov, R.D. Stanimirova, P.A. Kralchevsky, K.G. Marinova, S.D. Stoyanov, T.B.J. Blijdenstein, A.R. Cox, E.G. Pelan. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 233 (2016) 223–239. doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2015.06.003.

2. Limited Coalescence and Ostwald Ripening in Emulsions Stabilized by Hydrophobin HFBII and Milk Proteins. L.M. Dimitrova, M.P. Boneva, K.D. Danov, P.A. Kralchevsky, E.S. Basheva, K.G. Marinova, J.T. Petkov, S.D. Stoyanov. Colloids Surf. A 509 (2016) 521–538; doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.09.066



1. Capillary Meniscus Dynamometry – Method for Determining the Surface Tension of Drops and Bubbles with Isotropic and Anisotropic Surface Stress Distributions. K.D. Danov, R.D. Stanimirova, P.A. Kralchevsky, K.G. Marinova, N.A. Alexandrov, S.D. Stoyanov, T.B.J. Blijdenstein, E.G. Pelan. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 440 (2015) 168–178.



1. Mechanistic Understanding of the Modes of Action of Foam Control Agents. N.D. Denkov, K.G. Marinova, S.S. Tcholakova. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 206 (2014) 57-67.

2. Competitive Adsorption of the Protein Hydrophobin and an Ionic Surfactant: Parallel vs Sequential Adsorption and Dilatational Rheology. R.D. Stanimirova, K.G. Marinova, K.D. Danov, P.A. Kralchevsky, E.S. Basheva, S.D. Stoyanov, E.G. Pelan. Colloids Surf. A 457 (2014) 307−317.



1. Co-Adsorption of the Proteins b-Casein and BSA in Relation to the Stability of Thin Liquid Films and Foams. K.G. Marinova, R.D. Stanimirova, M.T. Georgiev, N.A. Alexandrov, E.S. Basheva, P.A. Kralchevsky. In Colloid and Interface Chemistry for Nanotechnology (P.A. Kralchevsky, R. Miller and F. Ravera, Eds.). Taylor & Francis, New York, 2013; pp. 439-458.



1. Interfacial Layers from the Protein HFBII Hydrophobin: Dynamic Surface Tension, Dilatational Elasticity and Relaxation Times. N.A. Alexandrov, K.G. Marinova, T.D. Gurkov, K.D. Danov, P.A. Kralchevsky, S.D. Stoyanov, T.B.J. Blijdenstein, L.N. Arnaudov, E.G. Pelan, A. Lips, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 376 (2012) 296-306.

2. Impact of the Surfactant Structure on the Foaming/Defoaming Performance of Nonionic Block Copolymers in Na Caseinate Solutions. K.G. Marinova, L.M. Dimitrova, R.Y. Marinov, N.D. Denkov, A. Kingma, Bulg. J. Phys. 39 (2012) 53-64.



1. Surface Rheology of Saponin Adsorption Layers. R. Stanimirova, K. Marinova, S. Tcholakova, N.D. Denkov, S. Stoyanov, E. Pelan, Langmuir 27 (2011) 12486-12498.



1. Physico-chemical Factors Controlling the Foamability and Foam Stability of Milk Proteins: Sodium Caseinate and Whey Protein Concentrates. K. G. Marinova, E. S. Basheva, B. Nenova, M. Temelska, A. Y. Mirarefi, B. Campbell, I. B. Ivanov, Food Hydrocolloids 23 (2009) 1864-1876.

2. Surface Dilatational Rheology Measurements for Oil/Water Systems with Viscous Oils. N. Alexandrov, K. G. Marinova, K. D. Danov, I. B. Ivanov, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 339 (2009) 545-550.



1. Instrument and Methods for Surface Dilatational Rheology Measurements. S. C. Russev, N. Alexandrov, K. G. Marinova, K. D. Danov, N. D. Denkov, L. Lyutov, V. Vulchev, and C. Bilke-Krause, Review of Scientific Instruments 79 (2008) 104102.



1. Role of the Counterions on the Adsorption of Ionic Surfactants, I. B. Ivanov, K. G. Marinova, K. D. Danov, D. Dimitrova, K. P. Ananthapadmanabhan and A. Lips, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 134-135 (2007) 105-124.



1. Antifoam Effects of Solid Particles, Oil Drops and Oil-Solid Compounds in Aqueous Foams. N.D. Denkov, K.G. Marinova, Chapter 10 in the book "Colloidal Particles at Liquid Interfaces" (B.P. Binks & T.S. Horozov, Eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2006; pp. 383-444.



1. Ionic Surfactants on Fluid Interfaces: Determination of the Adsorption; Role of the Salt and the Type of the Hydrophobic Phase, T. D. Gurkov, D. T. Todorova, K. G. Marinova, C. Bilke-Crause, C. Gerber, and I. B. Ivanov, Colloids & Surfaces A 261 (2005) 29-38.

2. Hydrophobization of Glass Surface by Adsorption of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), K. G. Marinova, D. Christova, S. Tcholakova, E. Efremov, N. D. Denkov, Langmuir 21 (2005) 11729-11737.



1. Model Studies on the Mechanism of Deactivation (Exhaustion) of Mixed Oil-Silica Antifoams. K.G. Marinova, S. Tcholakova, N. D. Denkov, S. Roussev, and M. Deruelle, Langmuir 19 (2003) 3084-3089.



1. Optimal Hydrophobicity of Silica in Mixed Oil-Silica Antifoams. K.G. Marinova, N.D. Denkov, P. Branlard, Y. Giraud, M. Deruelle, Langmuir 18 (2002) 3399-3403.

2. Role of Oil Spreading for the Efficiency of Mixed Oil-Solid Antifoams. N.D. Denkov, S. Tcholakova, K.G. Marinova, A. Hadjiiski, Langmuir 18 (2002) 5810-5817.

3. Model Studies of the Effect of Silica Hydrophobicity on the Efficiency of Mixed Oil-Silica Antifoams. N.D. Denkov, K.G. Marinova, S. Tcholakova, M. Deruelle, Langmuir 18 (2002) 8761-8769.

4. Mechanism of Foam Destruction by Emulsions of PDMS-silica Mixtures. N. D. Denkov, K. Marinova, S. Tcholakova, M. Deruelle, Proceedings of Third World Congress on Emulsions, September, 2002, Lyon, France.



1. Foam Destruction by Solid-Liquid Antifoams in Solutions of a Nonionic Surfactant: Electrostatic Interactions and Dynamic Effects. K.G. Marinova, N.D. Denkov, Langmuir 17 (2001) 2426-2436.



1. Mechanisms of Action of Mixed Solid-Liquid Antifoams: 3. Exhaustion and Reactivation. N.D. Denkov, K.G. Marinova, C. Christova, A. Hadjiiski, Ph. Cooper, Langmuir 16 (2000) 2515-2528.

2. Antifoam Action of Oils. N.D. Denkov, K.G. Marinova, Proceedings of 3rd Eurofoam Conference, June, 2000, Delft, The Netherlands; Verlag MIT Publishing, Bremen, 2000, p. 199.



1. Role of Oscillatory Structural Forces for Interactions in Thin Emulsion Films Containing Micelles. K. G. Marinova, T. D. Gurkov, T. D. Dimitrova, R. G. Alargova and D. Smith, Langmuir 14 (1998) 2011-2019.

2. Gradual Disintegration of Protein Lumps Contained in Thin Emulsion Films: Role of the Surface Diffusion. T.D. Gurkov, K.G. Marinova, A. Zdravkov, C. Oleksiak and B. Campbell, Progress in Colloid & Polymer Sci. 110 (1998) 263-268.

3. Oscillatory Structural Interactions in Thin Emulsion Films Containing Micelles of Ionic Surfactant. K.G. Marinova, T.D. Gurkov, T.D. Dimitrova, R.G. Alargova and D. Smith, Progress in Colloid & Polymer Sci. 110 (1998) 245-250.



1. The Role of Additives for the Behaviour of Thin Emulsion Films Stabilized by Proteins. K. G. Marinova, T. D. Gurkov, O. D. Velev, I. B. Ivanov, B. Campbell and R. P. Borwankar, Colloids and Surfaces A 123-124 (1997) 155-167.

2. Charge of Emulsion Droplets Covered with Nonionic Surfactants. I. B. Ivanov, K. G. Marinova, R. G. Alargova, N. D. Denkov, R. P. Borwankar, In: Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress on Emulsions, Paper 2-2-149 (1997).

3. Role of the Oscillatory Structural Forces for the Stability of Emulsions. K.G. Marinova, T.D. Gurkov, G.B. Bantchev and P.A. Kralchevsky, In: Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress on Emulsions, Paper 2-3-151 (1997).

4. Effect of the Surfactant Concentration on the Kinetic Stability of Thin Foam and Emulsion Films. K. P. Velikov, O. D. Velev, K. G. Marinova, G. N. Constantinides, J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 93 (1997) 2069-2075.

5. Emulsion Films Stabilized by Proteins. K.G. Marinova, T.D. Gurkov, R.P. Borwankar, B. Campbell and C. Oleksiak, Proceedings of Second World Congress on Emulsions, EDS-Editeur, Paris, France, 1997; Paper No. 2-3-156.



1. Charging of Oil-Water Interfaces Due to Spontaneous Adsorption of Hydroxyl Ions. K.G. Marinova, R.G. Alargova, N.D. Denkov, O.D. Velev, D.N. Petsev, I.B. Ivanov, R.P. Borwankar, Langmuir 12 (1996) 2045-2051.



1. Stability of Films and Emulsions in the Presence of Nonionic Surfactant Blends. O. Velev, T, Gurkov, R. Alargova, K. Marinova, I. B. Ivanov, R. Borwankar, Proc. First World Congress in Emulsion, Paris, 1993.