This has been fascinating, even if hard for me to follow. However, being a dumb farmer, I can talk about the use of surfactants in relationship to pesticides. They are used to slow down the evaporation of the water content of the spray, increasing it's effectiveness. The best surfactant I ever used was 1 quart of #2-D diesel fuel and 2 capfuls of Dawn dishwashing detergent per 300 gals of tank mix.