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  • Main Title Surface chemistry investigation of colloid transport in packed beds. Final report, August 1, 1989--July 31, 1996


  • Author: Olson, T.M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Univ. of California, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1996-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: The importance of colloids as co-transport agents for pollutants in subsurface systems hinges on the extent to which electrostatic or other sources of repulsive colloid-collector interactions inhibit their filtration. When electrostatic interactions are favorable, for example when the colloid and groundwater media have opposite charge, colloids may be expected to travel only a few centimeters in saturated porous media. Repulsive electrostatic interactions between colloids and aquifer media with the same charge sign are postulated to significantly mobilize particles. As it happens, however, theories describing particle filtration from first principles, i.e., DLVO (Derjagin and Landau, Verwey and Overbeek) theory, dramatically underestimate filtration rates when colloid-collector interactions are electrostatically repulsive. One of the primary objectives of the project was to experimentally investigate potential reasons for the historical lack of agreement between particle filtration models based on DLVO theory and observed particle deposition rates. An important hypothesis of the study was to test the validity of the assumption of surface homogeneity, as required by these models. The approach was to focus on collector surfaces that were commonly used as model systems, e.g., glass beads and quartz sand. Laboratory-scale column filtration experiments were conducted with colloidal polystyrene latex spheres. Collector surface preparation and cleaning approaches were examined, as well as the effects of solution chemistry.
  • Physical Description: 8 p.


  • Keyword: Packed Beds
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Remedial Action
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Water Chemistry
  • Keyword: Colloids
  • Keyword: Bench-Scale Experiments
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Environmental Transport
  • Keyword: Pollutants


  • Other Information: PBD: [1996]


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98006130
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/60849--T2
  • Grant Number: FG03-89ER60849
  • DOI: 10.2172/656472
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656472
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710782


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98006130