Morphology of particle deposits


Journal Article (Academic article)

The premise that the morphology of deposits formed from colloids, aerosols, and other particulate materials can be predicted from their transport properties and surface chemistries is explored. Universality classes that group the conditions of particles in suspension to the stucture of a deposit composed of a large number of particles are considered in the context of their importance in natural and engineered systems encountered in environmental engineering. Evidence for one such `transport-morphology link' is presented, and the implications of this linkage in filter modeling, prediction of sediment characteristics, and membrane fouling are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wiesner Mark, R

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Journal of Environmental Engineering

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1124 - 1132

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(1999)125:12(1124