Colloid (Nano- and Micro-Particle) Transport and Surface Interaction in Groundwater
Publication year: 2023
Number of pages: 161
William P. Johnson
Eddy F. Pazmiño
Released: 4 August 2023
The means by which colloid size particles (e.g., pathogens, clays, nanomaterials, nanoplastics, microplastics) move through groundwater—to deeper horizons and longer distances—is an important field of study. Field scale transport and spatial distribution of colloids in groundwater depends on nanoscale interactions with grain surfaces and pore-scale forces such as fluid drag, diffusion, and gravity.
This text provides both basic and advanced information regarding these interactions and forces. The authors examine how colloid movement can be understood using simulations at nano to field scales. Exercises that utilize numerical modeling freeware are incorporated into the text to allow both newly initiated and advanced researchers to explore the concepts presented by the authors. This book is an important addition to the growing literature on colloid transport in groundwater.