Description

Deposition and aggregation of small solid particles are encountered in many natural and industrial environments. Whether it be deposition of particles onto a surface immersed in a liquid suspension or aggregateion of individual particles, these processes are of enotmous significance. They are vital to the manufacture of magnetic tape, purification of water using packed bed filters, selective capture of solids, cells and macromolecular species, and many other applications. This book presents a unified approach to the measurement, modelling and simulation of these processes, bringing together the disciplines of colliod and surface chemistry, hydrodynamics, and experimental and computational methods. It will be required reading for graduates working in process and environmental engineering, postgraduates involved in industrial R & D and for all scientists wishing to gain a more detailed and realistic understanding of process conditions in these areas.

Table of Contents

Part One - Theorhetical principles governing deposition and aggregation. Part Two - Modelling methods that may be used, introduced first at a simple level, then describing toos and protocols for more complex systems. Part Three - Summary of experimental methods, including a comparison of how they compare with theoretical predictions. Part Four - Illustrative examples demonstrating the application of the various techniques expounded in earlier sections.

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750670241
Electronic ISBN:
9780080513577

About the authors

M. Elimelech

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA

Xiadong Jia

Affiliations and Expertise

Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter

John Gregory

Affiliations and Expertise

University College, London

Richard Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter