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Correlation equation for predicting single-collector efficiency in physicochemical filtration in saturated porous media.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14750730     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new equation for predicting the single-collector contact efficiency (eta0) in physicochemical particle filtration in saturated porous media is presented. The correlation equation is developed assuming that the overall single-collector efficiency can be calculated as the sum of the contributions of the individual transport mechanisms--Brownian diffusion, interception, and gravitational sedimentation. To obtain the correlation equation, the dimensionless parameters governing particle deposition are regressed against the theoretical value of the single-collector efficiency over a broad range of parameter values. Rigorous numerical solution of the convective-diffusion equation with hydrodynamic interactions and universal van der Waals attractive forces fully incorporated provided the theoretical single-collector efficiencies. The resulting equation overcomes the limitations of current approaches and shows remarkable agreement with exact theoretical predictions of the single-collector efficiency over a wide range of conditions commonly encountered in natural and engineered aquatic systems. Furthermore, experimental data are in much closer agreement with predictions based on the new correlation equation compared to other available expressions.
Nathalie Tufenkji; Menachem Elimelech
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental science & technology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0013-936X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-30     Completed Date:  2004-04-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0213155     Medline TA:  Environ Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering Program, P.O. Box 208286, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8286, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Models, Theoretical*
Particle Size
Soil Pollutants / analysis*
Water Pollutants / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Colloids; 0/Soil Pollutants; 0/Water Pollutants
Comment In:
Environ Sci Technol. 2005 Jul 15;39(14):5494-5; author reply 5496-7   [PMID:  16082986 ]

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