Streaming potential studies of colloid, polyelectrolyte and protein deposition

Zbigniew Adamczyk, Krzysztof Sadlej, Eligiusz Wajnryb, M. Nattich, Maria Ekiel-Jezewska, Jerzy Blawzdziewicz

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Recent developments in the electrokinetic determination of particle, protein and polyelectrolyte monolayers at solid/electrolyte interfaces, are reviewed. Illustrative theoretical results characterizing particle transport to interfaces are presented, especially analytical formulae for the limiting flux under various deposition regimes and expressions for diffusion coefficients of various particle shapes. Then, blocking effects appearing for higher surface coverage of particles are characterized in terms of the random sequential adsorption model. These theoretical predictions are used for interpretation of experimental results obtained for colloid particles and proteins under convection and diffusion transport conditions. The kinetics of particle deposition and the structure of monolayers are analyzed quantitatively in terms of the generalized random sequential adsorption (RSA) model, considering the coupling of the bulk and surface transport steps. Experimental results are also discus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-29
JournalAdv. Colloid. Interface Sci.
StatePublished - 2010


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