Colloidal Systems and Equilibrium in Such Systems

  • Vyacheslav G. RumyninEmail author
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 25)


In this chapter, primary factors controlling the stability of colloidal systems and adsorption-related interactions of colloidal particles with dissolves chemical species are considered. Governing equations for sorption equilibrium and kinetics are formulated. A number of case study researches elsewhere illustrating the presence of colloids in groundwater at different locations and their role in the trace element (in particular radionuclides) binding and capture within this environment are examined. All this creates a basis for the further development (Chaps. 26 and 27) of colloid-facilitated transport models.


Colloidal Particle Natural Organic Matter Desorption Kinetic Colloidal Fraction Organic Colloid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological DepartmentThe Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Environmental Geology Saint Petersburg Division Saint Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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