Colloid Transport in Porous Media: A Continuing Survey of Conceptual Model Developmen

Tuesday, 16 December 2014: 3:00 PM
Timothy R Ginn1, Kirk Nelson2, Tamir Kamai3, Arash Massoudieh4, Thanh H Nguyen5, Tanguy Le Borgne6, Yves Meheust7, Régis Turuban8, Andrew Benjamin1 and Arturo Palomino1, (1)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (2)US Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA, United States, (3)Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, (4)Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, United States, (5)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (6)Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (7)University of Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (8)Géosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France
The grand challenge problem of understanding colloid transport and filtration processes in porous media continues to defy fundamental solution, limiting progress of engineering science in in fields ranging from human health to water quality to materials engineering to energy production to microbiology. Focused experimental and modeling studies continue to chip away at our ignorance, in particular as regards colloid interactions with surfaces and colloid motion. In this continuing survey we give an updated overview of some of the currently active research areas with a focus on the exciting new conceptual model development and testing, with reference to pore-to-continuum scale experiments and simulations.