Use of a cell model for the evaluation of the dynamic mobility of spherical silica suspensions
2007 (English)In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, Vol. 309, no 2, 342-349 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we evaluate the validity of a cell model for the calculation of the dynamic mobility of concentrated suspensions of spheres. The key point is the consideration of the boundary conditions (electrical and hydrodynamic) at the boundary of the fluid cell surrounding a single probe particle. The model proposed is based on a universal criterion for the averages of fluid velocity, electric potential, pressure field or electrochemical properties in the cell. The calculations are checked against a wide set of experimental data on the dynamic mobility of silica suspensions with two different radii, several ionic strengths, and two particle concentrations. The comparison reveals an excellent agreement between theory and experiment, and the model appears to be extremely suitable for correctly predicting the behavior of the dynamic mobility, including the changes in the zeta potential, ?, with ionic strength, the frequency and amplitude of the Maxwell-Wagner-O'Konski relaxation, and the inertial relaxation occurring at the top of the frequency range accessible to our experimental device. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 309, no 2, 342-349 p.
Concentrated suspensions, Dynamic mobility, Electroacoustic methods, Electrokinetic cell models, Silica particles
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49732DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.02.006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-49732DiVA: diva2:270628