Knowledge of colloid transport behavior in porous media is of importance in a variety of applications such as remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, granular filtration in water and wastewater treatment, and natural filtration of pathogenic microorganisms (Ryan and Elimelech, 1996; Tufenkji and Elimelech, 2005; Shang et al., 2010). Deposition and detachment are two primary factors controlling the transport of colloids in porous media. Particle deposition in porous media has received considerable attention in the literature. In particular, a systematic framework, i.e., the colloid filtration theory (CFT) has been developed to predict particle deposition in porous...

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