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Comprehensive Understanding Of Nano-Sized Particle Separation Processes Using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Desmond F. Lawler, Sungmin Youn, Tongren Zhu, Ijung Kim, Boris L.T. Lau Jan 2015

Comprehensive Understanding Of Nano-Sized Particle Separation Processes Using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Desmond F. Lawler, Sungmin Youn, Tongren Zhu, Ijung Kim, Boris L.T. Lau

Weisberg Division of Engineering Faculty Research

Understanding of nano-sized particle separation processes has been limited by difficulties of nanoparticle characterization. In this study, nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) was deployed to evaluate the absolute particle size distributions in laboratory scale flocculation and filtration experiments with silver nanoparticles. The results from NTA were consistent with standard theories of particle destabilization and transport. Direct observations of changes in absolute particle size distributions from NTA enhance both qualitative and quantitative understanding of particle separation processes of nano-sized particles.