Particle resuspension from surfaces: Revisited and re-evaluated Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT This review paper discusses the field of particle resuspension from surfaces, with special attention paid to the developments of the last decade. We present both general models of particle resuspension which appear in the literature, and studies on specific aspects of the problem. Among the topics discussed in the paper, one can find such diverse subjects as effect of particle and substrate material properties, modeling of particle adhesion, hydrodynamic mechanisms of particle removal, particle detachment from smooth and rough surfaces, and particle motion after its detachment. Also presented are particle resuspension from multilayer deposits and resuspension phenomena in liquid environments. Modern methods of particle removal and other related topics of interest are discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006