Transport of Gellan Gum Microbeads in Soil Columns of Various Grain Size Distributions

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume82
Issue5
Pages9941003; # of pages: 10
AbstractThe transport of gellan gum microbeads as potential cell carriers was investigated in horizontal columns packed with different grain size classes of gravel (2舑16 mm) and sand (0.25舑2 mm). A suspension of microbeads was pulsed into each column for 6 h, followed by injection of water for 42 h. In general, the total amount of microbeads travelling across a given section of the column increased with injection time but decreased towards the column outlet, varying as a direct function of grain size. The results of this study demonstrate the feasibility of the transport of gellan gum microbeads through medium sand to medium gravel across distances up to 110 cm.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Biotechnology Research Institute
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NPARC number12338429
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