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A double layer model of the gas bubble/water interface

Abstract : Zeta potential is a physico-chemical parameter of particular importance to describe sorption of contaminants at the surface of gas bubbles. Nevertheless, the interpretation of electrophoretic mobilities of gas bubbles is complex. This is due to the specific behavior of the gas at interface and to the excess of electrical charge at interface, which is responsible for surface conductivity. We developed a surface complexation model based on the presence of negative surface sites because the balance of accepting and donating hydrogen bonds is broken at interface. By considering protons adsorbed on these sites followed by a diffuse layer, the electrical potential at the head-end of the diffuse layer is computed and considered to be equal to the zeta potential. The predicted zeta potential values are in very good agreement with the experimental data of H2 bubbles for a broad range of pH and NaCl concentrations. This implies that the shear plane is located at the head-end of the diffuse layer, contradicting the assumption of the presence of a stagnant diffuse layer at the gas/water interface. Our model also successfully predicts the surface tension of air bubbles in a KCl solution.
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Philippe Leroy, Damien Jougnot, André Revil, Arnault Lassin, Mohamed Azaroual. A double layer model of the gas bubble/water interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier, 2012, 388, pp.243-256. ⟨10.1016/j.jcis.2012.07.029⟩. ⟨insu-00782688⟩



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