Influence of transport on the adsorption of colloidal suspensions

In this paper we consider the influence of hydrodynamic interactions on the irreversible adsorption of hard spheres on a flat surface. Unlike the usual models which take into account the finite size of the adsorbing particles, we have made computer simulations where both the transport and the geometric aspects related to the adsorption problem are taken into account. We are able to compare our data with some recent experimental results, explaining some discrepancies obtained when comparing the experimental data with the appropriate adsorption kinetic model. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.