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A model for the effective excess charge in a capillary as well as in porous media is developed for arbitrary pore scales. The prediction of the model is then compared with another published model that is limited for a thin electric double layer (EDL) assumption. The comparison shows that there is a deviation between two models depending on the ratio of capillary/pore radius and the Debye length. The reasons for the deviation between two models are not only due to the thin EDL assumption to get electrical potential and charge distribution in pores but also to some other approximations for integral evaluations. The results suggest that the model developed in this work can be used with arbitrary capillary/pore scale and thus is not restricted to the thin EDL assumption.
Keywords: Zeta potential, porous media, electric double layer, effective excess charge.
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