Inorganic colloids are considered as potential transporters of toxic metals in the
geosphere. If inorganic colloids are stable and able to adsorb toxic metals they may
enhance their apparent solubility. If these colloids are mobile in the aquatic
environment they may also enhance the transport of toxic metals. It is therefore of
considerable interest to determine the characteristics of inorganic colloids in relation
to toxic metal transport. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.