Niall Bootland (Scalable Two-Phase Flow Solvers)
Sourav Mondal (Electrohydrodynamics in microchannel)
Abstract: Flow of liquid due to an electric potential gradient is possible when the channel walls bear a surface charge and liquid contains free charges (electrolyte). Inclusion of electrokinetic effects in microchannel flows has an added advantage over Poiseuille flow - depending upon the electrolyte concentration, the Debye layer thickness is different, which allows for tuning of flow profiles and the associated mass transport. The developed mathematical model helps in probing the mass transfer effects through a porous walled microchannel induced by electrokinetic forces.
- InFoMM CDT Group Meeting