The simulation of semi-permeable membranes - Osmosis, reverse osmosis and electro-osmosis in electrolyte solutions

Powles, Jack G. and Murad, S. (1998) The simulation of semi-permeable membranes - Osmosis, reverse osmosis and electro-osmosis in electrolyte solutions. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 78 (3). pp. 225-231. ISSN 0167-7322. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We report computer simulations of semi-permeable membranes used to study electrolyte solutions undergoing osmosis, reverse osmosis, and electro-osmosis. The semipermeable membrane, which is atomistic in nature, has been modeled using a novel technique developed by us recently. Our results show a rather significant role played by solvation forces, which cause the formation of large molecular clusters in both aqueous and non-aqueous solutions. In addition, we have found external electric fields make large molecular clusters less energetically favorable, and this results in a large measurable effect in the rate of osmosis or reverse osmosis. (

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2009 19:28
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 14:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17511 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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