Thursday, January 27, 2011
Kivanc and Prof. Litster Publish on Electroosmotic Pumping
This month, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical published a work by TPES alumnus Fevzi Kivanc (M.S.) and Prof. Shawn Litster regarding electroosmotic pumping. The paper, titled "Pumping with Electroosmosis of the Second Kind in Mesoporous Skeletons," concerns electroosmosis, the induction of flow in a fluid by an applied electric potential.
Pumps exploiting this phenomenon feature no moving parts and low power requirements, making them ideal for micropumping applications such as fuel cells, microprocessor cooling, and drug delivery. However, most previous research has only included electroosmosis of the first kind. This paper investigates the seldom-studied second kind and the non-linear behavior associated therewith.
The paper is available on pp. 394-401 of vol. 151, issue 2 (Jan 2011) of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, or on our website.