Osmosis and solute size: A molecular dynamics study

James Jacobus Cannon, Daejoong Kim, Shigeo Maruyama, Junichiro Shiomi

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Abstract

Osmosis plays an essential role in a wide range of phenomena, and therefore it is useful to understand how to manipulate the rate at which osmosis occurs. In the present study we conduct molecular dynamics simulations to consider the influence of solute size on the osmotic pressure gradient which drives the flow. Our results show how selective choice of the size of the solute can enhance, or hinder, the establishment of a strong osmotic gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2011
Pages245-248
Number of pages4
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2011 - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 22 2011

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OtherASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2011
CountryCanada
CityEdmonton, AB
Period6/19/116/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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    Cannon, J. J., Kim, D., Maruyama, S., & Shiomi, J. (2011). Osmosis and solute size: A molecular dynamics study. In ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2011 (Vol. 2, pp. 245-248) https://doi.org/10.1115/ICNMM2011-58104