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Modelling electro-osmotic flow in porous media: a review

Simona Di Fraia (Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Parthenope’, Napoli, Italy)
Nicola Massarotti (Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Parthenope’, Napoli, Italy)
P. Nithiarasu (Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Article publication date: 5 February 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive literature review on modelling electro-osmotic flow in porous media.

Design/methodology/approach

Modelling electro-osmosis in fluid systems without solid particles has been first introduced. Then, after a brief description of the existing approaches for porous media modelling, electro-osmotic flow in porous media has been considered by analysing the main contributions to the development of this topic.

Findings

The analysis of literature has highlighted the absence of a universal model to analyse electro-osmosis in porous media, whereas many different methods and assumptions are used.

Originality/value

For the first time, the existing approaches for modelling electro-osmotic flow in porous have been collected and analysed to provide detailed indications for future works concerning this topic.

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Citation

Di Fraia, S., Massarotti, N. and Nithiarasu, P. (2018), "Modelling electro-osmotic flow in porous media: a review", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 472-497. https://doi.org/10.1108/HFF-11-2016-0437

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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