Friction-based modelling of the dynamics of nanoconfined fluid mixtures (2010–2015)
This project aims to make groundbreaking theoretical advances in our understanding of the transport of fluid mixtures through nanosized pores. This will involve the integration of two critical factors: interactions between molecules within the fluid, and between them and the nanopore walls. Underpinned by simulation and experiments on the transport rates of targeted gases and their mixtures through key nanomaterials, the theoretical work in the project will deliver a powerful approach for predicting dynamic behaviour. This will enable the optimal process design of a wide range of emerging nanotechnologies, such as membrane separations and kinetic molecular sieving, catalysis, fuel cells, nanofluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology.