Advection-dispersion in symmetric field-flow fractionation channels

Suslov, Sergey A. and Roberts, A. J. (1998) Advection-dispersion in symmetric field-flow fractionation channels. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Sciences , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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We model the evolution of the concentration field of macromolecules in a symmetric field-flow fractionation (FFF) channel by a one-dimensional advection-diffusion equation. The coefficients are precisely determined from the fluid dynamics. This model gives quantitative predictions of the time of elution of the molecules and the width in time of the concentration pulse. The model is rigorously supported by centre manifold theory. Errors of the derived model are quantified for improved predictions if necessary. The advection-diffusion equation is used to find that the optimal condition in a symmetric FFF for the separation of two species of molecules with similar diffusivities involves a high rate of crossflow.

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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: USQ publication. Report #SC-MC-9823.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2009 10:14
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: field-flow; FFF; field-flow fractionation
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010399 Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4012 Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering > 401204 Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 4903 Numerical and computational mathematics > 490399 Numerical and computational mathematics not elsewhere classified
49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 4901 Applied mathematics > 490109 Theoretical and applied mechanics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970101 Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences

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