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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Electrokinetic Control of Interfacial Instabilities
Martin Bazant, Professor, E. G. Roos (1944) Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dept. Executive Officer, Chemical Engineering, Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

This talk will describe three examples of interfacial patterns – viscous fingers, deionization shocks, and metal dendrites – whose stability can be controlled by electrokinetic phenomena in charged porous media, as evidenced by both theory and experiments. Potential applications include electrically enhanced oil recovery, water desalination and purification by shock electrodialysis, and energy storage with rechargeable metal batteries.

For more information, please contact Sohee Lee by phone at 6263954193 or by email at sohee@caltech.edu.