Winning the ICE WM Innovation Award in 2013 with a project using electro-osmosis
to stabilise landslides affecting the M5 motorway.
One way to control the flow of microfluidic channels is by a method called induced charge electro-osmosis
, basically controlling fluid flow through voltages.
In some cases, AC electro-osmosis
and AC electrothermal produce very similar flow patterns, but they are of different origin.
REN Luquan, CONG Qian, TONG Jin and CHEN Bingcong (2001) put forward Bionic electro-osmosis
, a new method of reducing soil adhesion to soil-engaging components or parts of terrain machines, is presented.
Specifically, water flow in the extracellular boundary layer, induced by electro-osmosis
, was driving cathodal movement of freely diffusing surface molecules and overwhelming electrophoresis to the anode (McLaughlin and Poo, 1981).
Once void moisture separates out as a path from soil to steel, then electro-osmosis
driven by the CP will force water through the coating to collect at the steel-coating interface.
is being investigated as an effective method of providing dehumidification.
The smaller seismic mitigation section explores liquefaction mitigation by electro-osmosis
, stone columns, jet grouting, and wick drains; and the seismic performance of underground structures, bridge approaches, and immerse tunnels.
Three principal mechanisms of contaminant movement in an electrical field are involved in this technology: electromigration, electro-osmosis
, and electrophoresis.
depends on surface charges at the electrode/electrolyte interface.
Electrophoresis and electro-osmosis
generally occur at the same time in channels.