We present numerical results for a chemical reaction of colloidal particles which are transported by a laminar fluid and are focused by periodic obstacles in such a way that the two components are well mixed and consequently the chemical reaction is speeded up. The roles of the various system parameters (diffusion coefficients, reaction rate, and obstacles sizes) are studied. We show that focusing speeds up the reaction from the diffusion limited rate ∼t−1/2 to very close to the perfect mixing rate, ∼t−1.
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Research Article| April 11 2013
Speeding chemical reactions by focusing
A. M. Lacasta;
J. M. Sancho;
A. M. Lacasta, L. Ramírez–Piscina, J. M. Sancho, K. Lindenberg; Speeding chemical reactions by focusing. J. Chem. Phys. 14 April 2013; 138 (14): 144502. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4799875
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