Transport near slippery interfaces

A. Sander Haase

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Some surfaces exhibit wall slip, meaning that a owing uid has a velocity relative to that surface. This leads to increased advection in the direct vicinity of the wall. As this directly a ects the rate of transport at larger scales, slippery surfaces have a potentially important application in enhancing interfacial transport. The knowledge obtained through fundamental investigations of these micro- and nanoscale transport phenomena is therefore of high importance. The aim of this thesis is to extend the current knowledge on transport near slippery and/or heterogeneous interfaces. For that purpose, various experimental, analytical and numerical studies have been performed. The following topics have been investigated: - the in uence of hydrodynamic slip on momentum and mass transfer over superhydrophobic surfaces, focusing on a so-called bubble mattress; - the extension of a classical forced-convection problem to homogeneously and heterogeneously slippery surfaces, describing heat and mass transfer near these surfaces; - ion transport near heterogeneous, charge-selective interfaces in a micro uidic desalination device.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Lammertink, Rob G.H., Supervisor
  • Wood, Jeff, Co-Supervisor
Award date4 Nov 2016
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4180-0
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2016


  • IR-101592
  • METIS-318136


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