Diffusion in Porous Solids: Insights into the Effect of Pore Structure

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Engineering


This project will address this gap by measuring mass transport and adsorption on individual commercial beads, pellets and formed materials using the zero length column (ZLC) and the adsorption differential volumetric apparatus (ADVA) with a range of molecules (including Ar, N2, CO2, n-alkanes and toluene). The same beads will be then tested in the FIB-FEM facility to obtain detailed structural information at the nanoscale. The main outcome of the project will be a large database of structural and mass transport information on the same individual beads, which will form the basis for validating advanced multiscale modelling approaches to predict diffusion in porous materials.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/T517884/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2025
2435536 Studentship EP/T517884/1 30/09/2020 31/03/2024 Stylianos Kalaitzopoulos