Enhanced diffusion of pollutants by self-propulsion

Guanjia Zhao, Emma J.E. Stuart, Martin Pumera

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Current environmental models mostly account for the passive participation of pollutants in their environmental propagation. Here we demonstrate the paradigm-changing concept that pollutants can propagate themselves with a rate that is greater than the rate for standard molecular diffusion by five orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12755-12757
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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