Bio-Inspired Particulate Filters

by J. R. Vales And J. C. Santamarina
Year: 2003


Valdes, J. R. and Santamarina, J. C. (2003). "Bio-Inspired Particulate Filters." 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Seattle


​The filtration of particulates through a porous medium is controlled by particle-level forces and geometrical constraints (e.g., pore throat -to- migratory particle size ratios). A comparison between biological filters found in living organisms and mineral filters found in the geo-environment suggests the manipulation of material parameters for filtration control.


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