Deconstructing Osmosis Provides Insight for Medical and Industrial Use

New research now provides this thorough understanding, appearing as a pair of publications this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics, from AIP Publishing. The first paper deconstructs the molecular mechanics of osmosis with high concentrations, and generalizes the findings to predict behavior for arbitrary concentrations. The second piece of the study then simulates via molecular modeling two key forms of osmotic flow in a broadly utilizable way.

“Osmotic transport driven by salinity difference occurs across many biological systems, and it is also used in various industrial applications,” said Hiroaki Yoshida of the École Normale SupĂ©rieure (ENS) in France and Toyota [