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Title: Mathematical Modelling of Reactive Inks for Additive Manufacturing of Charged Membranes
Patterned charged membranes with engendered useful characteristics can offer selective transport of electrolytes. Chemical patterning across the membrane surface via a physical inkjet deposition process requires precise control of the reactive-ink formulation, which enables the introduction of charged functionality to the membrane. This study develops a new dynamic mathematical model for the primary step of the batch reactive-ink formulation considering an ink mixture of copper sulphate and ascorbic acid. Nonlinear least squares parameter estimation is performed to infer three kinetic model parameters by analysing data from nine dynamic experiments simultaneously. Global sensitivity and Fisher information matrix (FIM) analyses reveal only one kinetic parameter is identifiable from time-series pH measurements. The fitted model can capture the overall nonlinear dynamics of the batch reaction and works best for initial Cu2 + concentrations between 30 and 50 mM. Time-series Cu2 + or Cu+ concentration measurements are recommended in future experiments to elucidate the kinetics of reactive-ink formulation.  more » « less
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Yamashita, Y.; Kano, M.
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Computer aided chemical engineering
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National Science Foundation
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