Modeling Evaporation from Nanopores

Evaporation from nanopores is of fundamental interest in nature and various industrial applications. We present a theoretical framework to elucidate evaporation and transport within nanopores by incorporating non-equilibrium effects due to the deviation from classical kinetic theory. Additionally, we include the non-local effects arising from phase-change in nanoporous geometries, and the self-regulation of the shape and position of the liquid-vapor interface in response to different operating conditions. We then study the effects of different working parameters to determine conditions suitable for maximizing evaporation from nanopores.

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