A numerical investigation was conducted to explore the laminar electroosmotic heat and mass transport in a single cell or pore of a regular 2-D porous structure with the typical scale of order 100μm. The influence of the ratio, f, of the dielectric constants of the fluid, εl, to that of solid matrix, εs, on the electroosmotic flow was studied. It was found that the larger f was the more electroosmotic flow was enhanced. A comparison between the electroosmotic and presser-driven flows was made under different Reynolds numbers conditions. The heat transfer in a single cell was also considered under the condition of no heat conduction along the flow direction and the results showed that the effective thermal conductivity was significantly influenced by Reynolds number.

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