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The diffusion of a substance through a membrane in an electric field; formerly called electroendosmosis. Compare: electrodialysis.

electroosmosis (i·lekˈ·trō·z·mōˑ·sis),

n process by which a conducting liquid moves through a porous membrane because of a difference in potential between the two electrodes on opposite sides of the membrane.
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As the present work is concerned with electric fields operating at frequencies of 1 MHz and high conductivity media, the effect of AC electroosmosis is considered negligible and will not be covered (Morgan and Green, 2003).
Agricultural interest in electroosmosis dates back more than 70 years.
Furthermore, DNA hybridization buffers often contain high concentrations of salt that reduce the electroosmosis effect and make the EOP a less effective approach (16).
In conventional electrokinesis, water pumped in at the anode travels by electroosmosis to the cathode, causing electromigration of contaminants.
The next part of the procedure was to displace the sample down about one third of the column length with buffer to allow for electroosmosis.
The project would then use electroosmosis to release clay-bound contaminants and transport them to treatment sites (degradation zones).
5 can model migration, electrophoresis, and electroosmosis - comprehensive EHD capabilities not available in any other flow modeling software.
The conducted analysis of two limiting cases for electroosmotic velocity shows that the Kuwabara boundary condition should be recommended for addressing electroosmosis.
Among the topics covered are: mathematical preliminaries, colloidal systems, electrostatics, electric double layer, electroosmosis and stream potential, electrophoresis and sedimentation potential, and coagulation and colloid deposition.