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Soret and MHD effects on bioconvection wall jet flow of nanofluid containing gyrotactic microorganisms

Authors
  • Mohyud-Din, Syed Tauseef1
  • Zaidi, Syed Zulfiqar Ali1
  • 1 HITEC University, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Taxila Cantt, Pakistan , Taxila Cantt (Pakistan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neural Computing and Applications
Publisher
Springer London
Publication Date
Jun 03, 2016
Volume
28
Issue
Suppl 1
Pages
599–609
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00521-016-2366-9
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Various applications of bioconvection phenomena in the field of medicine and biotechnology boost us to present the study of laminar wall jet flow in this specific direction. For the purpose, we have considered nanofluid containing gyrotactic microorganisms in the presence of normally applied magnetohydrodynamic forces along with Soret effects. Boundary layer approximation and similarity transformation are utilized to convert governing equations into ordinary differential equations. Influence of different emerging parameters on velocity, temperature and concentration profiles of solute, nanoparticle and motile microorganisms has been investigated. The role of physical quantities like Nusselt number, Sherwood number and density number of microorganisms is also highlighted. Increase in Nusselt number and density number of motile microorganism is observed for incremental values of bioconvection Peclet number. Soret number reflects increasing effect on Nusselt number and decreasing effect on Sherwood number because solute diffusion faces resistance due to higher values of Soret number and in return decreases rate of mass transfer. Also bioconvection Rayleigh number imposes decreasing effect on density number of the motile microorganisms.

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