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2.6 Biphasic-Solute Material
A biphasic-solute material is an extension of the biphasic material model that also includes transport and mechano-chemical effects of a neutral solute. Transport of a solute in a porous medium includes diffusion, resulting from gradients in the solute concentration, and convection of the solute by the solvent, as a result of fluid pressure gradients. Mechano-chemical effects describe phenomena such as osmotic pressurization and swelling.