Thermal diffusion in a binary fluid mixture flows due to a rotating disc of uniform high suction in presence of a weak axial magnetic field

B. R. Sharma, R. N. Singh

The effect of a weak uniform axial magnetic field on separation of a binary mixture of incompressible viscous thermally and electrically conducting fluids flowing due to a rotating disc of uniform high suction is examined. Neglecting the induced electric field the equations governing the motion, temperature and concentration are solved in cylindrical polar coordinate by expanding the flow parameters as well as the temperature and the concentration in powers of suction parameter. The solution obtained for concentration distribution is plotted against the different axial distances from the disc for various values of non-dimensional parameters. It is found that the temperature gradient, axial magnetic field, Reynolds number, Schmidt number, Prandtl number and suction parameter effect the species separation significantly.