Agent-based simulation of the diffusion dynamics and concentration of toxic materials from quantum dots-based nanoparticles

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Abstract

Due to their favorable electrical and optical properties, quantum dots (QDs) nanoparticles have found numerous applications including nanomedicine. However, there have been concerns about their potential environmental impacts. The objective of this study is to develop an agent-based simulation model for predicting the diffusion dynamics and concentration of toxic materials released from QDs. Reaction kinetics is used to model the stability of surface capping agent particularly due to oxidation process. The diffusion of toxic Cd2+ ions in aquatic environment was simulated using an adapted Brownian motion algorithm. A calibrated parameter to reflect sensitivity to reaction rate is proposed. The model output demonstrates the stochastic spatial distribution of toxic Cd2+ ions under different values of proxy environmental factor parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3132-3133
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781467397438
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 16 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015 - Huntington Beach, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 9 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Volume2016-February
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

OtherWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityHuntington Beach
Period12/6/1512/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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