Bogdan Kuchta

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Para-cresol CH3C6H4OH is a protein-bound solute which is not eliminated efficiently by hemodialysis systems. In this study, we present adsorption of p-cresol as a complementary process to hemodialysis. The kinetics and isotherms of adsorption onto cellulose-based membranes (cellulose diacetate and triacetate), synthetic membranes (polyamide, polysulfone,(More)
We present the results of simulations of a CCl(4) monolayer adsorbed on a graphite surface. The CCl(4) molecule was represented either by a shapeless superatom or by its atomic sites. The simulations were carried out over a large range of temperatures, from 20 K up to 340 K. We address the following problems: (1) the influence of molecular shape on the(More)
This paper demonstrates that nanospace engineering of KOH activated carbon is possible by controlling the degree of carbon consumption and metallic potassium intercalation into the carbon lattice during the activation process. High specific surface areas, porosities, sub-nanometer (<1 nm) and supra-nanometer (1-5 nm) pore volumes are quantitatively(More)
Adsorption in nonporous materials has been studied using Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations. We discuss three types of materials: (a) a model of cylindrical pores with smooth walls, representing MCM-41 like materials, (b) a model of cylindrical pores with regular structured walls (model of carbon nanotubes) and (c) a material with crystalline wall(More)
The melting transition of methane adsorbed in nanopores has been studied and compared in two types of structures: carbon slits pores and square shaped channels. We show that the nano-confinement not only modifies the temperatures of phase transformation but also induces strong space heterogeneity of the adsorbate. We emphasize the role of the structural(More)
We discuss molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations of a tetracosane (C24H50) monolayer physisorbed onto the basal plane of graphite. The adlayer molecules are simulated with explicit hydrogens, and the graphite substrate is represented as an all-atom structure having six graphene layers. The tetracosane dynamics modeled in the fully atomistic manner(More)
We present the first large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of hexane on graphite that completely reproduce all experimental features of the melting transition. The canonical ensemble simulations required and used the most realistic model of the system: (i) a fully atomistic representation of hexane; (ii) an explicit site-by-site interaction with carbon(More)
Despite of more than 15 years of research, no materials possess the adsorbing properties required for mobile storage. At this time of state-of-the-art technology, the essential question should be asked: why is it so difficult to prepare a material with the desired properties? Here, we discuss the sources of physical limitations of existing materials and(More)
Paracresol is a protein-bound toxin that is not efficiently eliminated by the hemodialysis method. Monte Carlo simulations in grand-canonical (GCMC) and canonical ensembles were performed to investigate the adsorption of paracresol and water in silicalite-1 zeolite. GCMC simulations using a configurational-biased algorithm show that four paracresol(More)