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Online process control for centrifugal micromixing

Haeberle, S. and Zengerle, Roland and Ducrée, Jens (2005) Online process control for centrifugal micromixing. In: TRANSDUCERS 2005 - The 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 5-9 June 2005, Seoul, Korea. ISBN 0-7803-8994-8

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This paper describes a novel hydrodynamic principle for online process control of flow rate ratios and mixing between two concurrent flows in our recently introduced centrifugal micromixer (Ducree et al., 2003 and Ducree et al., 2004). These flows are contacted in an asymmetric, planar Y-structure on a rotating disk and subsequently driven through a common radial mixing channel. We show that the ratio of the incoming flow rates is statically seeded by the asymmetry of the inlets. The ratio can dynamically be adjusted by the frequency of rotation to realize a feedback process control. Furthermore, a new mechanism of quasi instantaneous mixing is activated by the sense of rotation. The proposed hydrodynamic mechanism is validated by experiments and simulations.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:channel flow; hydrodynamics; mixing; process control;
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI)
Published in:TRANSDUCERS 2005 - The 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISBN 0-7803-8994-8
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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ID Code:15473
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 14:24 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 10 Oct 2016 15:45

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