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A microfluidic electroosmotic mixer and the effect of potential and frequency on its mixing efficiency
conference contributionposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani, Khashayar Khoshmanesh, Saeid Nahavandi, Jagat Kanwar
This paper presents the design and numerical simulation of a T-shape microfluidic electroosmotic micromixer. It is equipped with six microelectrodes that are embedded in the side surfaces of the microchannel. The electrode array consists of two sets of three 20 Â¿m and 60 Â¿m microelectrodes arranged in the form of two opposing triangles. Numerical analysis of electric potential and frequency effects on mixing efficiency of the micromixer is carried out by means of two sets of simulations. First, the electric potential is kept at 2 V while the frequency is varied within 10-50 Hz. The highest achieved mixing efficiency is 96% at 22 Hz. Next, the frequency is kept at 30 Hz whilst the electric potential is varied within 1-5 V. The best achieved mixing efficiency is 97% at 3 V.
EventIEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. International Conference (2009 : San Antonio, Texas)
Pagination4618 - 4622
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Place of publicationPiscataway, N. J.
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Publication classificationE1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice2009, IEEE
Title of proceedingsSMC 2009 : Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2009 international conference
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