Scaling microfluidics for industrial throughput; breaking 1 litre/minute

Brian M. Miller

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Abstract

This work reports a new strategy for the separation, concentration and enrichment of targeted particle size fractions from wide particle size distribution environmental samples at possibly record setting throughput levels of 1litre/minute. The method uses a novel strategy for the stacking of devices which employs a pressure distributing manifold, axially rotated by 90° from the plane of device stacking to ensure near uniform flow conditions throughput the stack. The process of manufacture for the presented system is simplified and may be configured to accommodate a target flow rate by granularly changing the number of layers and size of interstitial spacing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016)
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages697-698
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781510834163
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 Oct 201613 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2016
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period9/10/1613/10/16

Keywords

  • Concentration
  • Inertial focusing
  • Microfluidics
  • Particle separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Miller, B. M. (2016). Scaling microfluidics for industrial throughput; breaking 1 litre/minute. In 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016) (pp. 697-698). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.