Separation technologies in microfluidics

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This chapter presents an overview of approaches to separations utilizing microfluidics, covering both passive and active methods. Hybrid techniques incorporating both passive and active methods are also covered. The chapter reviews both chemical separations and particle separations, briefly describing the different approaches and discussing advantages/disadvantages and recent areas of application. The reader is referred to recent review articles for more in-depth information. The chapter aims to introduce the variety of possible methods, and highlight particular benefits and challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicro- and Nanotechnology Enabled Applications for Portable Miniaturized Analytical Systems
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780128237274
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Active methods
  • Chemical extractions
  • Chromatography
  • Electrophoresis
  • Hybrid approaches
  • Inertial focusing
  • Liquid-liquid extractions
  • Microfluidics
  • Particle separation
  • Passive methods
  • Separation technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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