Simple and passive merging-on-demand method for reaction engineering in droplet microfluidics

Medina Hamidović, Uli Marta, Helen Bridle, Gerold Fink, Robert Wille, Andreas Springer, Werner Haselmayr

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Abstract

This paper presents an automated method for achieving droplet merging-on-demand (MoD). The method enables for individually preprogrammed volumes of fluids to be issued and merged at precisely predetermined times. The proposed method is passive (i.e,. does not require any active on-chip components) and supports a generation frequency of 10Hz for µL and mL droplets. Allowing for droplets to be generated and merged on demand, this method can be employed in reaction engineering for designing Lab-on-Chip devices where chemical interactions between two samples need to be investigated in a highly controllable manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2019
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1624-1625
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781733419000
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2019 - Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2019
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2019
Country/TerritorySwitzerland
CityBasel
Period27/10/1931/10/19

Keywords

  • Droplet merging
  • Droplet microfluidics
  • Lab-on-Chip
  • Reaction engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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