Novel fast-mixing system utilizing microdroplets

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Abstract

This paper proposes a concept of novel fast-mixing micromixer utilizing mixing of droplets. Here, two kinds of droplets containing different solutions inside are generated, mixed and coalesced to mix two solutes. The key technology is microdroplet mixing in a microchannel to obtain homogeneous dispersion. We have found mixing behavior of droplets from the observation by fluorescent microscope. In order to achieve fast droplet mixing, dispersed-phase's volume ratio of 20-30% and faster flow speed are effective for the mixing. Subsequently, utilizing these results, the novel microreactor was demonstrated by luminol reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages431-433
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 7

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume1

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/10/310/10/7

Keywords

  • Microdroplets
  • Micromixer
  • Microreactor
  • Organic synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Fukuyama, M., & Hibara, A. (2010). Novel fast-mixing system utilizing microdroplets. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 431-433). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 1).