Studies on micropump/minipump using rotational motion of magnetic material balls

Hiroshige Kumamaru, Fuma Sakata, Akira Ohue, Kazuhiro Itoh, Yuji Shimogonya

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Abstract

Experiments and numerical analyses have been performed on micropumps/minipumps using rotational motion of magnetic material balls. In the pumps, magnetic material balls and nonmagnetic materials balls rotate in a closed channel loop, and a part of the balls acts as a piston and the remaining part of the balls serves as a valve. Experiments have been carried out on two pumps, i.e. a smaller pump and a larger pump with channel cross-sections of ∼1 mm and ∼2 mm inner diameter, respectively. The maximum flow rate achieved and the maximum pump head obtained are ∼500 μl/min and ∼70 Pa, respectively, for the smaller pump, and ∼2000 μl/min and ∼150 Pa, respectively, for the larger pump. Numerical analyses have been performed by dividing the pumping loop into a piston channel and a valve channel. The numerical analyses overestimate the flow rate obtained in the experiments, except for the region of larger pump heads in the larger pump.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
EventASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM 2013 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 19

Publication series

NameASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM 2013

Other

OtherASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM 2013
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period13/6/1613/6/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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