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Title: Optimization of magnetic actuation protocol to enhance mass transfer in solid/liquid microfluidic systems
Authors: Lisk, PA
Aiouache, F
Bonnot, E
Polland, R
Bowman, R
Rebrov, EV
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Magnetic microparticles;Magnetic actuation;Quadrupolar;Microreactor
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 167
Abstract: The dynamic properties of a 250 m magnetic microparticle in a time varying magnetic field have been studied in a PDMS microreactor with a diameter of 13 mm using a dual coupled quadrupolar arrangement of electromagnets. A sinusoidal applied magnetic field has dictated a circular motion of the particles in the microreactor in the frequency range below 0.6 Hz. Different circular motion modes have been observed at higher frequencies of the applied field. The particular symmetric arrangement of the magnets has allowed a non-steady-state motion with variation in velocity between magnetic poles. The motion of magnetic particle has been described in terms of average velocity and mean square deviation from average velocity. The effect of actuation protocol parameters (frequency, magnetic field strength and phase shift) on particle velocity and acceleration has been investigated. The maximum average velocity of 0.016 m/s has been observed under an optimized actuation protocol. The mass transfer rate towards the particle surface is mainly influenced by the average velocity while the effect of acceleration/deceleration of the particle has an order of magnitude less influence.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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