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Title: Microfluidics for Energy Applications
Authors: Sinton, D
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Microfluidics;Optofluidics;Bioenergy;Carbon management;Porous media
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 216
Abstract: Microfluidic methods developed primarily for medical applications have much to offer energy applications. This short paper will provide the motivation and outline my group’s recent work in two such areas: (1) microfluidics and optics for bioenergy and (2) microfluidics for carbon management. Full details will be provided in talk. Within the bioenergy theme, we are developing photobioreactor architectures that leverage micro-optics and microfluidics to cater both light and fluids to maximize productivity of microalgae. Within the carbon management theme we are developing a suite of methods to study porescale transport and reactivity in carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery. Results indicate potential for order of magnitude gains in photobioreactor technology and a 100-fold improvement over current subsurface fluid transport analysis methods.
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
Appears in Collections:Brunel Institute for Bioengineering (BIB)
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