A simplified design of the staggered herringbone micromixer for practical applications

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Title: A simplified design of the staggered herringbone micromixer for practical applications
Authors: Du, Yan
Zhang, Zhiyi
Yim, ChaeHo
Lin, Min
Cao, Xudong
Date: 2010-11-04T19:07:50Z
Abstract: We demonstrated a simple method for the device design of a staggered herringbone micromixer (SHM) using numerical simulation. By correlating the simulated concentrations with channel length, we obtained a series of concentration versus channel length profiles, and used mixing completion length Lm as the only parameter to evaluate the performance of device structure on mixing. Fluorescence quenching experiments were subsequently conducted to verify the optimized SHM structure for a specific application. Good agreement was found between the optimization and the experimental data. Since Lm is straightforward, easily defined and calculated parameter for characterization of mixing performance, this method for designing micromixers is simple and effective for practical applications.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/19661
DOI: 10.1063/1.3427240
CollectionGĂ©nie chimique et biologique // Chemical and Biological Engineering
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