MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 150, 2018Malaysia Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electrical & Electronic|
|Published online||23 February 2018|
Size-dependent separation of polydisperse samples in a tapered microfluidic device
Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
2 Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this paper we introduce the use of tapered microfluidic device for size-based separation of polydisperse samples using passive platform. The separation mechanism works based on hydrodynamic principle which is further amplified by sedimentation effect. The tapered structure allows for generation of gradient pressure as a result from velocity distribution. From this device, we achieved 98% purity of the samples collected from the outlets with low complexity design. Furthermore, the simulation and experimental results are in agreement whereby suggesting that different sized particles were collected at different outlets. The presented microfluidic system is useful and versatile due to its simplicity and ease of operation.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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