Title

A valve-less rectification minipump based on dynamic rectifying geometries

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-2010

Abstract

The advantages of valve-less rectification micro pumps include having no moving parts, low cost, reliable, having the ability to pump particles-laden fluids and live cells, being compatible with a wide range of micro channel materials and working fluids. Most valve-less rectification micro pumps are based on passive rectifying geometries such as a nozzle/diffuser, Tesla (Valvular Conduit), and Bifurcation geometries. In this study, we present a new valve-less rectification minipump based on a dynamic rectifying geometry. The present work includes design, fabrication, and testing of the pump. The experimental results are presented in terms of flow rates and maximum back pressures. Copyright © 2010 by ASME.

Publication Title

ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels Collocated with 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, ICNMM2010

Issue

PARTS A AND B

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