Paper Title:
Numerical Modeling of Spiral Micro-Mixers
  Abstract

Optimization of micro-mixing components is vital for efficient micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and lab-on-a-chips. In this area, it is ideal to have a universal micro-mixer design for general purpose multiple-phase fluidic mixing. Numerical methods to compute and analyze the mixing process in the spiral micro-mixer design are presented. This spiral design has also been found to be efficient for intra-droplet mixing as well as continuous particle separation by utilizing its attributing Dean flows. Analysis on the mixing performance of this design serves to present Archimedes’ spiral as a robust solution and exemplifies the effects of minute yet effective alterations to the design.

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Selin Teo, A. Q. Liu, H. Li and B. Tarik
Pages
327-330
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.74.327
Citation
Y. J. Wee, A. Q. Liu, R. J. Gan, "Numerical Modeling of Spiral Micro-Mixers", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 74, pp. 327-330, 2009
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June 2009
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