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Micromachines 2017, 8(9), 274;

A Review on Micromixers

Key Laboratory of Agricultural Information Acquisition Technology (Beijing) of Ministry of Agriculture, China Agricultural University, 17 East Qinghua Road, Beijing 100083, China
Modern Precision Agriculture System Integration Research Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, 17 East Qinghua Road, Beijing 100083, China
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Received: 7 August 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 September 2017 / Published: 11 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Passive Micromixers)
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Microfluidic devices have attracted increasing attention in the fields of biomedical diagnostics, food safety control, environmental protection, and animal epidemic prevention. Micromixing has a considerable impact on the efficiency and sensitivity of microfluidic devices. This work reviews recent advances on the passive and active micromixers for the development of various microfluidic chips. Recently reported active micromixers driven by pressure fields, electrical fields, sound fields, magnetic fields, and thermal fields, etc. and passive micromixers, which owned two-dimensional obstacles, unbalanced collisions, spiral and convergence-divergence structures or three-dimensional lamination and spiral structures, were summarized and discussed. The future trends for micromixers to combine with 3D printing and paper channel were brought forth as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: passive micromixer; active micromixer; microfluidic mixing; microfluidic device passive micromixer; active micromixer; microfluidic mixing; microfluidic device

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