Optimization of Micropump Performance Utilizing a Single Membrane with an Active Check Valve
AbstractIn this study, we successfully designed and tested a new micropump that utilizes an active check valve and bottom-protruding structure to achieve sample transportation. We performed theoretical analyses and numerical simulations to determine the optimal location of the active check valve. We also experimentally analyzed variations in the generated flow rate with respect to the pneumatic frequencies, actuated air pressures, and locations of the active check valve. The experimental results indicate the optimum air pressure, driving frequency, and location of the active check valve to be 68.9 kPa, 26.0 Hz, and 2.0 mm, respectively. We obtained a maximum pumping rate of 488 μL/min and a maximum pumping efficiency of 35.4%. The proposed micropump could perform a crucial function in the transportation of microfluids and could be incorporated into micro total analysis systems. View Full-Text
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Bui, G.T.; Wang, J.-H.; Lin, J.-L. Optimization of Micropump Performance Utilizing a Single Membrane with an Active Check Valve. Micromachines 2018, 9, 1.
Bui GT, Wang J-H, Lin J-L. Optimization of Micropump Performance Utilizing a Single Membrane with an Active Check Valve. Micromachines. 2018; 9(1):1.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bui, Gia T.; Wang, Jung-Hao; Lin, Jr-Lung. 2018. "Optimization of Micropump Performance Utilizing a Single Membrane with an Active Check Valve." Micromachines 9, no. 1: 1.
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