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A lateral mode flow-through PMMA ultrasonic separator

A lateral mode flow-through PMMA ultrasonic separator
A lateral mode flow-through PMMA ultrasonic separator
A flow-through lateral-mode ultrasonic standing wave separator constructed entirely from PMMA coupled to a piezoceramic transducer has been demonstratedfor the first time. Use of PMMA allows for simple, low cost construction, with channels formed either by embossing at relatively low temperatures(120ºC) or by direct machining. A simple roomtemperature solvent bonding technique is also reported suitable for closing the channel. Initial results using milk show that both construction techniques allow lateral modes to be established, with visual confirmation of separation of lipids within the milk, offering the promise of disposable continuous concentration devices.
microfluidics, ultrasonics, separation
1906-4063
8pp
Harris, N.R.
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Hill, M.
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Keating, A
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Baclet-Choulet, P
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Keating, A
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Harris, N.R., Hill, M., Keating, A and Baclet-Choulet, P (2012) A lateral mode flow-through PMMA ultrasonic separator. International Journal of Applied Biomedical Engineering, 5 (1), 8pp.

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Abstract

A flow-through lateral-mode ultrasonic standing wave separator constructed entirely from PMMA coupled to a piezoceramic transducer has been demonstratedfor the first time. Use of PMMA allows for simple, low cost construction, with channels formed either by embossing at relatively low temperatures(120ºC) or by direct machining. A simple roomtemperature solvent bonding technique is also reported suitable for closing the channel. Initial results using milk show that both construction techniques allow lateral modes to be established, with visual confirmation of separation of lipids within the milk, offering the promise of disposable continuous concentration devices.

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Published date: December 2012
Keywords: microfluidics, ultrasonics, separation
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 346639
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346639
ISSN: 1906-4063
PURE UUID: 6c2fcb3f-b09b-48bb-a374-3d0f868a3a39
ORCID for N.R. Harris: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4122-2219
ORCID for M. Hill: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6448-9448

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2013 17:05
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:42

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