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Title: Electrokinetic micro-fluid mixer

Abstract

A method and apparatus for efficiently and rapidly mixing liquids in a system operating in the creeping flow regime such as would be encountered in capillary-based systems. By applying an electric field to each liquid, the present invention is capable of mixing together fluid streams in capillary-based systems, where mechanical or turbulent stirring cannot be used, to produce a homogeneous liquid.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Fremont, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873078
Patent Number(s):
6086243
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrokinetic; micro-fluid; mixer; method; apparatus; efficiently; rapidly; mixing; liquids; operating; creeping; flow; regime; encountered; capillary-based; systems; applying; electric; field; liquid; capable; fluid; streams; mechanical; turbulent; stirring; produce; homogeneous; fluid streams; flow regime; fluid stream; electric field; capillary-based systems; mixing liquids; homogeneous liquid; /366/204/

Citation Formats

Paul, Phillip H, and Rakestraw, David J. Electrokinetic micro-fluid mixer. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Paul, Phillip H, & Rakestraw, David J. Electrokinetic micro-fluid mixer. United States.
Paul, Phillip H, and Rakestraw, David J. Sat . "Electrokinetic micro-fluid mixer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873078.
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