Two-Fluid electroosmotic flow in microchannels

T. N. Wong, Y. Gao, C. Wang, C. Yang, N. T. Nguyen, J. C. Chai, K. T. Ooi

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This paper presents theoretical and experimental investigations of the pressure-driven two-liquid flow in microchannels with the electroosmosis effect. For a fully developed, steady state, laminar flow of two liquids combined the pressure gradient, electroosmosis and surface charges at the liquid-liquid interface, we have derived analytical solutions that relate the velocity profiles and flow rates to the liquid holdup, the aspect ratio of the microchannel, the viscosity ratio of the two liquids and the externally applied electric field. It was shown that adjusting the externally applied electric field could control the fluid interface position precisely. The prediction from the proposed model compares very well with measured data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of the ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference, MNHT 2008
Number of pages5
VolumePART A
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 6 Jan 20089 Jan 2008
Conference number: 1


Conference1st ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer International Conference
Abbreviated titleMNHT08
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


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