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Analysis of pressure-driven air bubble elimination in a microfluidic device

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Abstract

We report an analysis of pressure-driven bubble elimination for a gas-permeable microfluidic device. In this study, we described bubble elimination in a microfluidic device employing a gas permeation model and calculated the removal efficiency of bubbles. The correction factor for the simplified model was estimated with respect to the applied pressure. Based on the established model, the required time to remove a trapped bubble with a certain area was shown to be within an error of 11.58% by comparison with experimental results. Exploiting the model equation, we were able to completely remove the air bubbles appearing during the process of filling a microfluidic device with an aqueous solution.

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2007, accepted on 09 Oct 2007 and first published on 25 Oct 2007


Article type: Technical Note
DOI: 10.1039/B712672G
Citation: Lab Chip, 2008,8, 176-178
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    Analysis of pressure-driven air bubble elimination in a microfluidic device

    J. H. Kang, Y. C. Kim and J. Park, Lab Chip, 2008, 8, 176
    DOI: 10.1039/B712672G

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