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Customizing a high flow rate syringe pump for injection of fluid to a microfluidic device based on polyimide film

Yap, Hiung Yin and Soon , Chin Fhong and Tee, Kian Sek and Zainal, Nurfarina and Ahmad , Mohd Khairul (2016) Customizing a high flow rate syringe pump for injection of fluid to a microfluidic device based on polyimide film. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (6). ISSN 18196608

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With the advancement in microfluidic technology, fluid flow control for syringe pump is always essential. Precise fluid flow in microfluidic device would able to peform emulsion and well-mixed fluid. In this paper, a mechatronic syringe pump has been developed and customized to control the high fluid flow in a poly-dimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic device based on a polyimide laminating film. The syringe pump was designed to drive continuous fluid in a polyimide based microfluidic device at flow rates of 1 – 5 ml/min. The electronic system consists of an Arduino microcontroller board and a uni-polar stepper motor. The program designed to control the rotation speed of the stepper motor was also discussed in this paper. As the motor rotates, the plunger pumps the liquid out of the syringe. The accuracy of the fluid flow rate was determined by adjusting the number of micro-step/revolution to drive the stepper motor to infuse fluid into the microfluidic device. The microfluidic device was made of polydimethylsiloxane to increase sealed convalently to the adhesive polyimide. With the precise control of the electronic system, the syringe pump could accurately inject fluid volume at 1- 5 ml/min into a microfluidic device.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syringe pump; PDMS; microfluidic device; polyimide laminating
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ836-935 Hydraulic machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8612
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