Mixing with EOF for a precipitation reaction

V. H.J. Nieborg*, A. P. Markesteijn, R. H. Lindken, Geert-Jan Witkamp, H. J.M. Kramer, J. Westerweel

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Microfluidics is becoming increasingly more interesting for chemical engineering applications. This article takes a closer look at the possibilities of performing a precipitation reaction in a microfluidic device. This specific type of reaction demands for instance fast mixing. We take sodium chloride precipitation as a model anti-solvent precipitation reaction. Effective mixing is achieved by applying an electric field over the fluid. The dispersion of a plug is measured when it is transported by pressure driven flow or electroosmotic flow. These two different types of transportation are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dispersion Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008


  • Fast mixing
  • Microfluidics
  • Precipitation reaction
  • Taylor-Aris dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics


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