Dolomite Introduces Microfluidic Chip for Fluid Mixing
Product News May 12, 2009
Dolomite has introduced the glass Mitos Micromixer Chip designed for mixing of two or three fluid streams. Compatible with the Mitos 4-way edge connector, this chip can enable mixing across a wide range of flow rates. Due to these advanced features, this chip is ideal for the study of reaction kinetics, sample dilution, improving reaction selectivity, rapid crystallization and nanoparticle synthesis.
The chip measures 45 mm x 15 mm and incorporates two independent micromixer channels, each with a volume of 8 µl, to ensure efficient mixing of the fluid streams. As a static mixer with no moving parts, the Mitos Micromixer Chip induces lamination of the flow streams at low flow rates. Therefore, the mixing process is accelerated due to the subsequent reduction in the diffusion distance between the different fluids.
At higher flow rates, a degree of turbulence occurs within the flow stream, which further reduces the mixing time. As such, the micromixer performs fast and total mixing of two or three fluid streams within milliseconds, Dolomite says.
With a low dead volume, maximum fluid recovery is ensured and accurate data is obtained. Furthermore, this micromixer chip provides high levels of visibility, which allows access for optical inspection systems.