Pressure-driven microfluidic test bench
The high-pressure fluid injection bench with low-temperature microfluidic network is a specialized system designed for conducting experiments involving the delivery of high-pressure fluids through a low-temperature microfluidic network. This bench provides precise control over fluid flow and temperature, enabling researchers to investigate the behavior and properties of fluids under extreme conditions.
The bench comprises several key components. Firstly, it includes a high-pressure fluid injection system capable of generating and maintaining the required pressure levels. This system consist of high-pressure pumps, regulators, and pressure sensors, ensuring accurate and stable delivery of the fluid throughout the experiment.
Secondly, the bench incorporates a microfluidic network designed for low-temperature operation. The network is composed of microchannels, microvalves, and microchambers that facilitate the controlled manipulation and routing of fluids at the microscale level. The materials used in the microfluidic network are selected for their compatibility with low temperatures, ensuring minimal heat transfer and maintaining the desired thermal conditions.
To achieve and maintain low temperatures, the bench incorporates a cooling system. Temperature sensors are integrated throughout the system to monitor and provide feedback for precise temperature control.
By utilizing this high-pressure fluid injection bench with a low-temperature microfluidic network, researchers can simulate and study the behavior of fluids under high-pressure and low-temperature conditions.
> Maximum injection pressure ; 1000 bar
> Temperature of use ; up to -70°C
> Microfluidics network dimensions ; 30 x 20 x 1.175 mm
> 4 connection ports
> Inerting chamber
> Viewing window
> PT1000 (x2), one placed in contact with the micro fluidic network, the second placed in the secondary loop exchanger
> Cooling system; Peltier (x2) + 2 heat sinks + water cooling loop