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Liquid-Liquid Extraction Based on Digital Microfluidics

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Hyejin Moon, Praveen Kunchala, Yasith Nanayakkara, Daniel W. Armstrong

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Paper No. ICNMM2009-82268, pp. 137-141; 5 pages
  • ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
  • ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels
  • Pohang, South Korea, June 22–24, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4349-9 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3850-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Liquid-liquid extraction techniques are one of the major tools in chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, and biology, especially in a system where two immiscible liquids have an interface solutes exchange between the two liquid phases along the interface up to a point where the concentration ratios in the two liquids reach their equilibrium values [1]. In this paper, we propose to use room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) as a second liquid phase for extraction, which forms immiscible interface with aqueous solutions. We demonstrate liquid-liquid extraction with the EWOD digital microfluidic device, two model extraction systems were tested. One is organic dye extracted from RTIL(1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonylimide or BMIMNTf2) to water and the other is iodine (I2 ) extracted from water to BMIMNTf2. Droplets of aqueous solution and BMIMNTf2 solution were generated on chip reservoir then transported for extraction and separated by EWOD actuation successfully.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Microfluidics



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