The study of fluid flow in microchannels is of significant interest due to its application in a wide area of fields ranging from microscale flow injection, cooling of microchips, fuel vaporizer and micro reactors for chemical and biological systems. Design of effective electrokinetic micro reactors requires in-depth understanding of the electrokinetic phenomena and bulk reactions of species in the micro reactor. Although electrokinetic flows are popularly used for applications in the field of capillary electrophoresis (CE) , the phenomena of electroosmosis can be conveniently used for bulk transport and mixing of reagents. Electroosmosis occurs when the electrical double layer (EDL) near a solid-liquid interface is created by an external electric field. The uniqueness of electroosmotic flow (EOF) is characterized by plug velocity profile having uniform flow. Devasenathipathy et al.  showed that EOF offers a number of significant advantages over conventional pressure driven flow like reduced sample diffusion and controlled sample movement.
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Electroosmotic Injection and Chemical Kinetics in Micro Reactors
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Arumbuliyur Comandur, K, Bhagat, AAS, Dasgupta, S, Papautsky, I, & Banerjee, RK. "Electroosmotic Injection and Chemical Kinetics in Micro Reactors." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Marco Island, Florida, USA. June 25–29, 2008. pp. 603-604. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2008-193050
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