Micromixers are widely used in chemical engineering and bioengineering industries. In this study, geometrical effects of electrodes were investigated to mix fine particles affected by external electric field. In order to improve the particle mixing performance of micromixer, the electroosmosis effect could be utilized with configuration of electrodes at the top and bottom of microchannel. Numerical analysis was performed to derive the pattern of electrodes with superior mixing efficiency by changing voltages and zeta potentials applied to the micromixer channel, by using COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2. The results of mixing performance were graphically depicted with various arrangements of electrode and flow conditions.

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