Triple-coaxial flow for continuous production of microtubes containing microbes for bioremediation

Kazuma Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Higashi, Hiroaki Onoe, Norihisa Miki

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Abstract

This paper describes a microfluidic device to continuously produce a hydrogel microtube using triple-coaxial flow. In our prior work, double-coaxial flow was used to produce hydrogel microtubes, though continuous and mass production was a challenge. In this work, we also demonstrate bioremediation using the microtubes that encapsulate microbial suspension. The microenvironment created by the microtubes enabled efficient purification of aqueous sample solution and in addition, the microbes are maintained inside the microtube and are easily collected without contaminating the solution. The proposed technology can be applied to any types of microbes and can be of great benefit for various microbial processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1269-1271
Number of pages3
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 24
Event31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Jan 212018 Jan 25

Other

Other31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period18/1/2118/1/25

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fujimoto, K., Higashi, K., Onoe, H., & Miki, N. (2018). Triple-coaxial flow for continuous production of microtubes containing microbes for bioremediation. In 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2018 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 1269-1271). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346795