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A check-valved silicone diaphragm pump

Meng, Ellis and Wang, Xuan-Qi and Mak, Howen and Tai, Yu-Chong (2000) A check-valved silicone diaphragm pump. In: Proceedings IEEE Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 62-67. ISBN 0-7803-5273-4.

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Two generations of check-valved silicone rubber diaphragm pumps are presented. Significant improvements have been made from pump to pump including the design and fabrication of a double-sided check valve, a bossed silicone membrane, and silicone gaskets. Water flow rates of up to 13 ml/min and a maximum back pressure of 5.9 kPa were achieved through pneumatic operation with an external compressed air source. Using a custom designed solenoid actuator, flow rates of up to 4.5 ml/min and a maximum back pressure of 2.1 kPa have been demonstrated.

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Additional Information:© 2000 IEEE. This work is supported by the DARPA MICROFLUMES program under Naval Ocean Systems Center Contract N66001-96-C-83632. The authors would like to thank Mr. Charles Grosjean and Dr. Qiao Lin for helpful discussions; Mr. Tuan Hoang for help with testing and proofreading; and Dr. Thomas Tsao, Mr. Trevor Roper, and Mr. Hung Bui for assistance with fabrication.
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Official Citation:E. Meng, Xuan-Qi Wang, H. Mak and Yu-Chong Tai, "A check-valved silicone diaphragm pump," Proceedings IEEE Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (Cat. No.00CH36308), Miyazaki, Japan, 2000, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2000.838491
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