Royston, UK (13th November 2012) – Dolomite, a world leader in microfluidic
design and manufacture, has introduced the new Porous Media Chip, which enables
statistically representative modelling of complex porous sandstone rock structures. The
chip will find application in academic research (earth science and engineering), the
petrochemical industry, environmental testing and groundwater analysis.
The chip features an idealised 2-dimensional net like structure of intersecting 100 µm
diameter capillaries, forming pore bodies joined by different types of throats. Pore
bodies and throats are assigned standard geometries to simplify structural modelling
and analysis. The chip can be used in single and multi-phase fluid (oil, water or gas)
flow studies through porous media. The results can be used to estimate and predict the
characteristics of soils and rocks.
Operating over a wide pressure range up to 30 bar, the Porous Media Chip is compatible
with Dolomite’s Top Interface 4-way and Linear Connector 4-way, allowing quick and
reliable fluidic connection to 1.6mm OD tubing. Capillary connections can be added to
increase the operating pressure up to 350 bar. The Porous Media Chip is also available
in quartz for improved optical transmission.
For further information on Dolomite’s range of microfluidic chips as well as a complete
portfolio of microfluidic products including chips, connectors/ interconnects, valves and
custom devices please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com.
The Dolomite Centre Limited
Established in 2005 as the world’s first Microfluidic Application Centre, Dolomite focused on working with
customers to turn their concepts for microfluidic applications into reality. Today, Dolomite is the world leader
in solving microfluidic problems. With offices in the UK and US and distributors throughout the rest of the
world, its clients range from universities developing leading-edge analytical equipment, to manufacturers of
chemical, life sciences and clinical diagnostics systems.
Dolomite is pioneering the use of microfluidic devices for small-scale fluid control and analysis, enabling
manufacturers to develop more compact, cost-effective and powerful instruments. By combining specialist
glass, quartz and ceramic technologies with knowledge of high performance microfluidics, Dolomite is able to
provide solutions for a broad range of application areas including environmental monitoring, clinical
diagnostics, food and beverage, nuclear, agriculture, petrochemical, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and
chemicals. Furthermore Dolomite's in-house micro-fabrication facilities that include clean rooms and precision
glass processing facilities allow to prototype and test all solutions rapidly which ensures a faster development
cycle and reduces the time to market.
For more information please visit www.dolomite-microfluidics.com