Numerical Simulation of Langmuir-Hinshelwood Mechanism for Heterogeneous Biosensors in Microfluidic Channel

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Abstract

Use of heterogeneous biosensors in microfluidic channels for diagnostic and detection of diseases in early stages is a novel, relatively cheap and applicable solution for saving lives and health purposes. It has attracted great interest in experimental field and a lot of works are being done in order to reach better biosensors with reliable results and fast detection. A comprehensive numerical model of Langmuir-Hinshelwood mechanism would help speeding up the process of design and analysis of biosensors. For this means we have developed a code in Fortran to simulate flow inside a microfluidic channel combined with Langmuir-Hinshelwood reactions on the surface of the biosensor. Control-volume based finite-element method (CVFEM) with high order discretisation has been used to solve full Navier-Stokes equations with chemical reactions on the biosensor. Results has been validated with existing experimental data from literature. The influence of target concentration as well as the inlet velocity (flow rate replica) on the biosensor saturation time, moreover, investigated in this study. The results show that as the inlet velocity and concentration increases the time that concentration on the surface of biosensor reaches its asymptotic value decreases, although increase in inlet velocity does not have any effect on dissociation stage of binding cycle.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference - Proceedings of the EMBEC 2020
EditorsTomaz Jarm, Aleksandra Cvetkoska, Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza, Damijan Miklavcic
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages905-914
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030646097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC 2020 - Portorož, Slovenia
Event duration: 29 Nov 20203 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume80
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, EMBEC 2020
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityPortorož
Period29/11/203/12/20