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An Investigative Study on Effects of Geometry, Relative Humidity, and Temperature on Fluid Flow Rate in Porous Media

Abstract Developing countries suffer from various health challenges due to inaccessible medical diagnostic laboratories and lack of resources to establish new laboratories. One way to address these issues is to develop diagnostic systems that are suitable for the low-resource setting. In addition to this, applications requiring rapid analyses further motivates the development of portable, easy-to-use, and accurate Point of Care (POC) diagnostics. Lateral Flow Immunoassays (LFIAs) are among the most successful POC tests as they satisfy most of the ASSURED criteria. However, factors like reagent stability, reaction rates limit the performance and robustness of LFIAs. The fluid flow rate in LFIA significantly affect the factors mentioned above, and hen... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Thamatam, Nipun (Author) / Christen, Jennifer Blain (Advisor) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Thornton, Trevor (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / design of experiments / evaporation / fluid flow rates / geometry / porous media
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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