Crude oil water-cut sensing with disposable laser ablated and inkjet printed RF microfluidics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564924
Title:
Crude oil water-cut sensing with disposable laser ablated and inkjet printed RF microfluidics
Authors:
McKerricher, Garret ( 0000-0002-6920-842X ) ; Conchouso Gonzalez, David ( 0000-0002-9788-0977 ) ; Cook, Benajmin S.; Foulds, Ian G.; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
This paper presents the first microwave microfluidic crude oil/water cut sensor. Anhydrous crude oil is been tested and the device provides a measurable frequency shift of 500MHz at 50% (vol.) water content and a 50MHz shift for a 5% (vol.) water concentration. The sensor is realized with a low-cost direct write fabrication method. This involves laser ablation, inkjet printing, laser heating, along with low temperature thermal compression bonding of Poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) sheets. By using localized laser sintering a conductivity of 2.5e6 S/m is achieved for silver nanoparticle ink without the need to heat the entire substrate above its glass transition temperature of (105 °C). The dielectric properties of PMMA are characterized to 1 GHz and a simulation model is offered for analyzing the dielectric properties of crude oil. This work demonstrates that a small form factor and low cost device is capable of precise water-cut measurements. © 2014 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014)
Conference/Event name:
2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014
Issue Date:
Jun-2014
DOI:
10.1109/MWSYM.2014.6848658
Type:
Conference Paper
ISSN:
0149645X
ISBN:
9781479938698
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMcKerricher, Garreten
dc.contributor.authorConchouso Gonzalez, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorCook, Benajmin S.en
dc.contributor.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:25:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:25:19Zen
dc.date.issued2014-06en
dc.identifier.isbn9781479938698en
dc.identifier.issn0149645Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MWSYM.2014.6848658en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564924en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the first microwave microfluidic crude oil/water cut sensor. Anhydrous crude oil is been tested and the device provides a measurable frequency shift of 500MHz at 50% (vol.) water content and a 50MHz shift for a 5% (vol.) water concentration. The sensor is realized with a low-cost direct write fabrication method. This involves laser ablation, inkjet printing, laser heating, along with low temperature thermal compression bonding of Poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) sheets. By using localized laser sintering a conductivity of 2.5e6 S/m is achieved for silver nanoparticle ink without the need to heat the entire substrate above its glass transition temperature of (105 °C). The dielectric properties of PMMA are characterized to 1 GHz and a simulation model is offered for analyzing the dielectric properties of crude oil. This work demonstrates that a small form factor and low cost device is capable of precise water-cut measurements. © 2014 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectinkjet printingen
dc.subjectmicrofluidicen
dc.subjectpassive sensorsen
dc.subjectwater-cuten
dc.titleCrude oil water-cut sensing with disposable laser ablated and inkjet printed RF microfluidicsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journal2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014)en
dc.conference.date1 June 2014 through 6 June 2014en
dc.conference.name2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014en
dc.conference.locationTampa, FLen
dc.contributor.institutionGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, United Statesen
kaust.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
kaust.authorMcKerricher, Garreten
kaust.authorConchouso Gonzalez, Daviden
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