Some aspects concerning the design of an immunomagnetic separation process

Ovidiu Rotariu, Norval James Colin Strachan, V. Badescu

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We used a stochastic model and have performed a series of numerical simulations to optimise the step of microorganisms collection on magnetic carrier particles. We obtained that the time of capture depends on concentration of carrier particles in suspension, their size, the volume fraction of magnetite in the composite material, the applied magnetic field intensity and its gradient, the size and density of micro-organisms to be collected and the density and viscosity of the liquid in which the particles axe suspended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-724
Number of pages5
JournalCzechoslovak Journal of Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2002


  • magnetic carriers
  • magnetic separation
  • pathogenic microorganisms


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