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Miniature Vacuum Pumps Could Deliver Big Benefits

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Roccomink
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Re: Cool breakthrough
Roccomink   11/28/2013 2:59:10 AM
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There are many benefits of using vacuum pumps, which helps us for the purpose cleaning and maintenance and nice information is being provided here about vaccum pump.


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Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 1:31:59 PM
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That makes a lot of sense, Wei. It seems there are a ton of applications. Looks like a good future for miniature vacuum pumps. Miniaturization always wins out.

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Wei Yang   11/22/2013 1:20:39 PM
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Thanks Rob. There is more research to do on further miniaturizing the vacuum pump as well as packaging and ruggedization for specific applications, but we're already at a stage where it could be paired with a gas sensor and mounted on a UAV to be used with bio-terror or bio-hazard detection.  Industrial and consumer applications will take longer because the vacuum pump must be much smaller.  However, I am confident we'll see some of these applications in the next few years. We continue to explore development possibilities within Honeywell, but would also welcome interest from other companies that may have a particular application idea.

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RogueMoon   11/22/2013 9:49:11 AM
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It sounds like this research is just the seed of a potentially promising tree of ideas. Micro-turbine technology for vacuum pumps are one application.  I suppose small pumps for extremely hazardous fluids is another.  Fluids do funny things at small length scales.  Growing small silicon turbine blads is a neat area of research.  Keep us informed on this!

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Daveg   11/22/2013 9:22:28 AM
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Turbo pumps typiclly require a "roughing" pump to work .  Will this pump down directly from atmospheric pressure?

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 3:25:49 AM
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TJ, it seems liek this would help in a number of applications. 

TJ McDermott
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TJ McDermott   11/22/2013 2:29:43 AM
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Rob, I don't have any specific applications right now.  The article made me wonder if such a small pump would be audible or sound like a mosquito.

There will be applications well beyond even what Dr. Yang envisions.  The cosmetics industry might discover a need - say, some way of delivering perfumes.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/22/2013 2:23:47 AM
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Interesting comments, TJ. What type of applications do you see with these? I would imagine their small size makes a lot of different things possible.

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TJ McDermott   11/22/2013 2:21:13 AM
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These things really suck, Rob.  Sorry, it's late and I could not resist.  In fact, this is VERY fascinating and begs all sorts of questions.  Like, how fast do these micropumps spin?  What sort of bearings support the impellers?  Would such a micropump in a mobile phone be audible?

This is an area of technology I really enjoy.

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Cool breakthrough
Rob Spiegel   11/21/2013 8:43:20 AM
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Nice article, Wei. Seems like there would be a wide range of applications for a micro vacuum pump. You mentioned a number of possible applications. Do you know if these additional applications are in the works?

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