microreactor

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microreactor

[¦mī·krō·rē′ak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A microsystem for chemical and biochemical reactions, including separation, fluid handling, and unit operations of chemical engineering, as well as analytical systems. Its small reaction volumes and high heat and mass transfer rates allow for precise adjustment of process conditions, short response times, and defined residence times, resulting in greater process control and higher yields and selectivity.
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The text begins with fundamentals, including chapters on methods and technology; momentum and heat transfer; transport processes and exchange equipment; multiphase flow, evaporation, and condensation at the microscale; generation and multiphase flow of emulsions in microchannels; and chemical reactions in continuous-flow microstructured reactors.
In this book chemistry in microstructured reactors will be described from an organic synthetic point of view.