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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For this, Ineratec, a spinoff of KIT, contributes a microstructured reactor that offers a large surface area on smallest space to reliably remove the process heat and use it for other process steps.
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. Next come discussions of design process and project management, simulation and analytical modeling for microreactor design, and integration of sensors and process-analytical techniques.