microreactor

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microreactor

A device that hosts a nanoscale reaction in which reactants meet substrates in the narrowest (capillary) scale.

Pros
Increased efficiency, reaction speed and yield; safety, reliability, scalability, on-site/on-demand production, improved process control.
References in periodicals archive ?
Matlosz, "Optimal Design for Flow Uniformity in Microchannel Reactors," AIChE Journal, 48(2) 345-358 (2002).
It treats key topics such as molecular modeling, zeolites, MOFs, catalysis at room temperature, biocatalysis, catalysis for sustainability, structured reactors including membrane and microchannel reactors, switching from batch to continuous reactors, application of alternative energies and process intensification.
Continuous-Flow Microchannel Reactors with Surface-Immobilized Biocatalyst
Wayne Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Velocys, noted "In microchannel reactors the individual channel geometry and size remain the same as the process capacity is increased from lab-scale to commercial-scale.