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.
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In this process, simulated sunlight is focused on the solar microreactor to rapidly heat it, while allowing precise control of temperature to aid the quality of the finished product.
A backside etch allows both access to fluidics and implementation of thermal insulation trenches around microreactors (see details in Figure 1).
were named finalists in the Upstream Technical Application of the Decade category for their implementation of Pall's Micro-24 scaleable, disposable 10 mL bioreactor technology (developed by MicroReactor Technologies).
Brown, "Batch Microreactor Studies of Lignin Depolymerization by Bases", Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2002-1318, (2002)
Golonka, "Preliminary studies on LTCC based PCR microreactor," Sensors and Actuators, Vol.
The compact device combines the high performance of Syrris' Asia pump with a chip-based climate controller, a glass microreactor and a pressure controller.
Masel, "Enzyme-Based Electrochemical Multiphase Microreactor for Detection of Trace Toxic Vapors," IEEE [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers] Sensors Journal 8, no.
Capitalizing on the unique properties of microscale systems, the students have invented a microreactor that converts everyday fossil fuels like propane and butane into pure hydrogen for fuel cell batteries.
1] (anti-cTnI, anti-CRP) was immobilized onto the PDMS-GNP microreactor cells and incubated overnight at 4[degrees]C in a moisture chamber.
By intensifying various processes, and by expediting the rate of chemical reaction, the processor's continuous microreactor generates high throughput.
For nearly five years, microreactor technology has been touted as being on the verge of a break through and of being adopted in place of accepted methods such as batch reactions and microwave synthesis for both large- and small-scale organic chemical synthesis.