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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This result is due to the careful design of the heating and cooling system (based on a commercial, microfabricated thermoelectric cooler, Micropelt) and to the small microreactor thermal mass obtained thanks to the trenches which separate it from the rest of the chip.
The cells can be cultivated within aqueous microreactors inside the chips [35,69,70,93].
The Stevens-made microreactors thus have the potential to not only reduce waste from disposable batteries, but also provide American soldiers with a dependable way to recharge the batteries for the critical devices that keep them safe.
On the hardware, dynamic reconfiguration can be obtained on the segmented flow of microreactors as their substances can be mixed or altered.
All current proposals and discussions center on microreactors (small, modular, and potentially transportable) rather than on the megareactors that have been the focus of commercial nuclear energy development.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Taking a big leap in the use of continuous flow microreactors, researchers have produced thin film absorbers for solar cells-an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.
Due to the simplicity of batch reactions and the lack of a killer application, microreactors have yet to deliver on their promise.
Gomez (chemistry and biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles) covers most topics within the study of microfluidics, including single-cell analysis, microreactors, cell sorting, engineering cellular microenvironments, and the interaction between peptides and bacteria.
Hessel, "Strategies for Size Reduction of Microreactors by Heat Transfer Enhancement Effects," Chemical Engineering Communication, 190 540-559 (2003).
Although each microreactor can process only a small stream of oil at a time, larger-scale production can be accomplished through the use of banks of microreactors connected in parallel.