Microstructured Devices for Chemical Processing
- ID: 2254026
- October 2014
- 384 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Based on courses taught by the authors, this advanced textbook discusses opportunities for achieving larger-scale reactions in a technically controllable, sustainable, cost-effective and safe manner.
Adopting a practical approach, it describes how miniaturized devices are used successfully for process intensification, focusing on the engineering aspects of microstructured devices, such as their design and characterization for homogeneous and multiphase reactions. It addresses the conditions under which microstructured devices are beneficial, how they should be designed, and how such devices can be integrated in a chemical process.
Essential for master and doctoral students, as well as professional chemists and chemical engineers working in this area.
What are Microstructured Devices?
Time Scale of Chemical and Physical Processes
Generic Design Criteria
Outline of the Book
PART I: Homogeneous Systems
Mixing Principles in Micro Devices
Types of Micromixer
Theory of Laminar Mixing
Methods of Characterization
Mixer Efficiency and Energy Consumption
RESIDENCE TIME DISTRIBUTION
Methods of Characterization
Axial Dispersion in Laminar Flow
Characterization of Multichannel Reactors
Multiphase Environment to Reduce Dispersion
Continuous Flow Reactors
Mass and Energy Balance
Heat Transfer and Safety
Influence of Mixing
PART II: Multiphase Systems
Packed Bed Reactors
Catalytic Wall Reactors
Continuous Phase Microstructured Reactors
Dispersed Phase Microstructured Reactors
Dr. Madhvanand Kashid, is working on process intensification of fine chemicals at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received his PhD from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, on experimental and modeling studies on liquid-liquid slug flow capillary microreactors. He is the co-author of more than 15 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters in the area of microreactor technology.. . Prof. Dr. Albert Renken, Professor Emeritus, secured PhD and habilitation from University of Hannover and joined EPFL in 1977. He has been working on variety of topics related to chemical and polymer reaction engineering such as multiphase reactions, heterogeneous and enzymatic catalysis and micro reactor technology. He represents Switzerland in the Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering in the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. In 2007 he got the DECHEMA-Titan-Medal for his pioneering contributions to Chemical Reaction Engineering and Microreaction Technology. He is author or co-author of more than 450 scientific publications, 3 textbooks and co-author of the "Handbook of Micro Process Engineering". His actual research and teaching is focused on sustainable chemical production and process intensification.. . Prof. Dr. Lioubov Kiwi-Minsker, Head of the Group of Catalytic Reaction Engineering, GGRC, at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland . Prof. Kiwi-Minsker received her PhD in 1982 in physical & colloidal chemistry from Moscow University, her habilitation in 1992 from the Novosibirsk University in Physical Chemistry and joined EPFL in 1994. Her teaching and research activities continue to be in the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reactor technology, in particular, the reactors with structured catalytic beds and micro-reactors. She is the co-author of more than 180 scientific publications, patents and book chapters. She is currently a member of the EU Network of Excellence in catalysis "IDECAT", a member of the Working Party on "Chemical Reaction Engineering" of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and of the European Federation of Catalysis (EFCATS).