Chemical Micro Process Engineering. Processing and Plants

  • ID: 2179573
  • Book
  • 681 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Micro process engineering is approaching both academia and industry. With the provision of micro devices, systems and whole plants by commercial suppliers, one main barrier for using these units has been eliminated.

This book focuses on processes and their plants rather than on devices: what is ′before′, ′behind′ and ′around′ micro device fabrication – and gives a comprehensive and detailed overview on the micro–reactor plants and three topic–class applications which are mixing, fuel processing, and catalyst screening. Thus, the book reflects the current level of development from ′micro–reactor design′ to ′micro–reactor process design′.
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Mixing in Micro Spaces –

Drivers, Principles, Designs and Uses

Passive Mixing

– T–piece Mixing

– Multi–laminating Mixing

– Split–and–recombine Mixing

– Dean Mixing

– Chaotic Flow Mixing by Patterned Grooves

– Barrier–embedded Mixing

– Coanda–effect Mixing

– Recycle–flow Mixing

– Impinging–jet Mixing

Active Mixing

– Electrohydrodynamic Mixing

– Magnetohydrodynamic Mixing

– Ultrasonic Mixing

– Acoustic Microstreaming Mixing


Outline and Definitions

Design Concepts of Micro Structured Reactors for Fuel Processing

Micro Structured Test Reactors for Fuel Processing

Combustion in Micro Channels as Energy Source for Fuel Processors

Micro Structured Reactors for Gas Purification (CO Clean–up)

Integrated Micro Structured Reactor Fuel Processing Concepts

Comparison of Micro Structured Fuel Processor Systems with Conventional Technologies

Fabrication Techniques for Micro Structured Energy Generation Systems

Catalyst Coating Techniques for Micro Structures and Their Application in Fuel Processing


Catalyst Preparation Methodology

Parallel Batch Screening Reactors

Screening Reactors for Steady Continuous Operation

Reactors for Transient/Dynamic Operation

Computational Evaluation Methods


Micro Reactor or Micro Structured Reactor Plant (MRP)

Applicable Principles for MRP Design

Process Conception and Economics

Early Concepts for MRP Design

Fluidic and Electrical Interconnects –– Device–to–Device and Device–to–World

Table–top Laboratory–scale Plants

Hybrid Plants

Mobile Plants

Production Plants

Plant Installations and Supplier–specific Assemblies

Process Management

Process Engineering

New Processes for Cost–efficient Reactor Manufactoring
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From reviews to the project proposal:

′Dr. Hessel is regarded as one of the top three international experts in this field.′

(Ronald S. Besser, Louisiana Tech University, USA)

′... There is no book with such a strong engineering focus on the market. All authors the are internationally known for their work ...′

(S.J. Haswell, University of Hull, UK)

′The authors are leading in this field and have an outstanding international reputation.′

(Dr. Handa, BP Chemicals, UK)

′The reputation of the authors is very high, they are leading experts in the area of microtechnology.′

(Dr. Bayer, Siemens Axiva, Frankfurt/M., Germany)

′The authors are recognized and competent experts on the topic of microtechnology.′

(Prof. Hönicke, TU Chemnitz, Germany)

"... provides state–of–the–art information...The authors are highly published and well–respected, and offer a good blend of academic and practical experience."


"This book certainly offers much information to researchers, production chemists, engineers, and even managers, who wish to use microdevices for their own is 100% complementary to the 2004 also the highly informative content, the detailed analysis of literature data, and the evaluation of existing micro–systems (characteristics that have become a signature from the IMM team) make this book a valuable day–by–day tool." Angewandte Chemie

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