Microreactors: New Technology for Modern Chemistry

Microreactors: New Technology for Modern Chemistry

Author(s): Wolfgang Ehrfeld, Volker Hessel, Holger Löwe

Published Online: 29 APR 2004

Print ISBN: 9783527295906

Online ISBN: 9783527601950

DOI: 10.1002/3527601953

About this Book

Tiny devices with huge potential!

New concepts of chemical synthesis have led to an increasing demand for miniaturization and more complex systems. Microreaction technology is a hot topic as it opens completely new possibilities for chemical engineering, combinatorial chemistry, and biotechnology. Small, inexpensive, independent, and versatile devices ensure many reactions achieve maximum selectivity, minimum waste, minimum investment, a better control of the process, safe manufacture and production on demand - to create a more efficient process.

This book outlines the fabrication techniques of microfluidic components, unit operations of micro-chemical engineering and current world-wide activities. Requirements with respect to needs of the chemical industry have been included.

Chemists, chemical engineers, biotechnologists, process engineers, microsystem technologists in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and academia, as well as manufacturers of analytical instruments, will find this book a state-of- the-art review of this extremely interesting and rapidly developing field.

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