Quantitative Characterization of Micromixing Based on Uniformity and Overlap

Authors


  • We thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Abstract

original image

Mix it up: The micromixing extent (ME) quantifies the quality of molecular mixing in microreactors based on uniformity of reactant distribution through the reactor and spatial overlap of the reactants (see picture). ME depends solely on the distribution of reactants in the reactor and is a general attribute that can be applied to all types of micromixtures for which distributions of the mixed solutes can be calculated.

Ancillary