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Microreactors: Emerging Alternative for Conventional Reactor Designs

Shanghui Sun, Yahui Zhou

1Chemist in Beloteca, Inc, San Diego, CA 92121, USA.

2No. 4 High school in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

*Corresponding author: Shanghui Sun

Published: 27 September 2022 How to cite this paper


Microreactors are reactors with continuous flow of reactants in micro channels of few hundred microns in diameter. They have large surface-to-volume ratios, which facilitates efficient heat and mass transfer rates. They have a huge scope in fine chemical industries, pharmaceutical industry due to high yield and selectivity when compared to convectional reactors. Chemists are also benefit with this technology in studying the reaction kinetics of organic compounds due to better span of control on the reaction. This report mainly focuses on providing an overview of the micro reactor technology, its advantages, design in terms of reaction types and reactor types, limitations and applications in various fields. Given the limitations of the technology, there is a lot of scope for innovation for tailoring and standardizing the micro reactor for different need. Once the limitations are overcome the microreactors can be implemented in various sectors like consumer products, health-care and in situ preparation of hazardous and explosive chemicals.

KEYWORDS: Micro Reactors, Reactor Design, Micro Reactions, Advantages


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How to cite this paper

Shanghui Sun, Yahui Zhou. Microreactors: Emerging Alternative for Conventional Reactor Designs. OA Journal of Chemistry and Materials, 2022, 1(1), 22-34.

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