Chemical Micro Process Engineering: Processing and Plants / Edition 1

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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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'Dr. Hessel is regarded as one of the top three internationalexperts in this field.'
(Ronald S. Besser, Louisiana Tech University, USA)

'... There is no book with such a strong engineering focus on themarket. 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 outstandinginternational reputation.'
(Dr. Handa, BP Chemicals, UK)

'The reputation of the authors is very high, they are leadingexperts in the area of microtechnology.'
(Dr. Bayer, Siemens Axiva, Frankfurt/M., Germany)

'The authors are recognized and competent experts on the topic ofmicrotechnology.'
(Prof. Hönicke, TU Chemnitz, Germany)

"... provides state-of-the-art information...The authors are highlypublished and well-respected, and offer a good blend of academicand practical experience."

"This book certainly offers much information to researchers,production chemists, engineers, and even managers, who wish to usemicrodevices for their own is 100% complementary to the2004 also the highly informative content, the detailedanalysis of literature data, and the evaluation of existingmicro-systems (characteristics that have become a signature fromthe IMM team) make this book a valuable day-by-day tool."Angewandte Chemie

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527309986
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 681
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Volker Hessel, born 1964, was appointed Vice Director R&D andHead of the Chemical Process Technology Department at the Institutfür Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) in 2002. His departmentfocuses on mixing, fine chemistry, and energy generation by fuelprocessing using microstructured reactors. He obtained his Ph.D.from the University of Mainz on organic chemistry in 1993,investigating structure-property relations of supramolecularstructures. After having been appointed Group Leader forMicroreaction Technology at the IMM in 1996, he became Head of thenewly founded Department of Microreaction Technology in 1999. He isauthor of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in the field oforganic chemistry and chemical micro process engineering, 200papers in total, 3 books and 15 patents.

Holger Löwe, born in 1953, was appointed as Professor forChemical Micro Process Technology at the Chemistry, Pharmaceuticsand Earth Sciences Department of the Johannes Gutenberg UniversityMainz in 2005. He studied chemistry at the University of Leipzigand obtained his Ph.D. on alkylation of phenols in 1984 afterworking as Research Group Leader at the Filmfabrik Wolffen from1977 to 1984. The same year, he moved to the Faculty ofElectrochemistry at the Technical University in Ilmenau, where hewas Head of the Chemistry Section at the internal college. Hejoined the IMM in 1991. After becoming Leader of theElectrochemistry Group and subsequently, Head of theChemistry/Microreaction Technology Department, he was appointedDirector of R&D in 1999. He is author of more than 280publications and 30 patents.

Andreas Müller has been working as manager of the ApplicationTechnology Department of KIEFEL Extrusion GmbH since 2004. Hegraduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt in mechanicaland process engineering in 1993, then joined Lurgi-Zimmer AG as aprocess engineer and worked later as a R&D manager for thedevelopment of fiber extrusion plants. In 1999, he changed to theIMM, where he finished his Ph.D. in 2003. From 2001 to 2004, he wasa group leader in the Department of Chemical Engineering at thesame institute. He holds several patents, has published more than20 contributions in refereed journals and conference proceedings,and is co-author of a book about catalyst screening.

Gunther Kolb, born 1963, was appointed Leader for HeterogeneousCatalysis and Process Engineering Group at the IMM in 2001. Thegroup's activities are focused on fuel processing for fuel cells.He studied chemical engineering and obtained his Ph.D. in reactionengineering at the University of Erlangen in 1993, after which hejoined the Federal Export Office in Eschborn to work on theimplementation of the Chemical Weapon Convention. In 1995, hejoined GRACE Davison Europe in Worms working as professional in theCatalyst Evaluation and Catalyst Development departments. He is theauthor of more than 20 publications in the fields of zeolitecatalysis, supercritical fluids and fuel processing inmicrostructured devices.

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Table of Contents

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 FuelProcessing
Micro Structured Test Reactors for Fuel Processing
Combustion in Micro Channels as Energy Source for FuelProcessors
Micro Structured Reactors for Gas Purification (CO Clean-up)
Integrated Micro Structured Reactor Fuel Processing Concepts
Comparison of Micro Structured Fuel Processor Systems withConventional Technologies
Fabrication Techniques for Micro Structured Energy GenerationSystems
Catalyst Coating Techniques for Micro Structures and TheirApplication 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 andDevice-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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