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Chemical Micro Process Engineering: Fundamentals, Modelling and Reactions

ISBN: 978-3-527-60537-8
712 pages
March 2006
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Micro process engineering is approaching both academia and industry. With the provision of micro devices and systems by commercial suppliers, one main barrier for using these units has been eliminated. More and more they become familiar, thereby being one facet of the upheaval in chemical industry.
This book focuses on processes rather than on devices: what is 'before' and 'behind' micro device fabrication. A comprehensive and detailed overview is given on:
- A multi-faceted, hierarchic analysis of chemical micro process technology
- Modelling and simulation of micro reactors
- Liquid- and liquid/liquid-phase reactions
- Gas/liquid reactions
- Gas-phase reactions (heterogeneous catalysis)
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Table of Contents

Micro Reactor Differentiation and Process Intensification
Consequences of Chemical Micro Processing
Physical and Chemical Implications
Impact on Chemical Engineering
Impact on Process Engineering
Impact on Process Results
Impact on Society and Ecology
Impact on Economy
Application Fields and Markets of Micro Reactors
Flow Phenomena on the Microscale
Methods of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Flow Distributions
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer and Mixing
Reaction Kinetics and Modelling
Free Surface Flow
Flow in Porous Media
Catalyst Coatings in Micro Channels
Micro Reactors for Gas-Phase Reactions
Additions and Coupling Reactions
Micro Reactors for Liquid-Phase and Liquid/Liquid-Phase Reactions
Aliphatic Nucleophilic and Electrophilic Substitution such as Esterification, Acylation of Amines, Thiocyanation, and much more
Aromatic Electrophilic and Nucleophilic Substitution such as Nitrations, Amino-de-halogenations, Diazo Chemistry, and much more
Metal-catalyzed Aromatic Substitution such as Suzuki and Sonogashira Couplings, and more
Free Radical Substitution such as Alkane Nitration
Addition to Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-hetero Multiple Bonds such as the Michael Addition, the Diels-Alder-Reaction, the Aldol Reaction, and much more
Oxidations and Reductions
Eliminations and Rearrangements
Inorganic Reactions such as the Belousov-Zhabotinskii-Reaction, Complex Formations, and much more
Micro Reactors for Gas/Liquid Contacting
Aromatic Electrophilic Substitution such as Direct Fluorinations
Free Radical Substitution such as Alkane Fluorinations and Chlorinations
Addition to Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-hetero Multiple Bonds such as Nitro-group Hydrogenation, Cycloalkane Hydrogenation, and more
Oxidations and Reductions such as Alcohol Oxidation, Photo Diels-Alder Reactions, and more
Inorganic Reactions such as Sulfite Oxidation
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Author Information

Volker Hessel, born 1964, was appointed Vice Director R&D and Head of the Chemical Process Development Department at the Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) in 2002. The development areas of his department encompass the fields of mixing and reaction engineering, process and engineering and heterogeneous catalysis, and electrochemical processes. In 1999 he became Head of the newly founded Department of Microreaction Technology, the predecessor organization of the above mentioned department. In 1996, he was appointed Group Leader for Microreaction Technology. In 1994, he joined the IMM as an employee, He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Mainz in the field of organic chemistry in 1993, investigating structure-property relations of supramolecular structures.
His is author of more than 70 publications in the field of organic chemistry and chemical micro process engineering and 15 patents.

Steffen Hardt, born 1966, was appointed Head of the Fluidics & Simulation Department at Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) in 2001. He joined IMM in 1997 as an employee and became Group Leader for modeling and simulation in 1999. The activities of his department are centred around the development and simulation of micro fluids systems. Among his areas of interest are fluidic actuators, multi-phase micro flows, micro mixers, gas-phase reactors and Lab-on-a-Chip systems. Before he became involved in micro fluidics, he worked in the field of theoretical elementary particle physics. He studied physics at the University of Giessen and the University of Washington/Seattle and obtained his Ph.D. with a thesis on quark models.
He is author of more than 30 publications in the field of microfluidics, modeling, and theoretical physics and 10 patents.

Holger Löwe, born in 1953, was appointed Director R&D at Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Imm) in 1999. Prior, he was head of the Chemistry/Microreaction Technology Department, after being Group Leader of the Electrochemsitry Group. In 1991, he joined the IMM as an employee. In 1984, he moved to the Faculty of Electrochemistry at the Technical College in Ilmenau. There he was Head of the chemical sector at the internal college. Also in 1984, he attained his Ph.D. on alkylation of phenols. From 1977 to 1984, he worked as Research Group Leader at the Filmfabrik Wolffen. He studied chemistry at the University of Leipzig.
He is author of more than 280 publications and 30 patents.

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Aus Rezensionen zum Projektvorschlag:

'Dr. Hessel zählt zu den drei internationalen Top-Experten auf diesem Gebiet.'
(Ronald S. Besser, Louisiana Tech University, USA)

'... Mir ist kein Buch mit so starker Ausrichtung in Ingenieurbereiche bekannt. Alle Autoren sind international angesehen für ihre Arbeiten ...'
(S.J. Haswell, University of Hull, UK)

'Die Autoren sind führend auf diesem Gebiet und haben einen hervorragenden internationalen Ruf.'
(Dr. Handa, BP Chemicals, UK)

'Das Renommee der Autoren ist sehr hoch, sie sind führend auf dem Gebiet der Mikrotechnologie.'
(Dr. Bayer, Siemens Axiva, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland)

'Die Autoren sind anerkannte und kompetente Fachleute auf dem Gebiet der Mikrotechnologie.'
(Prof. Hönicke, TU Chemnitz, Deutschland)

"Wer sich für chemische Mikrotechnologie interessiert, sollte dieses Buch lesen. Es ist für Chemiker, die neue Reaktionsbedingungen ausprobieren möchten, ebenso interessant wie für Chemieingenieure, die etablierte Prozesse verbessern wollen... Die kritische Beurteilung der derzeit bekannten Mikroprozesse, die ausführliche Analyse von Literaturdaten und die zahlreichen Literaturhinweise machen "Chemical Micro Process Engineering" zu einem regelrechten Handbuch der chemischen Mikrotechnologie, das Wissenschaftlern aller Coleur als wertvolle Informationsquelle dienen kann."

Claude de Bellefon, Laboratory de Génie des Procédés Catalytiques, CNRS ESCPE Lyon, Villeurbanne, Angewandte Chemie, 4. Dezemberheft 2004-116/48 und Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 4th December Issue 2004-43/48

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 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

"Besides being practical and informative, it's also a book a chemical engineer might have on his or her coffee table."
—Dr. Gerald S. Ondrey

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