The effects of microreactor geometry on the performance of anodized alumina microreactors

Ed Seebauer, Rich Mosel, Zheng Ni

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine how microreactor geometry affects performance. In particular we consider how the characteristics of a posted microreactor and a channel microreactor are different for a test reaction: the production of hydrogen from ammonia. The experiments include kinetics measurements, using a recycle reactor to obtain an empirical expression for the rate of reaction under the experimental conditions, and rate measurements to verify performance. We find that the performance characteristics of the two reactors are quite different. In the range of conditions studied, the conversion in the posted reactor is quite similar to that for an ideal CSTR, while the performance of the channel reactor is quite similar to that for an ideal PFR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jul 29 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 14 2005

Publication series

Name2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/054/14/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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