Microreaction Technology

pp 121-130

Prediction of the potential of microreactors for heterogeneously catalysed gas phase reactions

  • Thomas StiefAffiliated withKarl Winnacker Institute of DECHEMA e.V.
  • , Otto-Ulrich LangerAffiliated withKarl Winnacker Institute of DECHEMA e.V.

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The practical applicability of microreaction technology is an unsolved problem. A program has been developed for potential users of microreaction technology to predict the feasibility of applying this technology for a specific synthesis in a microreactor. The program consists of two parts. In the first part basic process equations and parameters and a simplified model of the microreactor are used to obtain preliminary information on the applicability of the microreactor. The second part provides a more detailed consideration of the potential of applying a microreactor, using a detailed microreactor model (CPU intensive). This study presents the program structure and features, and also test cases on technically relevant reactions.


microreactor modelling technical use potential