Microreaction Technology

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Microreaction Technology

  • Wolfgang Ehrfeld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Reaction Engineering Aspects of Microreaction Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. F. Jensen, I-Ming Hsing, R. Srinivasan, M. A. Schmidt, M. P. Harold, J. J. Lerou et al.
      Pages 2-9
    3. R. Peters, H.-G. Düsterwald, B. Höhlein, J. Meusinger, U. Stimming
      Pages 27-34
    4. I. Robins, J. Shaw, B. Miller, C. Turner, M. Harper
      Pages 35-46
    5. H. Ševčíková, D. Šnita, M. Marek
      Pages 47-54
  3. Design and Production of Microreactor Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. W. Ehrfeld, Cl. Gärtner, K. Golbig, V. Hessel, R. Konrad, H. Löwe et al.
      Pages 72-90
    3. Albert van den Berg, Eelco van Akker, Edwin Oostenbroek, Willem Tjerkstra, Istvan Barsony
      Pages 91-103
    4. Wolfgang Pompe, Michael Mertig, Remo Kirsch, Harald Engelhardt, Thomas Kronbach
      Pages 104-111
    5. Günter Mayer, Jens Tuchscheerer, Thomas Kaiser, Klaus Wohlfart, Eugen Ermantraut, J. Michael Köhler
      Pages 112-119
    6. R. Bader, O. Betz, H. Brugger, M. Hinz, C. Rembe, E. P. Hofer et al.
      Pages 120-126
    7. J. R. Burns, C. Ramshaw, A. J. Bull, P. Harston
      Pages 127-133
    8. A. Gillner, M. Wehner, D. Hellrung, R. Poprawe
      Pages 134-137
    9. V. Hessel, W. Ehrfeld, H. Freimuth, V. Haverkamp, H. Löwe, Th. Richter et al.
      Pages 146-157
    10. Th. Richter, W. Ehrfeld, A. Wolf, H. P. Gruber, O. Wörz
      Pages 158-168
    11. I. W. Rangelow, R. Kassing
      Pages 169-174
  4. Microreactors in Combinatorial Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Ivar Ugi, Michael Almstetter, Bernhard Gruber, Alexander Dömling
      Pages 184-189
    3. Ivar Ugi, Michael Almstetter, Bernhard Gruber, Martin Heilingbrunner
      Pages 190-194
    4. Bernhard Gruber, Michael Almstetter, Martin Heilingbrunner
      Pages 195-202
  5. Application of Microreactors in Drug Development and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. J. M. Ramsey, S. C. Jacobson, R. S. Foote
      Pages 204-218
    3. Christian Wurzel, Brigitte Wittmann-Liebold
      Pages 219-224
    4. Peter Woias, Martin Richter, Uta v. Schoenebeck, Erwin Yacoub-George, Hans Wolf, Thomas Abel et al.
      Pages 225-232
    5. Kristina Schmidt, Petra Foerster, Arne Bochmann, John S. McCaskill
      Pages 233-244
    6. Martin Brischwein, Werner Baumann, Ralf Ehret, Michael Kraus, Mirko Lehmann, Bernhard Wolf
      Pages 251-258
    7. H. Maerz, R. Buchholz, F. Emmrich, L. Pfeiffer, U. Marx
      Pages 259-266
    8. E. Heinzle, B. Meyer, A. Oezemre, I. J. Dunn
      Pages 267-274
    9. Udo Eichenlaub, Hans Berger, Peter Finckh, Hans Karl, Roger Ekins
      Pages 275-275
  6. Application of Microreactors in Chemical Analysis and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. M. Allen Northrup, Bill Benett, Dean Hadley, Paul Stratton, Phoebe Landre
      Pages 278-288
    3. Peter Van Gerwen, Anca Varlan, Guido Huyberechts, Maaike Op De Beeck, Kris Baert, Willy Sansen et al.
      Pages 289-293
    4. S. Poser, T. Schulz, U. Dillner, V. Baier, J. M. Köhler, G. Mayer et al.
      Pages 294-301
    5. J. Lerchner, R. Oehmgen, G. Wolf
      Pages 316-323
    6. Martin Zieren, Gudrun Steinhage, Torsten Schulz, Volker Baier, Ulrich Dillner, Karl Cammann et al.
      Pages 324-331
    7. Eugen Ermantraut, Klaus Wohlfart, Stefan Wölfl, Torsten Sculz, J. Michael Köhler
      Pages 332-339
    8. O. T. Guenat, Ph. Arquint, W. E. Morf, B. H. van der Schoot, N. F. de Rooij
      Pages 340-347
    9. R. Konrad, W. Ehrfeld, H. Freimuth, R. Pommersheim, R. Schenk, L. Weber
      Pages 348-356

About these proceedings


Microreaction technology is the logically consistent application of microsystem techniques in chemical reaction and process engineering. Miniaturization in this field is the strategy of success and requires the development of small, inexpensive, independent and versatile chemical reaction units. Microreaction technology is at present regarded as one of the fastest evolving and most promising disciplines in chemical engineering, combinatorial synthesis and analysis, pharmaceutical drug development and molecular biotechnology. A broad range of microstructurable materials is a prerequisite for microreaction technology and the development of microreactors goes hand in hand with the availability of a number of modem, versatile microfabrication technologies. Today, it is possible to manufacture tbree­ dimensional microstructures, almost without any restrictions with regard to design and choice of suitable materials, for various chemical applications -just in time to support the development of functional units for microreactors, e. g. micromixers, micro heat exchangers, micro extractors, units for phase transfer, reaction cham­ bers, intelligent fluidic control elements and microanalysis systems. The advantages of microreactors, e. g. the use of novel process routes, the re­ duction of reaction byproducts, the improvement of 'time to market', the high flexibility for all applications requiring modular solutions, have had a strong im­ pact on concepts of sustainable development. Many of the leading companies and research institutes in the world have recognized the tremendous possibilities of microreactor concepts and of their economic potential, and have thus initiated worldwide research and development activities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Ehrfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbHMainzGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72078-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72076-5
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