UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Microfluidic Reactor Systems


Microfluidic reactors provide rapid and valuable information about a reaction, that can then be used to optimise the operating conditions, the catalyst and ultimately to aid in the design of industrial processes. In particular kinetic and mechanistic information of chemical processes are obtained from real-time experimental data.  We develop microreactors for operando catalyst studies utilising advanced analytic techniques, including Raman, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X-Ray Absorption. In addition automated microreactor systems with online High Performance Liquid Chromatography or Gas Chromatography analysis and feedback control loops are developed for rapid development of kinetic models. These systems allow not only to discriminate between competing kinetic models and precisely estimate kinetic parameters, but also online optimization of a performance criterion of the process.​

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