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Micromachines 2012, 3(2), 244-254; doi:10.3390/mi3020244
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Microreactortechnology: Real-Time Flow Measurements in Organic Synthesis

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Received: 15 February 2012 / Revised: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 23 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro Flow Controllers)
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Abstract

With the commercial availability of integrated microreactor systems, the numbers of chemical processes that are performed nowadays in a continuous flow is growing rapidly. The control over mixing efficiency and homogeneous heating in these reactors allows industrial scale production that was often hampered by the use of large amounts of hazardous chemicals. Accurate actuation and in line measurements of the flows, to have a better control over the chemical reaction, is of added value for increasing reproducibility and a safe production.
Keywords: microreactor; mass flow meter; flow control; flow chemistry; thermal flow sensor microreactor; mass flow meter; flow control; flow chemistry; thermal flow sensor
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van den Broek, S.A.M.W.; Becker, R.; Koch, K.; Nieuwland, P.J. Microreactortechnology: Real-Time Flow Measurements in Organic Synthesis. Micromachines 2012, 3, 244-254.

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