Project

Development of highly efficient gas/liquid photomicroreactor systems

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Organic chemistry
    • Sustainable chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
Keywords
laser photochemistry LED organic chemistry gas/liquid microreactors
 
Project description

The use of miniaturized reactor systems (microreactors) will be evaluated in photochemical reactions. These are not hampered by low penetration of light, due to the small channels, and can mediate good contact between gaseous and liquid products. Energy efficiency will be improved by taking advantage of recent advances in lighting technology. Energy efficient LED and laser lighting lowers energy demands.