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|Residence time distributions in laminated microstructured plate reactors
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
|Residence time distribution;Microchannel;Flow inversion
|2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
|Residence time distributions (RTDs) have been investigated experimentally for systems with straight and zig-zag channels. The channels are formed by microstructured plates placed on top of each other and containing obstacles and holes to allow flow in 3 dimensions. Experimental RTD measurements were performed by monitoring the concentration of a tracer dye by means of a LED-photodiode system. The RTD was obtained for five different flowrates for both geometries. It was found that the zig-zag channel configuration gives a narrower distribution as compared to the straight channel one. Furthermore, as the flowrate increased the standard deviation of the distribution increased.
|This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
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