(295c) Understanding Microreaction Systems through Rutherford Aris' Contributions to Reaction Engineering

Jensen, K. F., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The precise control of fluid contacting patterns, heat and mass transfer, and reaction modes inherent in microchemical systems make them perfect models for illustrating the many fundamental contributions by Rutherford Aris to reaction engineering. Cases studies are drawn from chemical synthesis relevant to fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, catalysis for energy conversion, and synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles. Emphasis is placed on applications enabled by integrated microsystems.