(600c) Nanomaterial Manufacturing Via Highly Parallelized Microfluidic Network
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:55pm to 4:15pm
We have designed a network of microreactors to synthesize high-quality nanoparticles in a continuous flow process. The network design allows single inputs to be split into multiple droplet generating devices. The droplets act as ultra-low volume reactors for chemical synthesis. Traditional issues such as feedback between branches, droplet polydispersity, and low throughput are all overcome using our 3D printed network of channels. We achieve monodisperse nanoparticle products without device fouling or clogging for extended run times. Fluidic control is demonstrated for high temperature reactions, quenching, and in-line monitoring of the nanoparticle product.