THE FLOW CHEMISTRY JOURNEY – SCALE UP
Prof. Volker Hessel studied chemistry at Mainz University (PhD, 1993). In 1994 he entered the Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (Director R&D, 2007). In 2011, he was appointed as full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Prof. Hessel is author of > 430 peer-reviewed publications and 9 books (h index 51).
PRODUCING MUCH WITH LESS: SCALING-OUT APPROACHES FOR CONTINUOUS-FLOW
How can tiny reactors, i.e. continuous-flow microreactors, make production of quantitative amounts of chemicals? It seems a contraction in terms. This issue was 20 years ago controversially discussed and controversial, at the birth of microreaction technology. Since then, it has been demonstrated that micro- and small-scale continuous-flow reactors can indeed be used for chemical production. Yet, still today it remains a myth for beginners and ... ...