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Continuous flow-microwave reactor: Where are we

Estel, Lionel and Poux, Martine and Benamara, Nassima and Polaert, Isabelle Continuous flow-microwave reactor: Where are we. (2017) Chemical Engineering and Processing, 113. 56-64. ISSN 0255-2701

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2016.09.022


This article presents the different microwave continuous reactors existing, which are reported in literature to carry out chemical synthesis with a more efficient way. It shows how the methods and tools of chemical engineering can be useful and necessary to define, characterize and optimize the microwave reactors. This review scans continuous microwave reactors, by describing the different types of microwave technologies used (multimode, single-mode, coaxial or guided transmission …). It then focuses on the various existing reactor geometries and on the control of the electromagnetic field homogeneity. The problem of temperature measurement and overall instrumentation is also addressed (input power, reflected power, continuous adaptation …). This review scans the most efficient microwave continuous flow reactors existing in the literature and highlights how the microwave technology is used as well as chemical engineering tools. It points out the reactors geometries, the control of the electromagnetic field and the measurement of the physical parameters (Temperature, microwave power, etc.). Finally, the scale-up of continuous-flow microwave reactors is examined through the existing lab-scale and semi industrial pilot plants described in literature.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01844762
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen - INSA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Rouen - UR (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:19 Jul 2018 14:01

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