Special Issue "Microdevices for Chemical Processes and Analytical Procedures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 58
Interests: low temperature cofired ceramics (LTCC) microfluidic devices for chemical processes miniaturization; (LTCC) applications on micro analytical chemistry; miniaturization of flow chemistry & analytical procedures
The impact of human activity on the environment and the depletion of natural resources has increased pressure on society to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency through greener technologies and intensified processes. Innovative methods and technologies can be used to radically increase the efficiency of chemical processes and analytical procedures.
The confluence of technologies such as microfabrication, microfluidics and electronics as tools in microprocess engineering and flow chemistry that follow the principles of green chemistry and process intensification can enable the miniaturization of chemical processes and analytical procedures. This is supported by fundamental materials sciences, mathematical modeling and simulation and the vast body of knowledge in chemical engineering and analytical chemistry, contributing to a multidisciplinary strategy for their miniaturization and integration, with enormous potential to effect profound change in the design philosophy of modern chemical plants and analytical procedures.
Consequently, this Special Issue pursues research papers, communications and review articles with a focus on (1) novel device design strategies, fabrication techniques and materials (silicon, LTCC and polymers), integration and scale-up strategies and micromachines (reactors, mixers and separators); (2) chemical process miniaturization applications (reactors, particle formation and single and double emulsification); (3) analytical procedure miniaturization applications (lab-on-a-chip microsystems); (4) the integration of electronics and sensors in microdevices; and (5) experimental or CFD numerical studies of microfluidic devices and transport phenomena in microdevices.
Dr. Mário Ricardo Góngora-Rubio
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- microfluidics devices
- flow chemistry miniaturization
- polymer materials