Advanced reactor engineering with 3D printing for the continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Okafor, Obinna and Weilhard, Andreas and Fernandes, Jesum A. and Karjalainen, Erno and Goodridge, Ruth and Sans, Victor (2017) Advanced reactor engineering with 3D printing for the continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering . ISSN 2058-9883

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Abstract

The implementation of advanced reactor engineering concepts employing additive manufacturing is demonstrated. The design and manufacturing of miniaturised continuous flow oscillatory baffled reactors (mCOBR) employing low cost stereolithography based 3D printing is reported for the first time. Residence time distribution experiments have been employed to demonstrate that these small scale reactors offer improved mixing conditions at a millimetre scale, when compared to tubular reactors. Nearly monodisperse silver nanoparticles have been synthesised employing mCOBR, showing higher temporal stability and superior control over particle size distribution than tubular flow reactors.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RE00210B
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 23:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40264

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