MIGALI addresses the intensification of gas-liquid transport phenomena using microreactors as innovative process equipment. In gas-liquid processes, hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer and reaction can all be of importance, depending on the application. This project focuses on attaining fundamental understanding of the intensification of hydrodynamics and mass transfer of gas-liquid processes in microreactors and the dependency of these phenomena on equipment geometry.
The global vision of the project responds to the current economic, environmental and societal requirements of the chemical process industries, which seek inherently safer, cleaner, flexible and economically efficient processes. These requirements can be provided by microreaction technology, which is an attractive alternative to traditional batch operations for process intensification. The concept of this technology is to carry out physical and chemical transformations in very small scale continuous intensified reactors in which the operating conditions can be tightly controlled.
This project is funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-09-BLAN-0381-01) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (project No. 20911130358).
March 2010 - February 2013
Coordinator : Joëlle AUBIN
The thorough characterisation of transport phenomena in Taylor flow in micro reactors through the objectives presented above will allow a fundamental understanding of the interaction between the physical phenomena that control the process operation and the specificities of equipment design. Ultimately the project will enable the development of correlations and design rules for the operation of gas-liquid micro and microstructured reactors. These will contribute to the development of (...)
This international project involves six partners, including three French laboratories and three Chinese laboratories