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

Okafor, Obinna; Weilhard, Andreas; Fernandes, Jesum A.; Karjalainen, Erno; Goodridge, Ruth; Sans, Victor

Authors

Obinna Okafor

Andreas Weilhard

Jesum A. Fernandes

Erno Karjalainen

Ruth Goodridge

Victor Sans



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Reaction Chemistry and Engineering
Electronic ISSN 2058-9883
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Okafor, O., Weilhard, A., Fernandes, J. A., Karjalainen, E., Goodridge, R., & Sans, V. (in press). Advanced reactor engineering with 3D printing for the continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, doi:10.1039/C6RE00210B
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RE00210B
Publisher URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/RE/C6RE00210B#!divAbstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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