When a microreactor is utilized to the examination of the nature of a substance or the study of a chemical process, very few reagents can be achieved. This significantly reduces cost and allows for more accurate physical and chemical properties.
For many biochemical reactions, the same reactants often yield a variety of products. This is explained by the fact that the reaction conditions are not sufficiently precise and stable, which affects the reaction kinetics and thermodynamic processes and affects the final product. In the microreactor, the reaction conditions can be properly controlled to achieve high precision selection of the product.
The increase in heating transfer efficiency also greatly improves the energy utilization rate. Report to the conventional production process, the micro-chemical process consumes less energy and is more environmentally friendly. And think, as mentioned above, the microorganism can achieve a high degree of selection of the product, which will greatly reduce the subsequent separation work.
This advantage is mainly reflected in the speed of the reaction steps. That is, at the conventional scale C, since the mass transfer rate is slow, it becomes a control step of the entire reaction. For this type of reaction, the use of a microreactor will enhance the mass transfer process, thereby increasing the reaction rate of the entire reaction.
The small space in the microreactor allows reactions involving high activity, toxicity or explosive intermediates to be carried out in a safe case (mainly referring to a small amount of accumulation). Moreover, the specific large enough surface area also allows the exothermic reaction to rapidly transfer energy outward during the reaction, reducing the risk of overheating explosion.