Applicator design for microwave enhanced microprocessing

G. S J Sturm, M. D. Verweij, T. D T Van Gerven, G. D. Stefanidis, Andrzej Stankiewicz

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Abstract

This research investigates heating in microreactors by application of microwave fields. Problems encountered with microwave heating equipment currently used in microwave enhanced chemistry research are: hardto-predict electromagnetic field patterns, the lack of controllability and optimizabillity of heat generation, and low utilization efficiency. This conflicts with the highly optimized processing conditions that are characteristic for microreactor systems. These issues are related to the resonant nature of microwave fields. To avoid these problems a novel coaxial traveling microwave field applicator is proposed here and a method to optimize it is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrowave and RF Power Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceeding of the 13th International Conference on Microwave and Radio Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2011
PublisherCepadues-Editions (CEPAD)
Pages48-51
ISBN (Print)9782854289787
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Conference on Microwave and Radio Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2011 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 5 Sep 20118 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Microwave and Radio Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2011
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period5/09/118/09/11

Keywords

  • Electromagnetic field applicator design
  • Microwave assisted chemistry
  • Process intensification

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