Microwave Reactor Concepts: From resonant cavities to traveling fields

Guido Sturm, Andrzej Stankiewicz, Georgios Stefanidis

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Microwave chemistry has been investigated for nearly thirty years with many notable results being published on apparent process enhancement due to microwave exposure. Conclusive proof of beneficial microwave-chemical interactions is lacking though, as are design rules for successful implementation of microwave-chemical processing systems. In this chapter, the main cause for this is asserted to be the current absence both of suitable instrumentation for research, and processing equipment that merges chemistry with electromagnetic aspects. Several concepts are presented to show how these challenges may be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Alternative Energy Sources for Green Chemistry
EditorsGeorgios Stefanidis, Andrzej Stankiewicz
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78262-872-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-78262-140-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameRSC Green Chemistry

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