Micro Process Engineering
Fundamentals, Devices, Fabrication, and Applications
Advanced Micro and Nanosystems (Band Nr. 5)
1. Auflage Februar 2006
XXII, 507 Seiten, Hardcover
256 Abbildungen (1 Farbabbildungen)
A concise and didactical introduction to this most promising and powerful tool for revolutionizing chemical processes and industrial mass production of bulk materials, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and many other products in the 21st century.
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Advanced Micro & Nanosystems (AMN) provides cutting-edge reviews and detailed case studies by top authors from science and industry, covering technologies, devices and advanced systems from the micro and nano worlds, which together have an immense innovative application potential that opens up with control of shape and function from the atomic level right up to the visible world without any technological gaps.
In this topical volume, authors from leading industrial players and research institutions present a concise and didactical introduction to Micro Process Engineering, the combination of microtechnology and process engineering into a most promising and powerful tool for revolutionizing chemical processes and industrial mass production of bulk materials, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and many other products.
The book takes the readers from the fundamentals of engineering methods, transport processes, and fluid dynamics to device conception, simulation and modelling, control interfaces and issues of modularity and compatibility. Fabrication strategies and techniques are examined next, focused on the fabrication of suitable microcomponents from various materials such as metals, polymers, silicon, ceramics and glass. The book concludes with actual applications and operational aspects of micro process systems, giving broad coverage to industrial efforts in America, Europe and Asia as well as laboratory equipment and education.
1 Process engineering methods and micro system technology
2 Momentum and heat transfer in micro-sized devices
3 Transport processes and exchange equipment
4 Multiphase flow, evaporation, and condensation at the microscale
5 Generation and multiphase flow of emulsions in microchannels
6 Chemical reactions in continuous flow micro-structured reactors
II. DEVICE CONCEPTION AND SIMULATION
7 Design process and project management
8 Simulation and analytical modeling for microreactor design
9 Integration of sensors and process analytical techniques
III. FABRICATION STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES
10 Microfabrication in metals and polymers
11 Silicon microfabrication for microfluidics
12 Microfabrication in ceramics and glass
IV. INDUSTRIAL AND LABORATORY APPLICATIONS
13 Industrial applications of microchannel process technology in the United States
14 Industrial applications in Europe
15 Industrial production plants in Japan, future developments
16 Laboratory applications of microstructured devices in student education
Dr.-Ing. Norbert Kockmann is scientific researcher at the chair of microsystem construction of the Institute of Microsystem Technology (IMTEK) of Freiburg University, Germany, since 2001. He began his studies of aerospace engineering in 1985 at the Technical University of Munich. After completing his diploma, he joined the production technology department at Bremen University in 1991 to obtain his Ph.D. in technical thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer.
In 1997, he joined the Messer Griesheim company as a trainee and went on to become project leader of a syngas plant for the production of carbon monoxide.
His research interests include the construction and manufacture of components for microsystems as well as the fundamental processes in microsystems.