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Using batch reactor results to calculate optimal flow rates for the scale-up of UV photochemical reactions

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The perceived difficulty of the scale-up of photochemistry is one of the main obstacles preventing its widespread use. Herein, we take three different challenging reactions and show that they can be reliably scaled, from immersion well batch reactors to higher power FEP flow reactors. Key to the success has been the development of a powerful calculation methodology which enables the accurate calculation of reactor flow rates from these and previously optimised batch reactions. Despite the challenging nature of these systems, in all cases tens of grams of material was obtained.

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Submitted
24 Nov 2017
Accepted
03 Jan 2018
First published
03 Jan 2018

React. Chem. Eng., 2018,3, 86-93
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Using batch reactor results to calculate optimal flow rates for the scale-up of UV photochemical reactions

L. D. Elliott, J. P. Knowles, C. S. Stacey, D. J. Klauber and K. I. Booker-Milburn, React. Chem. Eng., 2018, 3, 86
DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B

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