R.Kanimozhi, D.Gokul, E.Karthikeyan, M.Keerthana, S Arun Siva Kumar
Chemical Sciences, Fist, Laboratory, Microfluidics, Plug Flow Reactor, ReactorsI.
Performing an lab experiment by a student while his study is an important parameter of engineering and science graduates for best understanding of concepts, a part in visualizing the equipment in industrial scale, to get an idea about operating the equipment, to understand the concept and mechanism behind it and to use it in the appropriate place wherever needed. On basis of chemical engineering discipline, the cost of equipment is high, consumes space and chemicals in a considerable extent. One of the growing fields in chemical and biosciences is Microfluidics where the control and manipulation is done at micro to pico liters of range and measurements in few 10-100 micrometers. Development of hand hold device using the applications of micro fluidics in the fields of Engineering and Technology is an important current research trend. Design of various reactors in lab scale with help of micro fluidics is the most emerging research trend in field of chemical sciences. Plug/Piston flow reactor is one such reactor in field of chemical sciences having numerous numbers of applications in industrial scale. This research study basically aims on designing of fist piston flow reactor using the application of micro fluidics for understanding the PFR (Plug Flow Reactor) concept by students and for laboratory studies.