ChemFlow

2018 ~ Present | American Pacific, GTRI

Goals

Green chemistry and engineering are creating a culture change for the future direction of industry. Flow chemistry will be an essential tool to sustainable and tailored chemical-based processes. This project will design, build, test, and evaluate prototypes of flow reactors for targeted chemical processes.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Technology transfer from batch to flow; reaction and reactor design; in-flow IR analysis; in-flow UV analysis with live data information.

Methods and Technologies

  • Flow Technologies
  • In-flow and Batch Analysis
  • Multi-step Synthesis
  • Reactor Design
  • Modeling
  • Catalysis
  • Separations Technology
  • Specialty Polymers
  • Nanomaterials

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • College of Computing
  • College of Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science & Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

CHEM, BCHM - Background/interest in organic chemistry, synthesis or instrumentation (FTIR,UV), catalysis and sustainability.

CS - Background/interest in systems, systems interface, applications, and graphics.

ChBE - Background/interest in fluid dynamics, reactor design, multiphasic systems, instrumentation, process development.

MSE - Background/interest in polymers synthesis, characterization, photoactive polmers.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

9:05-9:55

Meeting Location: 

ES&T 2229

Meeting Day: 

Monday

Team Advisors

Dr. Pamela Pollet (CHEM)
Dr. Charles Liotta (CHEM)

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

American Pacific, GTRI