Introduction to Droplet-Based Millifluidic Chemistry Using a Macroscopic-Droplet Generator

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TitleIntroduction to Droplet-Based Millifluidic Chemistry Using a Macroscopic-Droplet Generator
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsVié, C, Fattaccioli J, Jacq P
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Date Published02/2019
Abstract

This activity introduces droplet-based millifluidics and the usage of aqueous droplets as independent chemical microreactors for reaction-kinetics studies. Students build their own droplet generators from common macroscopic glassware and connecting parts to create trains of millimeter-sized droplets in which a redox reaction takes place. The activity allows students to work on reaction kinetics, hydrodynamics at low Reynolds numbers, and image analysis at the macroscopic scale.

 
URLhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00876
DOI10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00876
Unit: 
UMR 8640
Group: 
Microfluidique