Microfluidics: Multiple Stream Mixer Reactor
April 1, 2002
A new, patented high-intensity multiple stream mixer reactor (MMR) from Microfluidics(TM), a division of MFIC Corp., produces uniform nanoparticles with phase purity previously unachievable with conventional batch reaction chemistry. This degree of reaction chemistry control can lead to cost-effective product improvements and the development and manufacture of nanomaterials in scalable quantities. Applications for the new technology include improving the performance of planarization media, superconductors, abrasive silica, recording media, photographic production and pharmaceutical products. The MMR uses the company's Microfluidizer(R) processor technology to mix two or more reactant fluid streams. Intense pressure and the fixed geometry of the proprietary mixing chambers are keys to the MMR's performance.