Mixing performance in T-shape microchannel at high flow rate for Villermaux-Dushman reaction

Peng lv, Liangjing Zhang, C. Srinivasakannan, Shiwei Li, Yuan He, Kaihua Chen, Shaohua Yin

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An empirical analysis is conducted to evaluate the effect of the geometric parameters of microchannel on the mixing performance at high flow rates. The mixing performance is assessed using I/IO3 parallel competition reaction covering the whole flow regime, and measured using segregation index (Xs) covering different lengths of outlet tube (Lout), volume of mixing chamber (Vmc) covering a wide range of Reynolds number. Results show that the channel geometric parameters have significant influence on the mixing process. The segregation index is found to increase with increase in H+concentration and volumetric flow ratio (R), while decrease with increase in the outlet (dout) and inlet tube diameter (din). The highest mixing efficiency corresponds to highest Reynolds number, c(H+) = 0.05 mol/L, R = 1, din = dout = 5 mm, Lout = 20 cm and Vmc = 0.9 cm3. Regression analysis is performed to relate the micromixing time with the influencing parameters. An optimal mixing time of 0.5 ms can be achieved in a T-shape microchannel. As compared to other forms of reactors, the optimized T-shape microchannel is identified to possess excellent mixing characteristics, which could find promising applications for high flux reaction process.

Original languageBritish English
Article number104662
JournalMicrochemical Journal
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Microchannel
  • Mixing performance
  • Reynolds number
  • Segregation index
  • Villermaux/Dushman


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