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Climate Change, Construction, Microfluidics, Smart Cities

Microfluidic Devices for Parallel Processes

A group in the Department of Chemistry at U of T is developing multiple continuous microfluidic reactors and a process to scale up the synthesis of polymer particles.The target is to produce micro-beads with a narrow size distribution in the range from 10 to 500 microns, well defined structure and high conversion of monomer to polymer efficiency. High throughput continuous microfluidic reactors have a clear advantage in the synthesis of polymer particles because of the control in the dimensions, shapes and structures that they provide and may have an important role in the fabrication of ion exchange resins, calibration standards, spacers for flat panel displays and switchable windows and in various biomedical applications.




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Jennifer Fraser

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