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Flow chemistry education

Flow chemistry education

Start teaching flow chemistry today!

Even though the advantages of microreactor technology are well established, the technology is only slowly being implemented by the industry. The main reason for this is that know-how is missing in the chemical industry and because of a lack of experience and knowledge in the field of flow chemistry. In general, universities do not offer microchemical engineering or flow chemistry courses to their students. It is very important to include this new technology as special educational programs of chemical and chemical engineering education.

 

If you are interested in the implementation of flow chemistry at your university, you can request a free example of the flow chemistry course.

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ETH

For Students, By Students


FutureChemistry offers a flow chemistry course for the implementation of flow chemistry at your university. This practical course is developed by students in cooperation with FutureChemistry and has shown success at universities in Europe, Unites States and Asia.

 

Challenging and Dynamic

The flow chemistry course is developed to offer a dynamic set of experiments in terms of difficulty, duration and analysis methods, by which the opportunity of implementing the course throughout the entire curriculum is enhanced. Moreover, the course has been structured in such a way that it is easy to select and prepare the experiments, hence saving time for the instructor.

 

A Theoretical Background


Before any experiments from the flow chemistry course are carried out, it is important that both instructor and student understand the basic elements of flow chemistry and know how to conduct flow chemistry experiments. The basic concept of flow chemistry and calculations related to the experiments are discussed in the first chapter of the course. Basic and advanced calculation exercises are also included.

Experiment Matrix


Selecting the right experiment for your students is based on their experience with (flow) synthesis experiments and the available time for the experiment. This matrix ranks the experiments by estimated duration, type of experiment andreaction, and expected difficulty. Every experiment in the matrix refers to a page in the manual on which the details of the experiment (e.g. reaction mechanism, experimental set-up) can be found.

 

Student Handout


For every experiment a student handout has been constructed which solely contains the information needed to carry out the experiment. This handout also includes the questions (not the answers) related to the experiment and has been designed in such a way that it can immediately be distributed among the students without any further modification.