It is the aim of the Noël group to understand the fundamental phenomena associated with flow chemistry. It is our firm belief that the engineering behind these phenomena can help to exploit the technology’s full potential. This includes e.g. a fundamental investigation towards the energy efficiency of photomicroreactors and an elucidation of reaction kinetics to study reaction mechanisms. Also, scaling effects are investigated which allow us to gradually scale the chemistry from a lab to a pilot scale.
- Every photon counts: understanding and optimizing photon paths in luminescent solar concentrator-based photomicroreactors (LSC-PMs). Cambié, D.; Zhao, F.; Hessel, V.; Debije, M.G.; Noël, T., React. Eng. Chem., 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00077D.
- A convenient numbering-up strategy for the scale-up of gas-liquid photoredox catalysis in flow. Su, Y.; Kuijpers, K.; Hessel, V.; Noël, T., React. Eng. Chem., 2016, 1, 73-81.
- Beyond organometallic flow chemistry: the principles behind the use of continuous-flow reactors for synthesis. Noël, T.; Su, Y.; Hessel, V., Top. Chem., 2016, DOI: 10.1007/3418_2015_152.
- Controlled Photocatalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Thiols to Disulfides in an Energy Efficient Photomicroreactor. Su, Y.; Talla, A.; Hessel, V.; Noël, T., Chem. Eng. Technol, 2015, 38, 1733-1742.
A compact photomicroreactor design for kinetic studies of gas-liquid photocatalytic transformations. Su, Y.; Hessel, V.; Noël, T., AIChE J. 2015, 61, 2215-2227.
- Lipase based biocatalytic flow process in a packed bed microreactor. Dencic, I.; de Vaan, S.; Noël, T.; Meuldijk, J.; de Croon, M.; Hessel, V., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52, 10951-10960.
- Modeling of anionic polymerization in flow with coupled variations of concentration, viscosity and diffusivity. Cortese, B.; Noël, T.; de Croon, M.H.J.M.; Schulze, S.; Klemm, E.; Hessel, V. Macromol. React. Eng. 2012, 6, 507-515.