New Microreactor to Study Methane Clathrates

… A team of researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering are working to shed some light on this process [by which methane becomes transformed into clathrate] with a new microreactor. … The team, led by Ryan Hartman, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has opted to use microfluidic systems for the reactor, small fluid channels confined to submillimeter geometries, meaning that fluids can be metered out, monitored, thermally controlled and reacted at levels of resolution that were once thought impossible.


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