Continuous Flow Chemical Reactors

LCTR-Series laminar continuous flow chemical reactors from Analytik use a jacketed cylindrical vessel with a central, rotating agitation bar to produce Taylor flow mixing along the length of the vessel, resulting in three times faster mass flow transfer compared to tank-type reactors. Reagents are pumped at a controlled rate into the vessel, and the reaction efficiency is optimized through specific turbulent mixing before the products are collected at the end of the vessel. The fluid flow in a LCTR system is a uniform Taylor fluid flow without dead zones, consequently scale up from 0.02 L to 1000 L, and can produce products with enhanced properties (purity, density, particle distribution, particle size, degree of crystallization, etc.) and at higher yields than traditional reactors. Each system includes a real-time monitoring system and the ability to stop the the process automatically if needed.