However, despite these competitive advantage, adoption of flow processes is considerably slowed down by a technical limitation: solid handling.
Solids are ubiquitous in chemistry with particules ranging from solid catalysts introduced (used to accelerate the rate of the reaction) to crystals or precipitates that can be generated along the chemical process.
Whatever the type of solid, they can be found in the form of slurries that will unfortunately sediment and end up clogging the channels of the flow reactor.
The impossibility to handle solids is a serious limitation to the scope of chemistry that can be transposed into continuous flow processes thus hindering the industrial transformation towards sustainability of chemical production.
With its liquid tube technology, Qfluidics develops cutting-edge non-clogging continuous flow reactors able to handle any type of slurry to finally take full advantage of the possibilities offered by continuous flow manufacturing.