Microwave Assisted Chemistry
The use of microwave heating in chemistry is well documented and extensively used in analytical chemistry.
A criticism of this technology is the fact that it cannot be used on an industrial scale with only laboratory scale devices existing. The development of the AMT Microwave Liquid Treatment system now however offers the opportunity for these laboratory scale trials to be developed into fully commercial industrial scale processes.
As well as offering laboratory scale devices for process testing the current range of AMT equipment can process up to 6000 litres per hour at 100 C. However, the modular nature of the system means that processing volumes are almost limitless.
For many processes much higher temperatures and pressures are required. This can easily be achieved and is accommodated by selecting the appropriate material for the treatment chamber.
Adding the AMT mixing system into the treatment chamber not only allows thick difficult liquids to be processed but it also reduces reaction rates and opens up the possibility of continuous processing.