oa CSIR Science Scope - The role of microfluidics in chemical and biological process development : mathematical modelling
Microfluidics is the science of engineering and manufacturing devices and processes that deal with extremely small volumes of fluid. In diagnostics, miniaturisation permits both increased speed of analysis and minimisation of sample and reagent consumption, in process development, significant improvements of conversions, selectivities, heat and mass transfer lead to a more efficient use of resources such as energy, raw materials and labour. This has enormous benefits for the manufacturing sector for high-value products and also leads to far better control of inherently hazardous or potentially-explosive processes.
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