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A male researcher wearing safety goggles and lab coat working in the laboratory.FloWorks’s state-of-the-art flow chemistry laboratories have the reactors and ancillary chemical process equipment needed to address all stages of the R&D pipeline; including discovery, process development, and scale-up (pilot and industrial).

Lab Scale R&D Reactor Equipment

  • Vapourtec Automated Flow Chemistry System
  • Chip-based & Tubular Reactor Modules
  • Zaiput L-L Separators
  • Catalytic Static Mixers (CSMs)
  • Cambridge Reactor Design Shell & Tube Reactors

Pilot scale

  • Kilogram+ quantities
    • 1L, 1.5L & 2L tubular reactors:
      • for general purpose, liquid, and liquid-gas phase, -40 to 200 °C
      • 11 mm ID
      • 316 SS
      • up to 35 kg/8 hour shift (for continuous MOF production)
      • CSIRO workshop
    • 1L & 2L shell & tube reactors:
      • with static mixers, for general purpose, liquid, liquid-gas and emulsion processing, -40 to 200 °C
      • 6 or 10 mm ID
      • Hastelloy C276
      • up to 2L/min throughput
      • Cambridge Reactor Design.
    • Gram+ quantities
      • 100 ml Chemtrix BV plate-type reactors:
        • for general purpose, liquid, liquid-gas and emulsion processing, ideal for fast and exothermic reactions, -40 to 220 °C 2 mm channel depth
        • silicon carbide
        • excellent heat transfer & temperature control
      • 100 ml shell & tube reactors:
        • for general purpose, liquid, liquid-gas and emulsion processing, -40 to 220 °C
      • Vapourtec R2/R4 automated flow reactors:
        • for general purpose, liquid, liquid-gas, emulsion and liquid-solid processing, ideal for screening and reaction optimisation, -70 to 220 °C
        • 2 – 40 ml reactor volume
      • 40 ml Catalytic Static Mixer (CSM) reactor:
        • for liquid-solid heterogeneous catalysis incl. hydrogenations, using Pd, Ni, Pt and other catalysts, ambient to 200 °C

Specialised reagent pumps

  • a wide range of dual piston pumps, max 10 mL/min to max 300 mL/min, for organic solvents and corrosives
  • gear pumps max 200 mL/min for organic solvents and viscous media
  • dual syringe pumps, max 50 mL/min, for accurate dosing of organic solvents and corrosives

Downstream processing equipment:

  • rotary evaporators (2L and 20L)
  • 6L centrifuge
  • 12” wiped film evaporator
  • spray dryer

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