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Mirroring the evolution of microreaction technology: the vast contributions of IMRET

Mirroring the evolution of microreaction technology: the vast contributions of IMRET DOI 10.1515/gps-2012-0049 Green Process Synth 2012; 1: 313­314 Editorial IMRET stands for the International Conference on Microreaction Technology. It is the primary, recurring platform for presenting research in the field of microreaction technology or micro process engineering, and recently also includes contributions from flow chemistry. It all started in 1994, when the research on microreaction technology received broader worldwide attention. It was the same time that microreactor activities started at the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz (IMM) in Germany and I actually began at IMM my professional career in the same year; I have attended the IMRET conferences since then. Major industrial players, such as DuPont and BASF, revealed their internal microreactor activities to the public. Chemical organization platforms, such as Dechema in Germany and AIChE in the USA, immediately became interested in organizing and hosting a new dedicated conference on the topic of microreactors. Finally, AIChE, Dechema, IMM, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) organized a "test trial" in late 1995; a first workshop on microreaction technology was given in Mainz, Germany. The technology was very young but, as I firmly remember, all organizers were surprised and in a way overwhelmed by the success of this event. For http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Green Processing and Synthesis de Gruyter

Mirroring the evolution of microreaction technology: the vast contributions of IMRET

Green Processing and Synthesis , Volume 1 (4) – Aug 1, 2012

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DOI 10.1515/gps-2012-0049 Green Process Synth 2012; 1: 313­314 Editorial IMRET stands for the International Conference on Microreaction Technology. It is the primary, recurring platform for presenting research in the field of microreaction technology or micro process engineering, and recently also includes contributions from flow chemistry. It all started in 1994, when the research on microreaction technology received broader worldwide attention. It was the same time that microreactor activities started at the Institute of Microtechnology Mainz (IMM) in Germany and I actually began at IMM my professional career in the same year; I have attended the IMRET conferences since then. Major industrial players, such as DuPont and BASF, revealed their internal microreactor activities to the public. Chemical organization platforms, such as Dechema in Germany and AIChE in the USA, immediately became interested in organizing and hosting a new dedicated conference on the topic of microreactors. Finally, AIChE, Dechema, IMM, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) organized a "test trial" in late 1995; a first workshop on microreaction technology was given in Mainz, Germany. The technology was very young but, as I firmly remember, all organizers were surprised and in a way overwhelmed by the success of this event. For

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