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Oscillatory flow reactors offer a number of advantages over conventional reactors. The flow patterns in a baffled tube operating at oscillating conditions show a high extent of radial mixing as seen in Figure 1 below, which can be used e.g. to control the residence time distribution in a tube or enhance the contacting of immiscible phases.

Photograph of flow patterns in an OFM baffled tube

Figure 1 - Flow patterns in a baffled tube.

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