Chemical Engineering and Electrochemistry

Department

The competencies of the department cover all aspects of process and reactor development in the fields of chemical engineering and electrochemistry. Our mission is to build a bridge between the development of new ceramic materials and the application in industrial processes.

 

Core competencies

 

  • Development of process plants and energy systems
  • Systems and components for efficient generation and utilization of synthesis gas
  • Generation of hydrocarbons via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis
  • Electrochemical characterization of supercaps and batteries
  • Electrochemical process engineering (e.g. anodization, electroplating, electrochemical machining and sensor technology)
  • Investigations on corrosion and corrosion protection
  • Simulation of chemical and electrochemical processes
  • Modeling of ceramic components (thermal, mechanical, flow, multi-field problems)

 

Services offered

 

  • Experimental and theoretical works on the development of novel processes (with focus on catalytic and electrochemical processes)
  • Optimization of established processes and reactors
  • Simulation of components and processes (design and optimization)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Scientific investigations and services

Please find further information on the specific websites of the working groups.

Prototype of a developed biogas-driven fuel cell system (SOFC).

Process and component simulation.

Electrochemical flow-through-cell with optical microscopy.