Process Systems Engineering

Group

The Process Systems Engineering group is focused on the development of processes and reactors for different catalytic, non-catalytic and electrochemical applications. The close connection of experimental studies with process modeling and automation allows for covering the whole development chain from process concept to technical realization in a pilot plant. The evaluation of the examined process is conducted with regards to technical as well as to economic aspects.

 

Core competencies

 

  • Catalyst screening, characterization and development
  • Reactor development for catalytic and non-catalytic processes
  • Model-based process development
  • Techno-economic assessment of process concepts
  • Control development and process visualization
  • System demonstration and automation
  • Feasibility studies and scientific project assistance  


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Preparation of catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
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Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for the production of higher alcohols.
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Development of process plants.

Current research

CO2-reduced steelmaking via electrolysis-based direct reduction

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Analytics

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Automotion

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Catalyst Development

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Process Design and Evaluation

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Publications

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Reactor Development