HEAD OF THE GROUP

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher
Phone: +49 391 6110 351
Fax: +49 391 6110 353
Links: Publications

Team Leaders

Dr. Techn. Liisa Rihko-Struckmann
Dr. Techn. Liisa Rihko-Struckmann
Phone: +49 391 6110 318
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Dr.-Ing. Tanja Vidaković-Koch
Phone:+49 391 67 54630
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Dr. Andreas Voigt (OvGU)
Phone:+49 391 67 51435
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Chemical Production Systems

Chemical Production Systems

The research area Chemical Production Systems is structured according to the thermodynamic phases interacting in the processes.

The Project “CatSys” is focused on new methodological developments for the optimal design of catalytic gas phase process systems. In order to account for practical technical constraints (safety, production sites, complexity of process designs, etc.) in our Elementary Process Functions Methodology (EPF) approach, we have established discussion platforms with leading chemical companies including BASF, Evonik and Bayer Materials, which is a particular feature of this project.

The Project “InPROMPT” is dealing with integrated chemical processes where several liquid phases coexist. Since 2010 this project is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the form of a trans­regional collaborative research center (SFB/TR 63). Within the center the PSE group has established strong collaborations with several university groups at TU Berlin (Prof. Scho­mäcker) and TU Dortmund (Prof. Behr, Prof. Sadowski).

The third initiative in the chemical systems area is the Project “ShapeCrystal”, where we try to understand how to control the shape of growing crystals and crystal populations. The general direction of research in this project is the combined design of products and their production processes. This work is done in collaboration with two mathe­matical groups (Prof. Le Borne/TUHH, Prof. John/WIAS, Berlin) supported by the DFG program SPP 1679 “Dynamic simulation of interconnected process units for solids processing”.

 
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