Advances in Materials, Reaction and Separation Processes
Reaction and separation are two critical unit operations in chemical process industries. Unconverted reactants are to be separated from the final product along with other non-desirable side products. Often the unreacted components need to be recycled back to the reactor. Materials of construction of reactor and separator are specific for a specific operation, and hence a judicious selection of materials is needed. Therefore, a complete understanding on the processes occurring in these units are essential for safe and efficient operation of any plant.
The Indo-German Workshop on “Advances in Materials, Reaction and Separation Processes” took place for the fourth time from February 24 to 26, 2020 in Berlin.
The objective of the workshop was to discuss the latest developments in the specified areas of materials, reactions and separations. In this workshop, experimental as well as theoretical - analytical and computational - work has been considered. This workshop will work as a platform to strengthen collaborative research activities between Indian and German colleagues and introduce senior doctoral students to the current research in the specified areas.
This series started in 2008 with a workshop at the IIT Madras followed by an event in 2012 in Bad Herrenalb and another one in 2016 at the IIT Guwahati.
The meetings support exchanges of students, visits by scientists from one country to the other and working in cooperation projects. The success of the collaboration can be gauged from numerous publications in internationally reputed journals which have been co-authored by scientists from both countries.
One of the primary objectives of this workshop was to determine future areas for collaboration and to go beyond the individual levels by bringing in researchers from several leading institutions of both countries under an umbrella. The fourth workshop has been organized taking all these aspects into account.
Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern / GE