HEAD OF THE GROUP

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher
Phone: +49 391 6110-351
Fax: +49 391 6110-353
Room: N. 309
Links: Publications

Team Leaders

Dr. Techn. Liisa Rihko-Struckmann
Dr. Techn. Liisa Rihko-Struckmann
Phone: +49 391 6110 318
Room: N. 316
Links: CV
Dr.-Ing. Tanja Vidaković-Koch
Dr.-Ing. Tanja Vidaković-Koch
Phone:+49 391 675-4630
Dr. Andreas Voigt (OvGU)
Dr. Andreas Voigt (OvGU)
Phone:+49 391 675-1435
Email:voigt@...
Dr. Teng Zhou
Dr. Teng Zhou
Phone: +49 391 6110 406
Room: N 2.12

Chemical Production Systems

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Chemical Production Systems

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

Method development for the optimal design of catalytic gas phase process systemsis emphasized in the Project "CatSys". In order to account for practical technical constraints (safety, recycle streams, production sites, complexity of process designs, etc.) in our Elementary Process Functions Methodology (EPF) approach, we have established discussion platforms around two case studies – the electrochemical chlorine production and the heterogeneously catalyzed synthesis of hydrogen cyanide – with leading chemical companies including BASF, Evonik and Bayer Materials, which is a particular feature of this project. 

The "InPROMPT" Project is dealing with integrated chemical processes where multiple liquid phases coexist. Consequently, this project couples optimal solvent and reactor design with dynamic optimization aspects. This project is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) sinc 2010 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 Project "ShapeCrystal" constitutes the third type of phase interactions within the chemical production systems: solid-liquid. Within this project we try to understand how the shape of growing crystals and crystal populations can be controlled. In order to achieve this goal, we consider the combined design of products and their production processes. Our collaborators within this project are two mathe­matical groups (Prof. Le Borne/TUHH, Prof. John/WIAS, Berlin) and the project is supported by the DFG program SPP 1679 “Dynamic simulation of interconnected process units for solids processing”.

 
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