Catalytic Reactors and Process Technology

Research Focus

The research of the “Catalytic Reactors and Process Technology” group aims at the development of energy and resource efficient chemical processes with a special focus on the model-based design of optimal catalytic reactors. In a comprehensive approach innovative process-, reactor- and material concepts are considered, which includes the evaluation of different process intensification options. For this, an interdisciplinary, method- and model-based approach is essential. Supporting target-oriented key experiments are carried out for phenomenological elucidation, data retrieval and model validation. The combination of powerful simulation tools (incl. scientific high performance computing) at different scales and at different times during the design process allows for linking the process-, reactor- and material design. That way it is possible to identify tailor-made solutions based on rigorous model-based optimization.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hannsjörg Freund

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering