Process Dynamics and Operations

Research areas

Our research projects typically address at least two of the following research areas:

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Intensified processes

• Rotating packed beds (RPB)
• Tunable liquid multiphase systems for catalysis
• Ad- and absorption processes
• Reactive distillation
• Membrane reactors
• Autothermal operation of chemical reactors

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Model development

• Data-driven modeling
• Dynamic and steady-state modeling
• Integration of fluid properties and thermodynamics into simulation software
• Numerical methods (automatic differentiation, decomposition and hierarchical simulation, etc.)
• MOSAIC: Modeling on documentation level

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Transport phenomena

• Laminar flows
• Suspended films
• Direct numerical simulation
• Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes
• Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
• Light Induced Fluorescence (LIF)
• Structured packings
• Mass transport in two-phase flows
• Heat transfer
• Droplets
• Particles