Process intensification aims at the development of chemical process technology which allows chemical processing with high materials and energy efficiency. The main focus is on the transition from batch to continuous flow systems and on the use of external energy forms (e.g. ultrasound, light, microwave, plasma) to additionally actuate chemical reactors and/or separators. While in the frame of SIM2 the developed technologies are used in particular for recycling or new materials synthesis from waste, they have a much wider applicability.
The leading members in this research line are:
Department of Chemical Engineering. His research interests include Multiphase flows, microfluidics, scale-up, transport processes, Experimental fluid mechanics: particle image velocimetry (PIV), laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) and Computational fluid dynamics: turbulence modeling, large-eddy simulations, multiphase flow simulations (VOF).