Welcome to the Deutschmann research group!
We work on environmental and climate friendly novel chemical technologies. Our current research projects focus on the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) and local pollutants (NOx, particulate matter etc.) from processes in chemical industry, traffic, transportation, and the energy sector. Aside from developing advanced experimental tools for a better understanding of chemical reactors, we give a special emphasis on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of technical processes.
The Deutschmann research group is part of the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP) and belongs to both the Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences and the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering within Division I at KIT.
In catalysis research, we are closely linked to the IKFT and the Grunwaldt group. Our joint work on emission control is part of the Exhaust Gas Center Karlsruhe. In the ENERMAT laboratory, we study fuel and electrolysis cells. Within the CRC/TRR150 we collaborate with TU Darmstadt on reactive flows.
Dr.-Ing. Marion Börnhorst, senior scientist in the Deutschmann group, was selected by KIT's internal selection committee for this year's dissertation award of the Friedrich and Elisabeth Boysen Foundation. Currently, she is head of the research group "Multiphase Processes and Reactors" with five PhD students and is working towards her habilitation. 25.11.2020
Our recent study on Spatially and Temporally Resolved Measurements of NO Adsorption/Desorption over NOx-Storage Catalyst by Sui Wan et al., published as #VeryImportantPaper by ChemPhysChem revealed the potential of PLIF as very useful tool to investigate the interaction between surface kinetics and the surrounding gas flow, especially for transient catalytic processes. 29.10.2020
The Friedrich and Elisabeth Boysen Foundation has approved funding for a joint initiative on mass transport enhancement in CO2 absorption processes. The project under direction of Dr. Marion Börnhorst will investigate potentials for an increase in interfacial mass transport by surface structure induced mixing and will be conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery at KIT. 4.11.2020
Our new paper “Dry and Steam Reforming of CH4 on Co-Hexaaluminate: On the Formation of Metallic Co and Its Influence on Catalyst Activity” by A. Giehr, L. Maier S. Angeli, S.A. Schunk, an d O. Deutschmann has been selected as a highlight on the cover of the most recent issue of Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research. The work was part of a joint project that led to the ICIS Innovation Awards 2019 for BASF and Linde for the climate-friendly Dryref process. 27.10.2020
A group of more than fifty German scientists and engineers in the field of chemically reactive flows and energy process engineering published a position paper on the energy system transformation (Energiewende). 8.7.2020
Today, the Federal Government and the States of Germany (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) have selected the NFDI4Cat initiative (National Research Data Infrastructure for for Catalysis-Related Sciences) as one of nine initiatives to be funded on the basis of a funding recommendation by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Three Professors from ITCP at KIT have contributed to this success: Olaf Deutschmann (Co-Speaker of NFDI4Cat), Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, and Felix Studt. 26.06.2020