MODEGAT VII, the 7th International Symposium on Modeling of Exhaust-Gas After-Treatment took place in September 2022 in Bad Herrenalb/Karlsruhe, Germany. Special focus topics were (among other related topics): SCR of NOx, Three-Way Catalysts, Gasoline Particle Filters, Digitalization: Machine Learning and Control systems, Novel Power Trains: Hybrid vehicles, Fuel cells, Hydrogen fueled engines, and Emission control of non-mobile systems: Chemical, Steel and other industries. MODEGAT VIII is planned for September 21-23, 2025. More on modegat.org. December 2022.
Deutschmann group Senior Scientist Dr. Patrick Lott received the Excellence Award of the VAA Foundation during a small, festive ceremony in Cologne. The prize, which is endowed with € 5,000, is awarded once a year in recognition of outstanding dissertations with industrial application relevance. December 2020.
The DFG funds a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1441) “Tracking the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Emission Control” (TrackAct) for the understanding of catalytic processes. The vision of TrackAct is to design noble metal catalysts with atomic precision and to monitor and control the active site in the reactor and the technical application. December 2020.
Daria Gashnikova has received a Kékulé scholarship for her doctoral thesis. Congratulations! She will focus on a current topic in the field of emission control of stoichiometrically driven natural gas engines, with NOx reduction being the main focus of her scientific work. Prerequisite for the award of the scholarship from the German Chemical Industry Association is excellent academic performance achieved within the standard period of study. September 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated limited academic education operations, the new semester will start via the ILIAS learning management system. The following lectures will be offered digitally:
Applied Chemistry and Chemische Technik III, coordinated by Olaf Deutschmann
“Catalysis for sustainable chemicals and energies" and "Characterization in Materials Science and Catalysis", coordinated by Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
“Grundlagen der katalytischen Abgasnachbehandlung bei Verbrennungsmotoren“ , coordinated by Egbert Lox (Umicore), Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt and Olaf Deutschman
The complete list of the lectures for the new semester is available here. Please register on the ILIAS platform during the next days if you want to participate or if you want to contribute. April 2020.
The FVV project „AdBlue Deposits“ (01/2017 - 04/2019) funded by the BMWi through the AiF investigated the interaction between injected AdBlue solution and the exhaust tract. A particular focus was on the resulting film formation and the compounds precipitating from the liquid film. In addition to experimental considerations, new models for urea decomposition, spray/wall interactions and heat transfer processes were investigated.