Research on novel chemical technologies for sustainable products, industrial processes, clean transportation, and reliable energy supply

The current research projects of the Deutschmann group 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 energy-intensive industries as well as on the reliable supply of energy and raw materials by the development of novel and optimization of existing chemical technologies.

We use advanced experimental and theoretical methods to study the kinetics of catalytic and electrochemical reactions and their interactions with mass and heat transport in chemical reactors, emission control devices, fuel and electrolysis cells. A special emphasis is given on the development of mathematical models and computer codes (DETCHEM and CaRMeN) for the numerical simulation of technical devices and processes.


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High-temperature catalysis

High Temparature Catalysis
High-temperature catalysis



Control of pollutant emissions

Multiphase Processes and Reactors

contact: Dr. Marion Börnhorst

Multiphase flows including chemical reactions are dominant processes in technical reactors and other applications, such as combustion and emission control. Our group investigates the interaction of heat and mass transfer between different phases with reaction kinetics and its effect on the overall system efficiency. This includes experimental investigations of reaction kinetics, heat and mass transfer and the development of kinetic models, which can be implemented to CFD models for simulation and optimization of the entire process. Our research focuses on multiphase systems and reactors for mobile and stationary emission control as well as for chemical energy storage.


Multiphase Processes and Reactors M. Börnhorst