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 and the CRC 1441 TrackAct. In the ENERMAT laboratory, we study fuel and electrolysis cells. Within the CRC/TRR150 and Clean Circles, we collaborate with TU Darmstadt on reactive flowsand carbon-free chemical energy carriers, respectively.


CRC/TRR150: Multi-Phase FlowsCRC TRR150
SFB/TRR 150 on multiphase flows extended by four years

After a successful evaluation, the SFB/TRR "Turbulent, chemically reacting multiphase flows near walls" started into the 3rd funding phase (2023-2026) on January 1, 2023. The working group of Olaf Deutschmann, the coordinator of TRR150 at KIT, is currently working on subproject B05 "Modelling and numerical simulation of multiphase chemical reactions". 01.03.2023

News_2022-11_MePy_TOC_Lott_et_alP. Lott et al.
Carbon capture by methane pyrolysis

High-temperature pyrolysis of natural gas is a highly attractive approach for large-scale carbon capture and  hydrogen production. In a new feasibility study, (Lott et al.) published in ChemSusChem, the process is shown to successfully work in the gas-phase without a catalyst obtaining over 90% conversion of methane towards hydrogen and solid carbon. Industrial-relevant operating conditions are systematically  varied and the reaction flow is analyzed. 22.11.2022.

News_2022-10_Plenarvortrag_VancouverP. Lott / O. Deutschmann
Plenary lecture on environmentally-friendly technologies

An invited plenary lecture on “Heterogeneous Chemical Reactions - A Cornerstone in Emission Reduction of Local Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases” was given by Patrick Lott and Olaf Deutschmann at the 39th International Symposium on Combustion in Vancouver, Canada on July 26, 2022. The corresponding open access paper discusses emission control of natural gas and hydrogen fueled engines, use of CO2 in chemical and steel industry, hydrogen production by pyrolysis of methane, small-scale ammonia synthesis and use, and recyclable carbon-free energy carriers. 6.10.2022

Studienpreis D. HodonjKIT / CIW
Emil-Kirschbaum-Studienpreis für Daniel Hodonj

Daniel Hodonj receives the „Emil-Kirschbaum-Studienpreis“ for the outstanding completion of his Master's degree in chemical engineering. He has been a doctoral student in our working group since February 2022 and conducts research on the topic of emission control of hybrid vehicles. 06.10.2022

C_Kuhn_YT-AwardC. Kuhn
Young Talent Award of the Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2022

At the Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2022 in Würzburg, our PhD student Carola Kuhn presented her current research results on iron as renewable energy carrier within the project Clean Circles.  She received the Young Talent Award for her presentation with the topic "Iron as recyclable metal fuel: Reaction kinetic analysis of iron oxide reduction with hydrogen". 01.10.2022

Oscar FurstO. Furst
Research grant for Junior Scientist Oscar Furst

Oscar Furst, Junior Scientist in the Deutschmann research group, received a grant from ProcessNet within the NaWuReT call "Virtual Research Residency Reaction Engineering 2021". In cooperation with Dr. Yuqing Wang, Assistant Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology, he is implementing a transient boundary layer solver for more accurate simulation of solid oxide cells, especially for their operation as clean energy storage devices. 12.01.2022

Chair Chemical Technology

Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann

Email: deutschmann does-not-exist.kit edu


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