Core research areas

The main research areas of the CVT are: chemical reaction engineering, reactor models and CFD simulations (in complex structures), interactions of local reaction rates with transport phenomena, targeted design of catalysts, pellets and reactor internals.

An overview of publications on the institute's work can be found here and completed doctorates are listed under this link.


Completed research projects prior to 10/2023

Selective partial oxidation of iso-butene to methacrolein
Selective oxidation of methacrolein to methacrylic acid
Low-temperature (preferential) oxidation of carbon monoxide
Syngas and shift reactions
Synthetic gasoline via the methanol/DME-route
Dynamic responses of catalytic packed bed reactors
Intensification of heat and mass transfer by structured reactor packings