Fluid Process Engineering in Paderborn


Eugeny Kenig, Fluid Process Engineering University of Paderborn, Germany


2017.08.26 09:00-10:30


Room 410, Chemistry Building B


The idea of process intensification dominates the thinking of modern chemical process engineers. Driven by both global requirements of the society (e.g., energy, environment, sustainability) and by possibilities provided by the contemporary technical progress (e.g., advances in materials, manufacturing, computing), there is a natural ambition to get as much as possible out of a single process or an equipment unit.

Successful intensification of industrial processes largely depends on the predictability and robustness of the developed process models and simulation tools. The Group (Chair) of Fluid Process Engineering applies the so-called complementary modelling approach, which is based on an efficient combination of models with different level of rigor and detail.

The research activities of the Chair comprise four priority directions:
* detailed studies of elementary transport phenomena in fluid systems for reaching more profound process understanding
* innovative developments towards process intensification, in particular, in the area of energy-integrated and miniaturized processes and units
* theoretical and experimental studies of non-reactive and reactive separation columns, including their internals
* innovative solutions to problems of heat supply and heat removal in various applications

This research is mostly carried out in cooperation with national and international partners from industry and academia.

In the presentation, the main concepts and activities of the Chair of Fluid Process Engineering are highlighted and illustrated with several examples.