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Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 63

"Integrated Chemical Processes in Liquid Multiphase Systems" (InPROMPT)

Green chemistry aims to achieve the most environmentally compatible production of chemical products. The essential principles are the use of renewable raw materials, the use of highly efficient catalysts, the use of green solvents, energy efficiency and process optimization in real-time. This leads to the realization of novel, efficient production processes, especially on the basis of renewable raw materials. For the development of such processes, all levels of the processes must be viewed from the molecular elementary steps up to the design and operation of the entire plant.

Since its establishment, the CRC/TR 63 has pursued the long-term objective of researching novel phase systems for homogeneously catalysed, multiphase production processes in the sense of green chemistry, as well as developing and demonstrating efficient processes. Of central importance are a selective reactor design and operation and an efficient catalyst recovery. Fundamental investigations are carried out to penetrate the processes and their modelling. In addition to the reaction steps, separation processes are also developed, modelled and optimized as part of overall process synthesis to develop technical processes. The developed processes are implemented and validated in two miniplants.

The collaborative research centre is divided into three project areas. Experimental and theoretical methods from the disciplines of chemical engineering, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, system and process engineering are used and further developed. More than 60 scientists from the Technische Universität Berlin, the Technische Universität Dortmund, the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, the Technische Universität Darmstadt, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems are involved in the CRC/TR 63.