Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

The Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology was founded 2011. Its mission is to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research and the development of new technologies and products in the field of catalysis and process technology of catalyzed processes. The focus of our work is the sustainable utilization of alternative feedstocks and their conversion into energy carriers intermediates. This includes the development of new catalytic systems based on a fundamental understanding of processes on a molecular level.


18.01.202114:00 Lecture (B727 Kolloquiumsraum):
Eugen Aschenbrenner, IKFT
Numerical Investigation of intraparticle processes of biomass particles during pyrolysis and implementation in a CFD-DEM framework


The DFG funds the new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “TrackAct (Tracking the Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis for Emission Control)“ for the understanding of catalytic processes (Pressemitteilung). The vision of the CRC “TrackAct” is to design noble metal catalysts with atomic precision and to monitor and control the active site in the reactor in detail, also in systems that are applied technically. The aim is to increase catalyst activity and stability. Among the goals of the CRC is also to investigate catalysts on all scales with theoretical approaches and simulations (TrackAct). Apart from the speaker of the CRC, Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, additional principal investigators involved in the CRC at IKFT are Felix Studt, Silke Behrens, Olaf Deutschmann and Philipp Plessow.
Our recent study on Spatially and Temporally Resolved Measurements of NO Adsorption/Desorption over NOx-Storage Catalyst by Sui Wan et al., published as VeryImportantPaper by ChemPhysChem revealed the potential of PLIF as very useful tool to investigate the interaction between surface kinetics and the surrounding gas flow, especially for transient catalytic processes.