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Jörg Sauer
Head of Institute - Speaker
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Sauer

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone: +49 721 608-22401
Fax: +49 721 608-22244
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Felix Studt
Head of Institute
Prof. Dr. Felix Studt

Institute of Catalysis Research and Technologie (IKFT)

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone: +49 721 608-28663
Fax: +49 721 608-22244
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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.



18.12.201713:00 Lecture (B727 Kolloquiumsraum):
Herr Vogel, Firma Petrolab
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The article Production of oxymethylene dimethyl ether (OME)-hydrocarbon fuel blends in a one-step synthesis/extraction procedure is now available online at ELSEVIER.
A theoretical investigation of the initiation of the methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process identifies the formation of CO from methanol/DME and its further reaction in C-C coupling reactions as the most relevant of the studied mechanism. The full reaction mechanism from methanol to propylene is studied using DFT and additional corrections from ab initio calculations. The investigation also shows that a kinetic model of the autocatalytic reaction that follows initiation is essential to judge whether or not a mechanism is realistic. [Plessow, P. N.; Studt, F. ACS Catal. 2017]
Catalysis Science & Technology - Cover Article. Pt-based diesel oxidation catalysts were exposed to rapid transient temperature conditions based on a realistic driving cycle. A microreactor setup was used for rapid heating/cooling coupled to operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy and on-line mass spectrometry. Major differences in catalyst structure and performance were observed under transient conditions compared to model studies. ##pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/CY/C7CY00926GBenzi, F.; Sheppard, T.L.; Doronkin, D.E.; Meira, D.M.; Gänzler, A.M.; Baier, S.; Grunwaldt, J.-D. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2017, 7, 3999-4006.