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Dr. Gunter Gerbeth
Director Institute of Fluid Dynamics
g.gerbethAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3480, 3484
Fax: +49 351 260 - 3440

Dr. Gerd Mutschke
Institute of Fluid Dynamics
g.mutschkeAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 2480
Fax: +49 351 260 - 12480

Petra Vetter
Secretary Institute of Fluid Dynamics
p.vetterAthzdr.de
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3480
Fax: 13480, 3440

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Miniplants

Automatic laboratory reactor (ALR)

ALR
  • vessels: 1 litre to 20 litres (glass, stainless steel)
  • pressure range: vacuum to 60 bars (depending on vessel)
  • temperature range: -10°C to 250°C
  • dosing: max. 3 liquids (gravimetric), 3 gases (volumetric)
  • stirrer speed: 0 to 2000 rpm
  • pressure relief system incl. separator and catch tank
  • air-tight waste disposal tank
  • in-situ concentration measurement/ reaction monitoring using FTIR and RAMAN spectrometer
  • optional heat balancing (ΔTjacket, coolant flow rate)
  • process control system
  • automatic operation via sequence control system
  • additional instrumentation (e.g. pH value, conductivity, ultrasound, optical sensors)

Stirred tank reactor ECOCLAVE 150

EC150
  • pressure range: vacuum to 60 bars (depending on vessel)
  • temperature range: -10°C to 200°C (depending on vessel)
  • stirrer speed: 0 to 2000 rpm (trigger output for image synchronisation)
  • optional installation into x-ray tunnel or pressure chamber

Stirrers for ALR and ECOCLAVE

Vessels for ALR and ECOCLAVE

Packed bed reactor (PBR)

FestbettreaktorFestbettreaktor_Schema
  • multi-segmented 1.5 m column reactor
  • 100 mm inner diameter
  • optional installation of flow channel for temperature distribution measurement using temperature wire mesh sensors
  • atmospheric pressure operation
  • temperature range: 5°C to 60 °C
  • gas flow rate: up to 200 ln/min
  • liquid flow rate: up to 500 l/h
  • recycle or single pass mode for liquid phase
  • flexible operable (upflow, downflow, counter-current, co-current)
  • applicable for oil-water systems and organic liquids
  • tracer injection port for RTD studies
  • forced (mal-)distribution feeding
  • dynamic (periodic) operation scenarios
  • additional instrumentation (e.g. pH value, conductivity, ultrasound, optical sensors)
  • optional installation of wire mesh sensor techniques for capturing of phase distributions
Packed bed reactor and simplified schematic diagram of the packed bed reactor setup

Inclined rotating fixed bed reactor

 Drehrohr-Reaktor
  • 1.6 m tubular reactor, inner diameter 100 mm
  • Designed according to AD 2000, complies with PED 97/23/EC, certified by TÜV
  • Axially distributed connectors for installation of thermocouples
  • Media feedthrough via rotary unions
  • Max. operating pressure 5 bar
  • Max. operating temperature 50 °C
  • Max. liquid flow rate 1500 L/h
  • Max. gas flow rate 200 LN/min
  • Arbitrary inclination angle from vertical to horizontal
  • Max. reactor rotational speed 60 rpm
  • Data acquisition by WLAN
  • Suitable for organic and aqueous systems
  • Operation in gas-liquid downflow
  • Circulation mode of liquid phase
  • Storage tank with controlled dosing
  • Alternative design as multi segmented PVC-reactor for installation of wire mesh sensors and further instrumentation