Contact

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

Modular micro reactor plant (ISOBELLA)

Reaction elucidation and efficiency enhancement of partial oxidation processes

Isobella

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  • wound capillary reactor in tempering jacket
  • tempering medium: silicone oil
  • reactor length: 0.5 – 100 m
  • reactor diameter: 0.5 – 4 mm
  • temperature range: 20 – 150 °C
  • pressure range: 1 – 150 bar
  • volume flow reactants: 15 µL/min – 1.5 mL/min
  • volume flow initiator: 3.4 nL/min – 3.5 mL/min
  • silicon coating of wetted parts
  • automatic sampling system for chemical analysis
  • fully automatic and unattended plant operation due to PCS, software-supported

    measurement data logging and process visualization as well as extensive safety concept

Inclined rotating fixed bed reactor

Innovative reator concepts for mass transfer enhancement of gas-liquid-solid reactions

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

Packed bed reactor (PBR) 

Investigation and optimization of hydrodynamica in multiphase reactors

Festbettreaktor

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  • 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

Stirred tank reactor ECOCLAVE 150

Hydrodynamics, mass and heat transfer in batch and semi-batch processes

EC150
  • vessel volume: 0.5 to 0.2 L
  • 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)

Stirrers for ALR and ECOCLAVE

Vessels for ALR and ECOCLAVE