This year´s Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering will be held in Frankfurt. It offers scientists from industry, research institutions and universities the opportunity to discuss their work, learn about the latest developments and expand their network in person.
The detailed understanding of the processes within chemical reactors is key to innovation in modern industrial production. Developments in modern reaction engineering are nowadays used in chemical production, but also in neighboring areas of pharmaceutical production, energy supply, conversion, storage, materials science and many other fields of modern industrial society. Reaction engineering is contributing to the development of efficient, sustainable products, processes and services.
The meeting is organized by the DECHEMA Subject Division Reaction Engineering in cooperation with VDI-GVC.
We welcome contributions from all areas of reaction engineering. Additionally, we have chosen three focus topics for the annual meeting in 2023:
The broad use of research data in academic and industrial research represents an outstanding opportunity. With the NFDI initiative, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the development of standardized tools for handling and analyzing large research datasets. Reaction engineering will benefit from this, if the tools will be used to a broad extend in the scientific community.
This subject is closely related to the second focus topic, which are new tools for developing models of complex reaction kinetics and novel approaches for their parameterization.
The third key topic will be the development of processes for the use of new, sustainable raw materials for chemical production and the essential contribution made by reaction engineering, which will make it possible to create new viable value chains.
Due to the international orientation of our meeting, presentations are held in English.
Three plenary lectures given by renowned scientists from industry and academic institutions, a poster party and a conference dinner will provide the framework for stimulating discussions and talks. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt.
|Dr. Jonathan Bloh||DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut, Frankfurt|
Dr. Marion Börnhorst
|TU Dortmund (Representative of NaWuRet)|
|Prof. Markus Busch||TU Darmstadt|
|Dr. Kai Ehrhardt||BASF SE, Ludwigshafen|
|Prof. Hannsjörg Freund||TU Dortmund|
|Dr. Jens Friedland||University of Ulm (Representative of NaWuRet)|
|Prof. Olaf Hinrichsen||TU München|
|Prof. Elias Klemm||University of Stuttgart|
|Maximilian Kotzur||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt|
|Prof. Ulrike Krewer||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Dr. Ricarda Leiberich||Lanxess|
|Dr. Stefan Palkovits||RWTH Aachen University|
|Prof. Jörg Sauer (Chairman)
||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Prof. Thomas Turek||TU Clausthal|
|Dr. Olaf Wachsen||CLARIANT|
|Prof. Gregor Wehinger||TU Clausthal|
|Prof. Horst-Werner Zanthoff||Evonik Operations GmbH, Marl|
We provide to Book of Abstract to all participants of the Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2023
Topics of the Annual Meeting on Reaction Engineering 2023 are as follows:
"Digitalization in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering: More than just a Buzzword"
Prof. Dr. Olaf Deutschmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Dr. Stephan Andreas Schunk, hte GmbH & BASF SE
"Adventures in computer generated microkinetic mechanisms"
Prof. C. Franklin Goldsmith, Brown University, Providence Rode Island, USA
"Cellulosic Ethanol a Key Intermediate for Sustainable Mobility and Chemical Production"
Dr. Henning Marckmann, Clariant AG
Clariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2022, Clariant totaled a staff number of 11 148 and recorded sales of CHF 5.198 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. As of January 2023, the Group conducts its business through the three newly formed Business Units Care Chemicals, Catalysts, and Adsorbents & Additives and will report accordingly. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet,’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.
Please find further information at: www.clariant.com
REACNOSTICS is modeling, constructing and building chemical research reactors for the spatially resolved investigation of catalytic processes. Our methodology comprises simulations and operando measurements of concentration & temperature profiles in combination with spectroscopic catalyst characterization. By applying patented methods we provide insight in catalytic reactors during time on stream required for knowledge based optimization.
Berghof offers comprehensive expertise in the manufacturing of high- and low-pressure reactors. Important common features are the simple, tool-free closing and opening as well as the specially developed PTFE lining, which prevents damage to the reactors by aggressive media. Your benefits: You profit from easy handling and reduced wear. All Berghof reactors offer maximum flexibility and functionality while meeting the highest safety standards. Thanks to our modular system, you can configure your reactor to suit your specific needs.
Please find further information at: www.berghof‑instruments.com
Fluitec mixing + reaction solutions AG is specialized in designing and manufacturing static mixers and mixer heat exchangers for chemical, pharmaceutical and food applications. The 30-year-old Swiss company recently achieved a milestone in continuous reaction calorimetry. Fluitec is happy to offer the first fully automated flow calorimeter system (dosing systems, flow reactor and control system) together with an evaluation software. Our goal is to provide a reactor solution for any type of flow process, including highly exothermic processes with toxic and explosive reactants.
Please find further information at: www.fluitec.ch
Global Analyser Solutions is the unique branding Interscience uses for its turnkey products for the Energy market. GAS offers custom configured GC analysers for complex separations and data processing. Online analysers are available for various applications, like fast monitoring of chemical processes, catalyst screening, reactor analysis and air monitoring. The efficient configurations are based on proven GC technology, resulting in robust instruments with an optimal return on investment.
Please find further information at https://gassite.com/
Founded in 2004, Magritek is the global leader in manufacturing cryogen-free benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers for the analytical instrument market. Magritek’s revolutionary 90 MHz, 80 MHz and 60 MHz Spinsolve family of benchtop NMR models offer the highest sensitivity and resolution available in the market. These portable systems are robust and easy to use, allowing modern NMR methods to be performed on the chemistry lab bench or inside the fume hood next to a reactor. Magritek has offices in Germany, USA and New Zealand, as well as a worldwide network of partners to help support its customers.
Please find further information at: www.magritek.com.
Microinnova is an industry leader in flow chemistry and an expert in continuous manufacturing solutions and modular plant design. We provide process development and realize plants for efficient, continuous processes in the fields of synthesis, workup, and formulation. Based on nearly 20 years of experience in process intensification and more than 200 successfully completed projects, we are the partner of choice for your continuous manufacturing program.
Please find further information at https://microinnova.com/
For over 60 years Micromeritics Instrument Corporation (Georgia, USA) is a global provider of advanced solutions for material characterization with market-leading instrumentation and application expertise in the core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size; powder and catalyst characterization and process development as well as net-zero technologies. Contract testing is offered via the Particle Testing Authority located in Norcross (USA), Munich (Germany) and Shanghai (China).
Please find further information at micromeritics.com
The aim of nevoLAB is to provide quality tools, devices and services for chemical and scientific laboratories.
Our customers come from the areas:
We are currently pooling the experience of over 20 years in Lab automation, lab data management and OEM device development into the XELSIUS reactor for parallel synthesis, process development, reaction optimization, solubility studies and crystallization experiments.
Please find further information at: www.nevolab.de
Parr Instrument (Deutschland) GmbH was founded in 1993. We are worldwide the only subsidiary of Parr Instrument Company, IL, USA. Parr designs and manufactures pressure reactors and tubular reactors in a variety of special alloys and sizes for the study of catalytic and non-catalytic reactions in batch, continuous-flow, and multiple/parallel operation for the chemical, polymer, biofuels, hydrometallurgical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, and petrochemical industries. Parr has an extensive line of sample preparation vessels and is also specialized in Combustion Calorimeters.
Pleaase find further information at: www.parrinst.de
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a global, not-for-profit publisher with over 50 transformative and open access journals. We recently committed to publishing our fully-owned journals 100% Open Access by 2028.
Our key titles include Reaction Chemistry & Engineering reporting cutting-edge chemical engineering and chemistry research towards enhancing the understanding and efficiency of reactions, and RSC Sustainability, dedicated to solving sustainability challenges for a greener future.
Please find further information at: RSC.org
Dear lecture and poster authors, please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors. Please register online.
If you are unable to present your lecture for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will be not available.
Each lecture is planned for a duration of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. Strict timekeeping will be essential for the smooth running of the conference. We suggest to use a minimum font size of 24 pt for your presentation slides.
The ideal format for the presentation is 16:9. A notebook (MS Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3) and a wireless presenter will be provided. Please bring your presentation slides as PowerPoint or PDF-File on a USB stick. Nevertheless we kindly ask you to bring your own laptop computer as a backup.
In case that you need internet /special software for your presentation or if you have videos included into your file, please notify the conference secretariat in advance.
A brief CV questionary enables the appropriate chair person to introduce all lecturers to the audience. Therefore lecturers are asked to download the CV form and to return it to the conference office until 31st March.
The posters will be shown throughout the whole conference. Please hang up your poster at the beginning of the meeting on Monday, 15th May.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the content of each poster into introduction, results and conclusion, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusion.
Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0 German Standard) vertically oriented.
To ensure that the text is still legible from a distance of 2-3 m, the main text should be written in font size 25-30 pt, marginal information can be slightly smaller with font size 20-25 pt. The title of a poster must be readable from a distance of approx. 5 m (100-200 pt). Subtitles and headings in the text can be written in 50 pt font.
Traditionally there are awarded three Best Poster Prizes at each Annual Meeting. Last year, we also featured the "Young Talent Award" (sponsored by Clariant) for the first time.
The Best Poster Award, which is endowed with 300 € each, go to the following young scientists:
Hannes Stagge, University of Ulm for his poster on the topic “Identification of Kinetic Parameters for Microkinetic Models by Chemical Reaction Neural Networks (CRNNs)”.
Mira Zallmann, TU Dortmund for her poster on the topic “Model Based Reactor Optimization for a Heterogeneously Catalyzed Fast Highly Endothermal Reaction”.
Niklas Wessel, Max Planck Institute for Energy Conversion, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr for his poster on the topic “Tackling catalyst deactivation with spectroscopy in molecularly catalyzed reactions for constant product quality”.
The jury of the "Best Poster Award" statet that "the quality of all 94 presented posters was outstanding. It was quiet difficult to make a descision".
It was the same situation for the jury, consisting of representatives from the Early Career Reaction Engineers (NaWuReT), who debated for a very long time about the question who gave the best lecture and who should receive the "Young Talent Award".
The winner of the Young Talent Award 2023, which is endowed with 500 € and a free conference participation is:
Martin Kutscherauer, Clausthal University of Technology who presented on the topic “Improvement of pseudo-continuum reactor models for maleic anhydride production based on particle resolved CFD simulations”.
We wish you a lot of success for your further doctoral studies.
Especially in the uncertain Corona pandemic situation, we would like to offer you a carefree and safe stay at our conferences. Therefore we have developed a hygiene concept that incorporates the current recommendations and directives of the authorities.
After the termination of the Corona protection measures from legislation, the focus is now on each person's own responsibility not to expose themselves or others to any unreasonable risk of infection.
The most important points of the hygiene concept in brief:
The DECHEMA house, lecture hall and foyer for coffee/lunch break are regularly aired. Care is taken to clean and disinfect all areas.
The nearst corona test center is Test Mobil at Marriott Hotel (5 min walk from DECHEMA, opposite to Maritim Hotel)
Hamburger Allee 2, 60486 Frankfurt. In need of support please call +49 152 03018180.
Opening hours of the Test Mobil:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Further test centers can be found via https://www.corona-test-hessen.de/.
More information: Book of Abstracts
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