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Chemistry and chemical engineering are key topics at DECHEMA that have generated a wide range of activities. ‘Chemistry’ covers classical aspects, such as chemical, mechanical and thermal process engineering, safety engineering, and also current developments, such as modular plant concepts, process analysis, additive manufacturing and chemical energy research. We also focus on aspects of education and advanced training in chemical process engineering. Experts from academic research, industry and public authorities are involved in the various topic-based working groups of DECHEMA which are subsumed in ProcessNet, a joint initiative by DECHEMA and VDI-GVC. In more than 90 working groups, experts exchange ideas about new trends, identify research needs, and plan a wide range of activities, such as events and publications, thus actively shaping progress in their respective fields. The most prestigious events are the triennial ACHEMA fair and the biennial ProcessNet conference.


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