Operando methods, i.e. the simultaneous analysis of structural or electronic features of operating catalysts together with their performances (i.e. reaction rate, activation energy, productivity, selectivity, and yield) under realistic process conditions, have seen an exciting development during the last two decades. Optical and vibrational spectroscopies, X-ray methods, and magnetic resonance techniques where combined with catalyst performance measurements using gas chromatography or mass spectroscopy. A wide variety of reaction cells have been tailored to meet the special requirements of the applied spectroscopic tools. However, the conditions in such cells (e. g. sample amount and shape, pressure, temperature, flow regimes, gradients etc.) often differ quite significantly even from those of laboratory plug flow µ-reactors for kinetic measurements optimized to reduce heat and mass transfer limitations, not to mention large scale, polytropic industrial process reactors. Hence, there is still a very serious gap between the industrial process reality and academic catalyst studies, which needs to be closed!
To allow direct transfer of scientific results to application, the field of operando methodology needs to be pushed towards industrial conditions to really understand the physical chemistry of operating catalysts and to address long-term issues like catalyst equilibration or even deactivation. To achieve this goal, suitable analytical tools will have to be implemented into industrial reactors on one hand and/or operando reactors will have to be engineered with similar kinetic regimes on the other.
The Infoday will provide a networking forum for experts from academia and industry to discuss new ideas how to bring operando methodology to industrial reactors.
Registration opens at 09:30
Advanced operando techniques - from atomic scale to industrial reactors
P. Beato, Haldor Topsoe, Kgs. Lyngby/DK
Operando understanding of catalytic operation on supported oxides, at the junction with fundamental chemistry and chemical engineering
M. Bañares, Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, CSIC, Madrid/ES
From Lab to Process – How in-situ Spectroscopy enhances Process Development and in-process Optimization
A. Brächer, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, Marl/D;
NMR spectroscopy and imaging in catalysis – novel trends and opportunities
I. Koptyug, International Tomography Center and Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk/RUS
Please send us your short poster abstracts until 30 November 2019 at the latest.
The abstracts should explicitly mention objectives, new results and conclusions or significance of the work. Accepted abstracts will be published for all conference participants.
The congress language is English.
The abstract should be typed single-spaced (max. 500-600 characters excl. title and authors information, 12 pt Arial Font, 2.5 cm margins, 1/3-1/2 page size A4). The document should include the title, authors, affiliations and addresses.
Please contact us if you need further information. It would be a pleasure for us to help you.
Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors. A notification letter will be sent to authors after submission.
|Industry||270 €||285 €|
|Academia||180 €||195 €|
1) No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG, registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
2) Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible, subject to capacity in the lecture rooms, up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by mail. The invoice, with payment confirmation, you will receive by post mail within two weeks.
Editorial deadline for the list of participants is 15 January 2020.
The registration fees include conference ticket, book of abstracts and list of participants . All documents will be handed out on-site.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail).
Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees not yet paid still have to be paid.
|Prof. Angelika Brückner||Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock
|Prof. Richard Walter Fischer||Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Bruckmühl und TU München|
|Prof. Robert Franke||Evonik Industries AG, Marl|
|Prof. Christoph Herwig||TU Wien|
|Dr. Christina Jungfer
||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main|
|Dr. Gerhard Mestl||Clariant AG, Heufeld|
Dear poster authors, please note that registration fee cannot be waived . Please use the online registration.
If you are unable to present your poster 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.
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 contents of each poster into introduction, results and conclusions, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusions.
The poster should be legible from a distance of 2-3 meters. Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0-German Standard) vertically oriented. Therefore, please find the following specifications:
Please hang up your posters before the meeting officially starts. Poster tape will be provided by DECHEMA. The posters will be shown during the whole meeting and the abstracts will be published in the programme brochure.
Directions to DECHEMA: Please find a detailed description at www.dechema.de/location.
Parking capacities at DECHEMA are limited. Please also use public parking lots along Theodor-Heuss-Allee: Congress-Center-Messe (CMF) or at the fair tower (Messeturm).
The German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) is the platform for the entire German catalysis community in the area of research and application. Currently it has about 1100 members from industry and academia.GeCatS promotes the scientific and technical dialogue between industry, universities, non-university research institutes and research policy institutions and represents the interests of the catalysis community on a national and international level. The German Catalysis Society is supported by DECHEMA, VDI-GVC, GDCh, DGMK und DBG.
GeCatS Infoday is supported by the working group Process Analytical Technology
Process Analytical Technology is a joint Working Party of GDCh and DECHEMA.
Image source: © Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Bañares