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Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering

AiF - Microfluidic reaction calorimeter

Software-guided microfluidic reaction calorimeter for experimental feasibility studies with industrially available plate reactors

The task of the project is the experimental development of a software-guided, microfluidic reaction calorimeter based on Peltier elements and commercially available microreactors with a simulation-based workflow for the rapid and reliable characterization of strongly exothermic reactions with respect to their thermodynamic and kinetic parameters. Feasibility studies with published test reactions and chemical reactions from partner companies will demonstrate the applicability and transferability of the developed calorimeter concept. Automation of the overall concept will bring further time and cost savings in chemical process development under safe conditions.

The image shows the parts of the microfluidic reaction calorimeter. © AD​/​BCI

Information on the project

Contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Kockmann
Professorship Laboratory of Equipment Design (AD/BCI)

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AiF)

Forschungs-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik e.V. (GVT)


BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen

Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik GmbH, Wendelsheim

Evonik Technology & lnfrastructure GmbH, Marl

Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal

HiTec Zang GmbH, Herzogenrath

HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH, Schwerin

INBUREX Consulting GmbH, Hamm

lnfraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG, Frankfurt am Main

Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, Berlin

Little Things Factory GmbH, Elsoff

MMTGmbH, Siegen

Pergan GmbH, Bocholt

Term from 01.10.2019