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Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering


Energy efficiency and process acceleration for the chemical industry -
Smart Mini-Plants for the development of efficient continuous separation processes

In the ENPRO-SMekT joint project, continuous processing methods are being developed to produce special products on a mini-plant scale. In addition to apparatus development and demonstration for evaporation, continuous crystallization, and continuous solid/liquid separation with crystal washing, the focus is also on developing non-invasive measurement technology. The energy and resource requirements of innovative continuous separation processes are quantified with the aid of novel tools.

The image shows the scope of the ENPRO-SMekT project for cooling crystallization. © AD​/​BCI

Information on the project

Contact Prof. Dr. Norbert Kockmann
Professorship Laboratory of Equipment Design (AD/BCI)
Funding Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi), Projektträger Jülich (PTJ)
Partner TU Dortmund, Lehrstuhl für Anlagen- und Prozesstechnik (APT);
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik und Mechanik (MVM);
Karlsruhe Evonik Industries AG, Hanau HiTec Zang GmbH;
Herzogenrath SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik Halle GmbH, Halle/Saale
Term from 01.07.2014