Laboratory of Thermal Process Engineering

The Laboratory of Thermal Process Engineering was established in November 2017 as a part of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Grützner.

The group deals with questions related to new thermal separation processes. At the moment, multiple dividing wall columns, rotating separation devices and additive manufacturing are the main topics of our research. Within our work theoretical and experimental methods are contributing equally to reach our goal of deepened process understanding. The research interests of our group are triggered by the megatrends energy efficiency, modularization and flexibilization of chemical production processes. In this context we are attempting to close the gap between fundamental and application oriented research, keeping an eye on industrial relevance.