Working Group Biotechnology

Teamleader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. S. Kerzenmacher

  • Microbial fuel- and electrolysis cells, bio-electrosynthesis
  • Microbe-electrode interaction
  • Development of electrode materials
  • Up-Scaling and system integration
  • Bio-catalysts for synthesis & remediation

Working Group Application Development

Teamleader: Dr. rer. nat. S. Kurtz

  • development and testing of novel process combinations for
    • wastewater treatment and water purification
    • bioeconomy and resource recovery
    • membrane separation processes (e.g. membrane distillation, membrane bioreactors)
  • development and operation of test facilities/pilot plants
  • upscaling and systems integration
  • ecological and economical evaluations
Taylor Droplet Pressure Distribution

Working Group Micro Process Engineering & Mass Transfer

Teamleader: Dr.-Ing. U. Mießner

  • Experimental analysis and modeling of local multiphase flow effects
  • Mass transfer in multiphase flows with and without superimposed biological or chemical reaction
  • Microscopic multiphase flows (Taylor-droplets and bubbles)
  • Laser measurement technology for hydrodynamics and mass transfer