Research projects

Research group Turek

StaR - Stack Revolution

StaR - Stack Revolution

In this project physical-chemical and electrochemical measurements with a gas diffusion electrode (GDE) are performed in order to use the GDE in a „hybrid“ alkaline water electrolysis cell.

DFG-Research group 2397

DFG-Research group 2397

Multiscale analysis of complex three-phase systems: oxygen reduction at gas diffusion electrodes in hydrous electrolyte.

Alkaline water electrolysis with gas diffusion electrodes

Alkaline water electrolysis with gas diffusion electrodes

In this project physical-chemical and electrochemical measurements with a gas diffusion electrode (GDE) are performed in order to use the GDE in a „hybrid“ alkaline water electrolysis cell.

Konzipierung eines High Power Redox Flow Stacks

Konzipierung eines High Power Redox Flow Stacks

Design, simulation and validation of flow-field concepts for novel, thin and flexible bipolar plates for use in vanadium redox flow batteries.

Dynamic methanation of carbon oxides

Dynamic methanation of carbon oxides

The methanation kinetics in the dynamic operation are studied with experimental and theoretical methods.

Oxygen-reduction at gas-diffusion electrodes in aqueous electrolyte

Oxygen-reduction at gas-diffusion electrodes in aqueous electrolyte

Physical-chemical analyses and electrochemical measuring methods are used to completely characterize GDE.

Evaluation and improvement of the flow in vanadium redox-flow batteries

Evaluation and improvement of the flow in vanadium redox-flow batteries

The aim is the improvement of the VFB performance by optimised flow field designs at simultaneous cost reduction.

Modeling the electrochemical CO2 reduction using gas diffusion electrodes

Modeling the electrochemical CO2 reduction using gas diffusion electrodes

The electrochemical reduction of CO2 is a promising process utilizing carbon dioxide as raw material. In the scope of this project a mathematical model for this process is developed.

ProMet - CO2 to Propene via eMethanol

ProMet - CO2 to Propene via eMethanol

The aim of this project is the development gas-diffusion electrodes for the electrochemical production of methanol from carbon dioxide.

Maleic anhydride synthesis in millistructured fixed-bed reactors

Maleic anhydride synthesis in millistructured fixed-bed reactors

The aim of this project is to develop a mathematical model of the process using experiments in a nearly isothermal reactor.

Organic redox-flow battery

Organic redox-flow battery

Development of a fully organic redox flow battery through targeted synthesis and characterization of water-soluble redox-active organic molecules

Catalytic Methanation of Carbon Dioxide

Catalytic Methanation of Carbon Dioxide

CO2 methanation is investigated both experimentally and theoretically with CFD simulations.

Research group Kunz

Metallo-FlowBat

Metallo-FlowBat

Development of an iron-based flow battery with aqueous alkaline electrolyte. The project includes the development of all components of the battery up to the production of a market-ready prototype.

DEMO-BioBZ

DEMO-BioBZ

The project "DEMO-BioBZ" deals with the scale up of the catalytic coating of gas diffusion electrodes and their electrochemical evaluation in microbial fuel cells.

Electrochemical bleach production

Electrochemical bleach production

Production of peracetic acid from electrochemically produced hydrogen peroxide and activator.

Research group Wehinger

Catalytic Methanation of Carbon Dioxide

Catalytic Methanation of Carbon Dioxide

CO2 methanation is investigated both experimentally and theoretically with CFD simulations.

Model-based Rapid Prototyping of Fixed Bed Reactor Particles

Model-based Rapid Prototyping of Fixed Bed Reactor Particles

The development of fixed bed reactor particeles is accelerated by simulation methods such as CFD and a rapid prototyping-based workflow (3D printing).