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Abbildung: Zusammensetzung der Apparaturen aus einzelnen Grundoperationen: CSTR, Jetloop, Taylor Couette Reaktor, TMS, MWE/Membrane, Biphasic Immobilization

CSTR + Mixer settler + Distillation

CSTR + Mixer settler + Destillation Apparat

Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) facilitate rapid dilution of reagents through mixing. As opposed to PFRs, the performance of CSTRs is less susceptible to changes in the influent composition, which makes it ideal for a variety of industrial applications.

Mixer settlers are a class of mineral process equipment used in the solvent extraction process. A mixer settler consists of a first stage that mixes the phases together followed by a quiescent settling stage that allows the phases to separate by gravity.

Components are seperated from a liquid mixture by using selective boiling and condensation (Distillation).

CSTR + Membrane filtration

Abbildung von CSTR + Membrane filtration

Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) facilitate rapid dilution of reagents through mixing. As opposed to PFRs, the performance of CSTRs is less susceptible to changes in the influent composition, which makes it ideal for a variety of industrial applications.

Membrane filtration is a method of separating particles in liquid solutions or gas mixtures. The semi-permeable membrane acts as a barrier which retains larger particles, while allowing smaller molecules to pass through the membrane into the permeate.

CSTR + Ex situ extraction with decanter

Abbildung von CSTR + Katalysator Immobilisierung mit Dekanter

Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) facilitate rapid dilution of reagents through mixing. As opposed to PFRs, the performance of CSTRs is less susceptible to changes in the influent composition, which makes it ideal for a variety of industrial applications.

Extraction is any separation process in which one or more components are dissolved out of a mixture of substances with the aid of an extraction agent. Extraction is used when distillation or rectification are not an option or the extraction process is more cost-effective.

CSTR + Catalyst immobilization with decanter

Abbildung von CSTR + Ex Situ Extraktion mit Dekanter

Continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR) facilitate rapid dilution of reagents through mixing. As opposed to PFRs, the performance of CSTRs is less susceptible to changes in the influent composition, which makes it ideal for a variety of industrial applications.

The benefits of using immobilized catalysts in industrial processes include potential for decreased metal contamination in products and waste streams and the ability to easily recover and reuse the catalysts, both of which can decrease the cost of a synthesis.

Jetloop + Membrane reactor

Jetloop und Membranreaktor

Membrane reactors have evident advantages over conventional biological or chemical processes. These advantages are lower footprint, easiness of automation and operation, handling with higher organic loadings.

Jet loop reactors (JLRs) have many advantages over classical reactors such as, simple construction, lower construction and operation costs, more circulation under the same energy input, no moving part in the reactor, easy transferfrom pilot scale to industrial scale.

Jetloop + Biphasic Immobilization

Abbildung von Jetloop + zweiphasischer Immobilisation

TMS in a Taylor–Couette reactor (TCR)

Abbildung von TMS in einem Taylor–Couette Reaktor (TCR)

The Taylor-Couette reactor (TCR) is an apparatus that capitalizes on the Taylor-Couette flow, which allows many flow regimes and conditions to perform (bio-)chemical conversions with precise control of various reactor characteristics.

Thermomorphic Multiphase Systems (TMS) ensure a homogeneous reaction in a monophasic reaction mixture at reaction temperature and the recovery of the homogeneous transition-metal catalyst through liquid–liquid separation at a lower separation temperature.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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