Berlin  /  September 17, 2023  -  September 21, 2023

ECCE 2023

14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

At 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, we will be showcasing selected developments from our Division Chemistry. The focus is on our flow chemistry technologies such as flow photochemistry, electrochemical synthesis and reactive intermediates. We present the modular reactor concept pursued within the Fraunhofer lighthouse project "ShaPID" to the visitors.

Visit us at the Fraunhofer joint booth. Make an appointment and get in touch with our experts in industry-relevant research.

Our topic: Modular reactors

The Fraunhofer lighthouse project “ShaPID” aims to demonstrate that sustainable, green chemistry can be achieved through innovations in process intensification and digitalization.

Specifically adapted reactor technology like milli- and microstructured reactors enable a precisely control of the conditions of continuous chemical production processes. By this, limitations of conventional equipment are overcome and laying the basis for process intensification.

The modular reactor concept followed in the project allows different individual adaptations to specific process needs while also addressing scale-up for reaching higher production rates.

Amongst other features of the reactor concept, different modules can be operated either individually or connected in series and the flow path within the modules can be altered by different distributor plates determining the number of channels in use and their sequence. The design freedom attained by additive manufacturing for the distributor plates plays hereby an essential role.

A first large range of different modules have been realized to cover both lab scale investigations but also the piloting trials for different reactive intermediates in the ShaPID demonstrator case “Efficient Building Blocks” targeting throughput ranges up to several liters per hour and residence times in the range of a few minutes.

Our presentations and posters

“Flexible and Scalable Electrochemical Microreactor Concept: Synthesis of Hydrocarbons from Fatty Acids via Kolbe-Electrolysis”
Speaker: Dr. Nils Baumgarten
When: September 19, 2023 - 02:45 pm
Topic: G - Tools and Toolkits for Chemical and biochemical reactors

“Adaption of a flexible and scalable electrochemical microreactor concept to formate synthesis from CO₂”
Speaker: Dr. Nils Baumgarten
When: September 20, 2023 - 12:25 pm
Topic: E - Faster and more selective

“Cascade reactions in continuous flow: a novel process window in fine chemicals synthesis”
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Rehm:
When: September 20, 2023 - 03:05 pm
Topic: D - Matter in Motion

“Development and application of modular microreactors in context of modular production units for specialty chemical production”
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Löb
When: September 21, 2023 - 09:50 am
Topic: D - Matter in Motion

Poster presentation:
“Selective Decarboxylative Mono- and Difluorination of ß-Keto acids in Continuous Flow Mode”
Presenter: Egzon Cermjani  | Authors: Egzon Cermjani, Dr. Christoph Deckers | Dr. Thomas Rehm
Topic: Poster D1 - Continuous processes