Research

It is our goal to develop high temperature recycling processes to enable a climate neutral circular economy for organic and mineral wastes.
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Our major competences in thermochemical process research and technology development include pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, calcination and hydrothermal conversion of mixed solid residues to chemical feedstocks and construction materials as well as mineral materials characterization and particles characterization and deposition at high temperatures.

We combine these competencies to develop resource and energy efficient waste-to-product process chains. We use a multiscale approach from lab to pilot scale to understand and model the individual process steps for scale-up to industry application. Based on this, we evaluate techno-economical and ecological performance and engage in technology transfer with research partners and in cooperation with partners from industry.

Please visit our projects to learn more about ongoing activities.

VergasungstechnologieKIT
Gasification Technology

Prof. Thomas Kolb

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MineralogieKIT
Technical Mineralogy

Dr. Peter Stemmermann

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VerbrennungstechnologieKIT
Aerosols and Particles

Dr. Hans-Joachim Gehrmann

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Ener­gie­tech­ni­kumKIT
Operations Pilot Plants

Dr.-Ing. Bernd Zimmerlin

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Pilot Plants

Vergasungstechnologie KIT
Gas­ifi­cation
Technische Mineralogie KIT
Tech­nical Min­eral­ogy
Verbrennungstechnologie KIT
Com­bus­tion
STYX KIT
Pyro­lysis
bioliq Luftaufnahme KIT
Gas Treat­ment
Aerosol
Aerosol- und Particle Tech­no­logie