Netsch Netsch

M.Sc. Niklas Netsch

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Institut für Technische Chemie (ITC)
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Department Pyrolysis / Gas Treatment


Research Topics:

PhD Thesis: Product optimization via selective process control in the pyrolysis of mixed plastics.

  • Investigation of the thermal degradation of thermoplastics and mixed plastics in inert atmosphere
  • Experimental investigations on the catalytic pyrolysis of polyolefins and polyolefin-rich plastic waste
  • Characterization of solid, liquid and gaseous pyrolysis products
  • Development of GC and NMR methods for detailed analysis of pyrolysis gases and pyrolysis condensates
  • Modeling the pyrolysis characteristics of thermoplastic polymer blends


Scientific CV:

since June 2019 Research assistant at Institute for Technical Chemistry
2016 - 2019 M.Sc. Chemical and Process Engineering at KIT. Topic of Master thesis: Experimental investigation of catalyst deactivation and end product properties in mild hydroprocessing of Fischer-Tropsch waxes
2013 - 2016 B.Sc. Chemical and Process Engineering at KIT. Topic: Investigation on the combustion and subsequent provision of samples of ground nanocomposite material



  • Recycling of polystyrene-based external thermal insulation composite systems – application of combined mechanical and chemical recyclingetsch, N.; Simons, M.; Feil, A.; Leibold, H.; Richter, F.; Slama, J.; Yogish, S. P.; Greiff, K.; Stapf, D.
    2022, Waste Management, 150, 141-150. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2022.07.001
  • Chemical Conversion of Fischer-Tropsch Waxes and Plastic Waste Pyrolysis Condensate to Lubricating Oil and Potential Steam Cracker Feedstocks
    Neuner, P.; Graf, D.; Netsch, N.; Zeller, M.; Herrmann, T.C.; Stapf, D.; Rauch, R.
    2022, Reactions, 3(3), 352-373. doi: 10.3390/reactions3030026
  • Katalytische Pyrolyse polyolefinreicher Kunststoffabfälle
    Netsch, N.; Richter, F.; Fraaije, V.; Mannebach, G.; Mihan, S.; Stapf, D.
    2022, Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppe "Hochtemperaturtechnik" (2022), Bamberg, Deutschland, 30. März – 1. April 2022. doi: 10.5445/IR/1000148331
  • Chemical Recycling of Mixed Plastic Wastes by Pyrolysis – Pilot Scale Investigations
    Zeller, M.; Netsch, N.; Richter, F.; Lebold, H.; Stapf, D.
    2021, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 93, 11. doi: 10.1002/cite.202100102
  • Chemisches Recycling kunststoffhaltiger Abfälle – Das Potenzial der Pyrolyse
    Zeller, M.; Leibold, N.; Netsch, N.; Richter, F.; Stapf, D.
    2021, Berliner Abfallwirtschafts- und Energiekonferenz (2021), Berlin, Deutschland, 10.-11. Juni 2021. doi:10.5445/IR/100012684