Renewable Energies
The chair of thermal process engineering is established and successfull in the research of heat and mass transfer in particle systems and porous media. Because of the existing problems in todays power generation e.g. climate change, scarcity of  resscources and final diposal of nuclear waste, the competitives of the chair should be used to develop more efficient technologies for sustainable energy supply.
To realize this idea we are focussing on biomass gasification and combustion. Here our aim is to get to know these conversion processes in more detail in order to control for higher efficiency and lower pollutant emission.

Experience shows that the fluidized bed technology is the most efficient way for thermo-chemical conversion of  particulate fuels. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for .... that already dealed with different applications in this field, we derive theoretical models and simulate the different processes. Later it is possible to compare simulation results with the data we get from experiments in a fluidized bed reactor for biomass conversion, which will be controlled on the basis of the dynamic models. Read more about this research here.

Another part of our engagement in this field is the contribution in the multi-disciplinary project VIERforES which has been initiated to build a virtual reality for visualizing complex systems, for example different energy plants. So it will be possible to monitore all these parallel processes, make predictions and control each of them in correspondence to the demand of the electrical network. For a decentralized system of  power plants it is important to be able to react soon to increase the safety of each plant and by this to guarantee a stable network supplying the people.

Another important aspect of  a new energy system application is the storage of thermal energy. For the long-term success of renewable energies -- especially in the sector of solar power plants or for the improvement of energy efficiency --, heat storage is a very relevant issue.
For this reason the chair of thermal process engineering strives its efforts toward research on heat storage. An important aim is the design of a dipersive material that can be used as heat storing media. Using fluidized bed technology heat can then be transferred from for example hot gas, industrial waste heat or high temperature solar plants to the heat storing particles.

Regarding the future demands on the energy sector and the necessity of its restructure it is important to initiate endeavours in the field of energy process engineering in addition to conventional research on product oriented process design.
Dates
University Course Drying 2020
30.03.2020 - 02.04.2020 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2019
04.11.2019 - 07.11.2019 in Hamburg
News
Appreciation of the research work at the chair with title page of the journal Processes (MDPI)
First project meeting Wigratec InterSpiN
Award for Maciej Jaskulski
Cluster WIGRATEC enters the next round
Arun S. Mujumdar Medal for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Award for best oral presentation
Award for best oral presentation for Christoph Neugebauer on Population Balance Modeling Conference 2018
Faculty Prize 2018
Award for Prof. E. Tsotsas
Honorary Professorship of UCTM, Sofia, for Prof. Tsotsas
University Course Drying 2018
19. March -- 22. March 2018 in Magdeburg
University Course Fluidization Technology 2017
6. - 9. November 2017 in Hamburg
Award on Conference
Best Research Award for Sayali Zarekar on IDS in Gifu, Japan
Award on Conference
Best Poster Award for Christian Rieck at PARTEC 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany
Award on Conference
Best poster award for Vesselin Idakiev at national conference
Award on Conference
Best Presentation Awards on Nordic Baltic Drying Conference 2015
ECCE 2015
27. September - 01. October 2015 in Nice, France
Granulation Workshop 2015
1st July - 3rd July 2015 in Sheffield, UK
University Course Drying 2016
29. March -- 01. April 2016 in Magdeburg
Extension of the Research Training Group 1554
Extension of the funding period for 4.5 years
Award on annual conference
Award for best poster presentation goes to Maryam Dadkhah
Modern Drying Technology Vol. 3
Prof. E. Tsotsas in CES Top 20 Reviewer 2010
Award on Asia Pacific Drying Conference
VDI Ehrenring für Jun.-Prof. Mirko Peglow
University Course Drying 2014
Fundamentals and Applications of Drying Technology