Welcome to the Professorship EVT
Energy Process Engineering and Thermal Waste Treatment
Our educational and research profile is focused on the efficient and sustainable use of fossil and renewable energy raw materials by thermo-chemical conversion processes. A wide variety of products can be obtained from these processes such as electricity, heat, synthetic products for the chemical industry or transportation fuels as well as metallurgical coke or adsorbents for environmental applications.
Numerous facilities and sophisticated equipment, ranging from lab analysis equipment to pilot-scale test plants, is applied to investigate and develop related processes and products. Besides manifold experimental work, mathematical and scientific modeling and simulation of conversion processes, e.g. by means of conventional or high-performance computing, are of high importance to our research. Thereby, we do not only reflect single processes but address the whole process chain into which these processes are integrated. In this way, it is possible to evaluate, optimize and improve existing technologies on the one hand and, on the other hand, derive new approaches at reduced experimental effort in a shorter time.
Our fields of research are reflected by our educational profile, as well. The professorship is responsible for student education in the study course process engineering with its specialization energy process engineering. Besides that, a large number of lectures and seminars related to energy and fuel conversion processes is offered to other study courses. In this context, practical relevance of the lecture content is of high importance. In addition to student education, we offer qualification courses to companies with the courses being hold in English language and focusing on synthesis gas generation and thermochemical conversion processes.
Considering our research, the professorship EVT belongs to strongest in Germany with regard to third-party funds. A large number of small and large research projects covering the fields of fundamental and applied research is being initiated and performed often in collaboration with our numerous partners from scientific institutions and industry, e.g. VIRTUHCON and DER. Besides that, we actively develop a network involving our scientific and industrial partners, e.g. ERN or DBI Bergakademie. One of the highlights is the International “Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies” being an internationally visible conference organized every two years and attracting a well-mixed international audience from science and industry in our field of work.
Further information related to the eight groups conducting research at the professorship, our staff, equipment and facilities, our student education and topics for term papers, bachelor, master and diploma theses as well as news is provided on the following pages of our web site.