Facilities of the Chair of Reaction Engineering

from left to right: SCR test bench, high pressure trickle bed reactor, multi spectroscopy test bench











  • Several laboratory benches for catalytic tests in synthetic exhaust and flue gases at flow rates of 0.5-30 l/min (STP); catalysts can be used in form of honeycombs, powders, granules or sheets
  • Continuous trickle bed reactor for heterogeneous catalytic reactions under high pressure (150 bar)
  • Laboratory benches for high pressure reactions such as Fisch-Tropsch synthesis, methanol synthesis and methanation
  • Soot generator for production of realistic diesel model exhaust and for tests of DPF systems; soot production: 0.3-3 mg/min; flow rate: 3-80 l/min
  • Laboratory bench for AdBlue processing
  • Diesel engine test bench (1.5 litre direct injection diesel engine) for investigations on exhaust gas catalysts under practical conditons
  • Flame Spray Pyrolysis bench for synthesis of nano-sized catalysts
  • Special reactors for kinetic studies
  • Standard gas analytics (e.g. FTIR, NDIR, MS, GC/FID, GC/MS)
  • Detailed analytical techniques for complex mixtures of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons  (GC/FID, GC/MS, GC/WLD, DHA standard)
  • 57Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy
  • XPS
  • ATR-IR spectroscopy
  • In situ DRIFT, DRUV/VIS and RAMAN spectroscopy with coupled MS gas phase analytics
  • Isotopic studies (e.g. SSITKA)
  • Surface and bulk analytics for solids, e.g. HTPR, H2-TPD, NH3-TPD; BET, Hg porosimetry and XRD at the EVT section
  • Batch and semi-continuous autoclaves
  • Special distillation rigs
  • Thermobalance for high pressure reactions (together with EVT section)
  • Calorimeter for gas and liquid reactions
  • High resolution liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Titration apparatus
    - Apparatus for characterisation of liquid fuels according to DIN and ASTM
    - Boiling behaviour (Engler method)
    - Cold filtrability (CFPP)
    - Soxhlet extraction
    - Knock resistance of gasoline fuel (test engine)
    - Temperature-viscosity behaviour