A new Dr.-Ing. has been born!

(left to right): Dean Prof. Fieback, Graduate Dr.-Ing. Schaldach, Prof. Braeuer
Dr.-Ing. Katja Schaldach successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on June, 22nd, 2022. As a consequence, the title Dr.-Ing. was bestowed on her by the faculty 4 on behalf of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

The title of her thesis is “mechanical and thermal conversion of agricultural by-products for the generation of pelletized adsorbents”.

Dr.-Ing. Katja Schaldach joined the ITUN-Team as doctoral researcher in 2015 and since has been investigating into the mechanical, thermal and chemical treatment of agricultural by-products for their conversion into pelletized adsorbents. The target was (and has been achieved) the generation of pelletized adsorbents which are competitive to commercially available pelletized activated carbons. From her research some publications resulted:

  • Aktivierung und Formgebung zur Verbesserung der Eigenschaften von Adsorbentien aus Agrarreststoffen
    (K. Schaldach, V. Herdegen, H.-W. Schröder, J.-U. Repke; Chemie Ingenieur Technik 89 (2017) 12, S. 1669-1678, DOI: 10.1002/cite.201700064)

  • Agglomerationstechnik auf der ACHEMA 2018
    (L. Lohmeier, K. Schaldach, F. Fehse, H.-W. Schröder; Chemie Ingenieur Technik 90 (2018) 12, S. 1998-2003, DOI: 10.1002/cite.201800155)

  • A concept for an integrated process scheme for by-products from rice and sugarcane processing
    (K. Schaldach, H.-W. Schröder, V. Herdegen, D. N. Vinh; Chemie Ingenieur Technik 92 (2020) 11, S. 1790-1796, DOI: 10.1002/cite.202000088)

  • K. Schaldach, V. Herdegen, A.S. Braeuer, Do Nang Vinh, Nguyen Van Toan, Le Van Tam „Sustainable value added material use of occurring by-products from sugar and rice production in Vietnam”
    Science of the Total Environment (2022), 835, 155414,
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155414