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Thermal Processes

Thermal processes are often very energy-intensive. Analysing such processes can provide information for making improvements so the process can be designed to be more efficient.

Core Area

In the area of thermal processes, the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE) therefore works on developing new technologies and improving existing processes. 


  • Hydrothermal methane production from agricultural biomass. Optimising the salt-separator vital in this process.
  • Contact drying particles as typically generated when producing speciality chemicals or active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Extrusion of tin-based solder. Producing permanently vacuum-tight insulated glazing for building energy-optimised houses.
  • Optimising the thermal balance in the production of aqueous dispersions