SFB1615 - Projekt A07

Since October 2023, the DFG Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich) SFB 1615 SMART Reactors has been established at TUHH, in which IMEK is actively involved in subprojects A02 and A07. Leveraging their expertise in impedance measurement technology and general circuit development, existing reactor controls are set to be expanded and automated.

We are facing the societal challenge of transitioning economic and production chains from fossil resources to sustainable and renewable ones. However, these resources can vary in availability and quality seasonally and geologically. Society urgently needs processes and reactors that can adapt flexibly to fluctuating resource properties. To enable such adaptation, a very high level of process control is required: pressures, temperatures, concentrations, and dispersed phases must be continuously and in situ monitored in the reactors using suitable sensors. As part of the collaborative research center, we aim to address this issue and enable SMART Reactors through fundamental research. In the future, SMART Reactors will convert sustainable renewable resources into various products (multi-purpose) in a more sustainable manner and operate autonomously (self-adjusting), resulting in more resilient processes that are better transferable between scales and locations. To achieve our vision, interdisciplinary collaboration between process engineering, materials science, and electrical engineering, along with physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and data scientists from the Technical University of Hamburg and five research institutions, allows the pooling of expertise and access to unique experimental facilities. Through this website, we aim to provide you with insights into individual subprojects, publications related to the CRC, upcoming events, and career opportunities within the collaborative research center.



Smart Particles

In project A07, novel Lagrange sensor particles are being developed to enable the measurement of temperature, humidity, and applied coating thickness during fluidized bed spray granulation based on impedance spectroscopy. The initial prototype is not expected to exceed a size of 25 mm, with further miniaturization down to 5 mm being achieved through the design and manufacturing of an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The particle's position is measured using a magnetic particle tracking setup, which is adapted for the first time to a fluidized bed spray granulation process.


Ansprechpartner: Maximilian Becker