The research activities are characterized to a large extent by the application and development of modern methods of information processing as well as model-based approaches in process and plant engineering.
Great importance is attached to a well-founded theoretical analysis of research topics with subsequent, closely coupled, experimental validation. For this purpose, on the one hand, numerous test and measuring facilities as well as systems for automatic data acquisition and storage and event documentation on laboratory and pilot plant scale are available.
On the other hand, the institute has a wide range of commercial modelling and simulation tools. Thus, high importance is attached to our quality requirements for the research projects.