The research activities in the field of process engineering are extremely diverse. These include, for example, the development of energy storage technology. The importance of energy storage and its expansion are central elements for our future. Solutions for recycling and disposal (recycling technology) must also be further developed.
The topic of microplastics in water, their origin, composition and effects on the environment is also very important and is being analysed in student projects.
There is also a focus on the development of nanoscale materials and applications in connection with process and measurement technology for the treatment and conservation of written cultural assets. This includes the deacidification and stabilisation of these archival materials.
The use of the process engineering laboratories is not limited to the laboratory courses offered during the semester, but also offers students, for student projects, Bachelor's and Master's theses, space and equipment for practical experiments (see also Brau-AG).
Biological process engineering (e.g. biogas) benefits greatly from the mechanical and thermal facilities of our laboratories.
Analyses and investigations for questions of other cross-faculty areas are also supported by our facilities.