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The Institute of Separation Science & Technology performs cutting-edge research in the various areas of separation science.

Key research fields are adsorption and the rigorous textural characterization of nanoporous adsorbent materials. Within this framework we investigate the phase and wetting behavior of fluids in pores/adsorbent interfaces, and focus on the surface and pore structural characterization of nanoporous materials. A main goal is to build a link between adsorption properties and characteristics of adsorbents, with processes and applications in important areas, such as gas- and energy storage, separations, and heterogeneous catalysis. Another major research area is systematic process design. Here, sound experimental characterization is combined with state-of-the-art theoretical and computer-based methods to develop advanced processes and materials for challenging separations by, e.g., preparative chromatography, gas adsorption, and membrane technologies. Applications range from fine chemicals, over (bio)pharmaceuticals, to bulk products.
These fields of work are complemented by research activities in the areas of Energy Thermodynamics, and High Pressure Processes.

The Institute of Separation Science and Technology (TVT) (under the leadership of Carola Schlumberger and Prof. Matthias Thommes), the CRC 1411 Design of Particulate Products and the ProcessNet research group Adsorption organized a PhD Seminar Adsorption from September 29 – 30, 2022 in Erlangen (Ger...

The ProcessNet Annual Meeting Adsorption took place on November 7 in Duisburg, Germany. Simon Eder talked about his current research results on “Aspects of Gas Storage: Effect of Confinement on Supercritical Adsorption Behavior” (authors: Simon Eder, Matthias Thommes). Carola Schlumberger presented ...

From 6th September to 9th September 2022 the Edinburgh-Erlangen School of Adsorption (EESA) will take place at the University of Edinburgh. The school is organized by Prof. Matthias Thommes and Prof. Stefano Brandani.