The Institute for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering (ICTV) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) carries out research in four areas of process engineering: (i) fouling and cleaning, (ii) innovative plants and system engineering, (iii) sustainable production concepts as well as (iv) pharmaceutical and biotechnological processes. Research in the field of fouling and cleaning aims at a fundamental understanding of mechanisms that govern deposition and removal of species on a surface. Based on this, strategies are derived that mitigate or eliminate fouling or may enhance effective cleaning. Recent projects in the field of fouling and cleaning focus on the cleaning strategies that enforce cleaning-in-place (CIP) and sterilization-in-place (SIP) technologies, especially in food processing plants as well as in micro processing equipment. TUBS has also expertise in the ecological assessment of chemical production processes and hydrodynamic simulations (CFD) of single and multiphase flows.
Participating members from ICTV in POMACEA:
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Augustin
Wolfgang Augustin is academic director and head of the research group on fouling and cleaning and is active in the area since more than 25 years. He has conducted and directed research projects on fouling and cleaning in various fields of fouling, such as crystallisation fouling, biofouling, particulate fouling and fouling in food processing. He has special expertise in hydrodynamics for fouling mitigation and enhanced cleaning. He is author of over 100 scientific papers and gave more than 150 presentations on conferences and workshops.
Dipl.-Ing. Nathalie Gottschalk
Nathalie Gottschalk is research assistant at the Institute for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering and member of the research group on fouling and cleaning. She received her Dipl.-Ing. degree in Food Technology from Technical University of Berlin in 2013. For more than three years she is working on non-thermal decontamination methods, fouling mitigation and cleaning in food processing.
Dr.-Ing. Stephan Scholl
Stephan Scholl is full professor for Chemical and Thermal Process Engineering and head of the respective institute at TU Braunschweig, which he joined in 2002 after 11 years with BASF SE. His areas of interest are heat transfer and separation processes for thermally as well as mechanically sensitive products. He is a member of four national working groups and member of one Editorial Board. He holds several patents and has published one book chapter and over 100 scientific papers.