Chemical and biochemical Reaction Technology
Chemical and biochemical conversion is the basic technology which defines the process industries. New technologies influence equipment and plant design as well as material and product sustainability requirements. Progress in catalyst development, electrification of reactions and integrated (“hybrid”) process steps define all further engineering and design activities. The ongoing pursuit of better energy and resource efficiency and reduction of the environmental footprint has forced the pace of new process development. Innovative techniques such as high-throughput production and micro processes are vital to this research. Integration of chemical and biotechnology process steps combining the best of both worlds is currently a major trend.