Institute of Plant and Process Technology
The Institute of Plant and Process Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klein, deals with various aspects of process design, process synthesis, and sizing of process engineering plants. This includes the use of both experimental investigations on a laboratory and pilot plant scale, as well as theoretical methods of modeling and simulation and state-of-the-art models from the field of machine learning and high-performance computing.
To meet current challenges, the institute is concerned with innovative process- and equipment-specific design methods for thermal basic operations and the optimization of process engineering processes. Specific topics include increasing efficiency and flexibility of energy-intensive processes, as well as researching broad application possibilities of promising technologies such as additive manufacturing and hydrogen.
Current research focuses include, among others, the production, storage, and application of hydrogen. Thermodynamic models and dynamic simulation, for example in the form of digital twins, as well as experimental validation, are used methodically. In the HyNEAT project, the institute will use this expertise to technically model component and overall systems.