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Head of Research Group

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Alexander Reichhold

Research Group: Fluidized Bed Systems & Refinery Technology

Head: Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Alexander Reichhold

Since more than ten years Prof. Alexander Reichhold is working in research on fluidized bed and refinery technology. He is member of the board of the Austrian Society of Petroleum Science. His main research work is applied development, analysis and optimization of processes in the field of chemical engineering. One of the most important aspects is the implementation of experimental data from laboratory and pilot plants into a scale up process leading to results applicable to plants of industrial size.

Key areas

Scientific work on processes in the fields of:

  • Refinery Technology (Fluid Catalytic Cracking, heterogeneous catalytic processes, alkylation, dehydrating)

  • Fuel Technology (fossil oils, coke, oils from biological sources)

  • Steal Making Technology (treatment of converter dust, agglomeration, sintering, chemical reaction behaviour)

  • Environmental Technology (biomass, vapour recovery, emissions, CO, NO x )

with emphasis on Fluidized Bed Technology and special respect to applicability and scale up to industrial size.