Components for high performance

Ceramics in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Process Engineering

Helmut Mayer (FRIATEC AG/DE), Chairman of the Technical Committee, welcomed 40 attendees, who together discussed the eight papers. Representing Merck, U. Kätzel spoke on the “Use of cer­amic membranes in organophilic nano­filtration of speciality chemicals” and C. Handrosch on “Ceramic-based pearlescent pigments – production and application”. From Fraunhofer IKTS/DE, M. Jahn spoke on “Novel ceramic carrier structures for use in heterogeneous catalysis”. I. Voigt (Fraunhofer IKTS) explained the further developments of “Inorganic membranes based on gas separation”. G. Pracht (FRIATEC-Rheinhütte) presented “Pumps made of Frikorund ceramic” and discussed their properties profile compared to pumps made of metal alloys and plastics in processes in the chemicals industry.
L. Abahmana (ESK/DE) explained the performance of “Ekasic ceramic flow reactors for chemical production under harsh conditions”.
The topic of ceramic components in measurement and control systems was discussed by R. Inauen (Aquasant/CH) with his report on the “Use of ceramic materials in impedance measurement technology”; A. Tuan Tham (Endress+Hauser/CH) spoke on “Ceramic pressure sensors for process measurement technology”. The series of talks was rounded off with a tour of the plant and company museum. At the event in November 2014, the Technical Committee will focus on the topic of cer­amic components in plant and machine engineering.

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