ElektroWirbel - Schließung industrieller Stoffkreisläufe durch neue elektrochemische Wirbelbettreaktoren

Bild Forschungsprojekt
Period: 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019

Covestro Deutschland AG, Leverkusen, Deutschland

Evonik Industries AG

FuMA-Tech GmbH

Fraunhofer ISC-IWKS

KIT Karlsruhe

DWI Leibniz-Institut für interaktive Materialien


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Projektträger: VDI Technologiezentrum

Project Manager: Christian Abt
Research Group: Electrochemistry

The electrochemical stirred reactor systems on the basis of magnetic particles represent a new reactor concept by which it should be possible to purify industrial waste water containing organic residues effectively, sustainably and economically.

The innovation consists of the first time combination of a magnetically stirred reactor with electrochemical polarization.

The main aims of the project are:

  • Design of a laboratory reactor cell with 3-electrode assembly which enables the operation of the reactor in a continuous flow.
  • Desalination of waste water with low salinity
  • Potential driven adsorption of organics onto the magnetic particles by varying the operation parameters.
  • Regeneration of the magnetic particles
  • Endurance tests to study the stability of the particles and elucidation of deterioration mechanism.
  • Conception and Operation of the demonstrators at the location of the industrial partners

The successful development of an electrochemical magnetically stirred reactor opens up various applications, for example microbiological electrosynthesis, water softening, treatment of particle and/or fiber containing medias, electro organic synthesis, processing brackish water, elimination of trace substances in sewage plants or the recovery of valuable materials like heavy metal ions out of process waste water.



Head of the group

Dr. Klaus-Michael Mangold

Tel.: +49 69 / 7564-327
E-mail: mangold 


DEPuty HEad of the Group

Dr. Markus Stöckl

Tel.: +49 69 / 7564-642

E-mail: stöckl





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