Prof. Michael Harasek

Title: Application of Modelling and Simulation to Improve Resource Efficiency for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals

 

Michael Harasek Is the leader of the research group Thermal Process Engineering – Computational Fluid Dynamics and supervises 14 PhD candidates at the moment. His research topics are separations engineering (thermal process engineering), combined heat and mass transfer; membrane technology (gas permeation, pervaporation, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, electrodialysis and hybrid processes); process control, automation of complex separation processes; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for process engineering applications, modelling of reactive and multiphase systems, transient flows, custom model development; experimental fluid dynamics for the validation of CFD and the determination of boundary conditions using Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), particle dynamics analyzers (PDA), particle image velocimetry (PIV) and related methods. He has been project manager for several successful projects in order to develop and demonstrate biogas upgrading processes and to separate of hydrogen from producergas of a biogas combustion by membrane technology.