Impulse project 4 in the LaNDER³ joint project is dedicated to the development of a reactor to implement the Sabatier process. Here, carbon dioxide and hydrogen are converted into methane.
First, a suitable concept for heat management is to be developed. Since this is a high-temperature process and will be integrated into an existing plant, the networking and control of the entire system must be coordinated. Reactor development is taking place during the same period, which means that the findings of the heat management concept can and must be incorporated into the design of the plant.
After construction of the reactor, the developed system is tested. The resulting results will be used for initial approaches to process optimization. As a result, the system is to be integrated into the existing modular high-performance biogas system at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences. Through further test runs, necessary data for upscaling are available to support the system integration.
After final adjustments and adaptations of the two systems, Sabatier reactor and modular high-performance biogas plant, a long-term test of 1,000 hours will take place, where the economy and efficiency of the concept will be tested.
This project is carried out in cooperation with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg. Subject-specific support is provided here by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jan Ingo Flege, head of the department of applied physics and semiconductor spectroscopy, and his team with their expertise on the sabating process. Find more information here