The research at the Institute for Reactive Flows and Diagnostics is focused on chemically reactive flows with relevance for transportation, energy conversion and chemical engineering applications. Various advanced optical measurement techniques are exploited to gain a detailed understanding of the underlying physical-chemical processes linked to transport, chemical conversion and interphase phenomena. In cooperation with other scientists, mathematical models for describing chemically reactive flows are improved and the comprehensive experimental data are used for validation of numerical simulation tools.
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Researchers at TU Darmstadt are studying the future of solid fuel power plants which are ready to employ CO2 storage of their fuel gas using the Oxy-fuel combustion method.
In this video, we employ the PIV method to measure the velocity of particles and their surrounding gas phase which helps simulations in need of validation data.