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M. Sc. Marc Peters

Curriculum vitae

Marc Peters studied process engineering at the Hochschule Niederrhein (2009-2013). In addition, he completed his vocational training to qualify as a draftsman (2011) and gained first experiences at Babcock Borsig Steinmüller GmbH in Oberhausen in the department of heat technology and process engineering. Following this, he started studying chemical engineering at the TU Dortmund and earned a master’s degree with his thesis on the application of a phase contacting jet loop reactor for the biphasic aqueous hydroformylation. Since 2018 he is working as a research associate at the laboratory of industrial chemistry.


Research overview

Homogeneous transition metal catalysts offer several advantages compared to heterogeneous ones, e.g., higher activity and selectivity. Nevertheless, one hurdle to broader industrial application is the rather complicated downstream separation of the catalyst from the reaction media. Since separation is a crucial part of investment cost, energy efficient and mild recycling of the catalysts is needed. One strategy to tackle this issue is the application of Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) or – in a broader understanding - a membrane reactor.

Peters Membran

Despite several publications that demonstrate a proof of principle for different reaction systems, research so far is lacking a combined systematic approach with a chemist’s view on catalysis and the engineer’s view on the OSN separation unit. In our research, the industrially relevant reaction types metathesis (a), hydroformylation (b) and transfer hydrogenation (c) are investigated as case studies to develop a fast forward concept to enhance various homogeneously catalyzed reactions via OSN towards industrial application.

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Side projects contain molecular weight enlarged catalysts, for example with POSS-cages or host-guest complexes to further improve rejection without any restrictions regarding fluxes.


Follow the link to moodle to get further information about current student research projects: TC - Abschlussarbeiten

Conference posters
February 2020, Essen, DGMT Membrane Symposium, “Enhancing Metathesis Reaction Performance via Organic Solvent Nanofiltration” (Best Poster Award)
February 2020, Freising, Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik und Membrantechnik, “Enhancing Metathesis Reaction Performance via Organic Solvent Nanofiltration” (Best Poster Award)
September 2018, Aachen, ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 33. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, “Process Intensification via Organic Solvent Nanofiltration - Recent Developments in Homogeneous Catalyst Recovery”
March 2019, Potsdam, Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Fluidverfahrenstechnik und Membrantechnik, “Recovery of Homogeneous Catalysts - How to Test Suitable Membranes for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration?”
September 2019, Dresden, DGMK Conference: Circular Economy – A Fresh View on Petrochemistry, “Enhancing Metathesis Reaction Performance via Organic Solvent Nanofiltration”
October 2019, Enschede, 7th International Conference on Organic Solvent Nanofiltration, “Enhancing Transfer Hydrogenation Performance via Organic Solvent Nanofiltration”


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Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen

Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie

Geschossbau 1
Emil-Figgestr. 66
44227 Dortmund

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