Material Treatment in the Pulsation Reactor—From Flame Spray Pyrolysis to Industrial Scale

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Current challenges in the areas of health care, environmental protection, and, especially, the mobility transition have introduced a wide range of applications for specialized high-performance materials. Hence, this paper presents a novel approach for designing materials with flame spray pyrolysis on a lab scale and transferring the synthesis to the pulsation reactor for mass production while preserving the advantageous material properties of small particle sizes and highly specific surface areas. A proof of concept is delivered for zirconia and silica via empirical studies. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary approach is introduced to model the processes in a pulsation reactor in general and for single material particles specifically. Finally, facilities for laboratory investigations and pulsation reactor testing in an industrial environment are presented.


Original languageEnglish
Article number3232
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2022

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Scopus 85126276716
Mendeley 20b46fa8-db44-3b6f-8e95-22cb232f262e
ORCID /0000-0002-5609-1736/work/141543515


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  • mobility transition, pulsation reactor, flame spray pyrolysis, flame spray synthesis, material treatment, catalysts, exhaust gas treatment, interdisciplinary, Catalysts, Exhaust gas treatment, Flame spray pyrolysis, Flame spray synthesis, Interdisciplinary, Material treatment, Mobility transition, Pulsation reactor