Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen

Prof. Dr. – Ing Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen

Professor

PhD

Email: olaf.hinrichsen@ch.tum.de
Tel: +49 89 289 13232

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Multiphase catalysis
  • Microkinetics
  • Microkinetic modeling
  • Reactor analysis and design
  • Particle technology
  • Catalyst formulation

Selected Publications

1. O. Hinrichsen, F. Rosowski, M. Muhler
Die Mikrokinetische Modellierung der temperaturprogrammierten Stickstoffde-sorption vom technischen Eisenkatalysator für die Ammoniaksynthese
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 66 (1994) 1375-1378.

2. O. Hinrichsen, F. Rosowski, M. Muhler, G. Ertl
The Microkinetics of Ammonia Synthesis Catalyzed by Cs-promoted Supported Ruthenium
Chem. Eng. Sci. 51 (1996) 1683-1690.

3. Rosowski, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, G. Ertl
The Temperature-programmed Desorption of N2 from a Ru/MgO Catalyst Used for Ammonia Synthesis
Catal. Lett. 36 (1996) 229-235.

4. M. Muhler, F. Rosowski, O. Hinrichsen, A. Hornung, G. Ertl
Ruthenium as Catalyst for Ammonia Synthesis
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 101 (1996) 317-326.

5. O. Hinrichsen, F. Rosowski, A. Hornung, M. Muhler, G. Ertl
The Kinetics of Ammonia Synthesis over Ru-based Catalysts:
Part 1: The Dissociative Chemisorption and Associative Desorption of N2
J. Catal. 165 (1997) 33-44.

6. F. Rosowski, A. Hornung, O. Hinrichsen, D. Herein, M. Muhler, G. Ertl
Ruthenium Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis at High Pressures:
Preparation, Characterization, and Power-Law Kinetics
Appl. Catal. A: General 151 (1997) 443-460.

7. Z. Kowalczyk, J. Sentek, S. Jodzis, M. Muhler, O. Hinrichsen
Effect of Potassium on the Kinetics of Ammonia Synthesis and Decomposition over Fused Iron Catalyst at Atmospheric Pressure
J. Catal. 169 (1997) 407-414.

8. O. Hinrichsen, F. Rosowski, M. Muhler, G. Ertl
Microkinetic Analysis of Temperature-Programmed Experiments in a Micro¬reac-tor Flow System
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 109 (1997) 389-400.

9. T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Temperature-Programmed Desorption of Hydrogen from Copper Surfaces
Catal. Lett. 59 (1999) 137-141.

10. O. Hinrichsen
Kinetic Simulation of Ammonia Synthesis Catalyzed by Ruthenium
Catal. Today 53 (1999) 177-188.

11. O. Hinrichsen, A. Hornung, M. Muhler
Modeling of Temperature-Programmed Surface Reactions
Chem. Eng. Technol. 22 (1999) 1039-1042.

12. T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Chemisorption of N2O und H2 for Cu Surface Area Determination
Chem. Eng. Technol. 23 (2000) 956-959.
Die Chemisorption von N2O und H2 zur Oberflächenbestimmung von Kupfer-Katalysatoren
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 72 (2000) 94-98.

13. O. Hinrichsen, T. Genger, M. Muhler
Probing the Elementary Steps of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction with Transient Experiments
Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. 130 (2000) 3825-3830.

14. A.C. van Veen, H.W. Zanthoff, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Fixed-bed Microreactor for Transient Kinetic Experiments with Strongly Adsor-bing Gases under High Vacuum
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19(2) (2001) 651-655.

15. M.M. Günter, T. Ressler, B. Bems, C. Büscher, T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, R. Schlögl
Implication of the Microstructure of Binary Cu/ZnO Catalysts for Their Catalytic Activity in Methanol Synthesis
Catal. Lett. 71 (2001) 37-44.

16. H. Bielawa, O. Hinrichsen, A. Birkner, M. Muhler
The Ammonia Synthesis Catalyst of the Next Generation: Barium-Promoted Oxide-Supported Ruthenium
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 40 (2001) 1061-1063.
Der Ammoniakkatalysator der nächsten Generation: Barium-promotiertes Ru-thenium auf oxidischen Trägern
Angew. Chem. 113 (2001) 1093-1096.

17. H. Bielawa, M. Kurtz, T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen
Rapid Kinetic Measurements in Methanol and Ammonia Syntheses
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 40 (2001) 2793-2800.

18. H. Bielawa, M. Kurtz, O. Hinrichsen
The Quasi-Isothermal Temperature-Programmed Method for Rapid Kinetic Meas¬urements
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 73 (2001) 685.

19. A.C. van Veen, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
TAP Reactor Experiments over an Unsupported Polycrystalline Silver Catalyst: The Influence of Different Oxygen States on the Reactivity in Selective Oxida-tion Reactions
in: 4th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis (Hrsg. H. Geiling), 2001, 113-117.

20. S. Besselmann, C. Freitag, O. Hinrichsen, E. Löffler, M. Muhler
On the Role of Different Vanadia Species in the Adsorption and Oxidation of Toluene over V2O5/TiO2 Catalysts (Eurocat)
in: 4th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis (Hrsg. H. Geiling), 2001, 305-308.

21. S. Besselmann, C. Freitag, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Temperature-Programmed Reduction and Oxidation Experiments with V2O5/TiO2 Catalysts
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 3 (2001) 4633-4638.

22. D. Szmigiel, H. Bielawa, M. Kurtz, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, W. Raróg, S. Jod-zis, Z. Kowalczyk, L. Znak, J. Zieliński
The Kinetics of Ammonia Synthesis over Ruthenium-based Catalysts: The Role of Barium and Caesium
J. Catal. 205 (2002) 205-212.

23. G.W. Busser, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Temperature-Programmed Desorption of Oxygen from an Alumina-Sup-ported Silver Catalyst
Catal. Lett. 79 (2002) 49-54.

24. C. Zupanc, A. Hornung, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Interaction of Hydrogen with Ru/MgO Catalysts
J. Catal. 209 (2002) 501-514.

25. A.C. van Veen, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Mechanistic Studies on the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol over Poly-cry¬stalline Silver Using the Temporal-Analysis-of-Products Approach
J. Catal. 210 (2002) 53-66.

26. H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen
Dynamical Changes in Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 Catalysts
Catal. Lett. 82 (2002) 117-122.

27. M. Kurtz, H. Wilmer, T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Deactivation of Supported Copper Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis
Catal. Lett. 86 (2003) 77-80.

28. H. Wilmer, T. Genger, O. Hinrichsen
The Interaction of Hydrogen with Alumina-Supported Copper Catalysts: A TPA/TPD/IER Study
J. Catal. 215 (2003) 188-198.

29. H. Wilmer, M. Kurtz, K. Klemendiev, O.P. Tkachenko, W. Grünert, O. Hinrich-sen, A. Birkner, S. Rabe, K. Merz, M. Driess, C. Wöll, M. Muhler
Methanol Synthesis over ZnO – A Structure-Sensitive Reaction?
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5 (2003) 4736-4742.

30. M. Schur, B. Bems, A. Dassenoy, I. Kassatkine, J. Urban, H. Wilmer, O. Hin¬rich-sen, M. Muhler, R. Schlögl
Continuous Coprecipitation of Catalysts in a Micromixer: Nanostructured: Cu/ZnO Composite for the Synthesis of Methanol
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 42 (2003) 3815-3817.
Kontinuierliche Cofällung von Katalysatoren in einem Mikromischer: na-nostruk¬turierte Cu/ZnO-Komposite für die Methanolsynthese
Angew. Chem. 115 (2003) 3945-3947.

31. M. Kurtz, H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Relevance of Metal-Support Interactions in Methanol Synthesis and Water-Gas Shift Reaction
Proc. of the DGMK-Conference „Innovation in the Manufacture and Use of Hy-drogen“, Hamburg, 2003, p. 307-312.

32. M. Kurtz, N. Bauer, C. Büscher, H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen, R. Becker, S. Rabe, K. Merz, M. Driess, R.A. Fischer, M. Muhler
New Synthetic Routes to Cu/ZnO Catalysts Used for Methanol Synthesis
Catal. Lett. 92 (2004) 49-52.

33. M. Kurtz, N. Bauer, H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
Rationales Katalysatordesign am Beispiel des Methanolkatalysators
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 76 (2004) 42-46.
Rational Catalyst Design of Methanol Synthesis Catalysts
Chem. Eng. Technol. 27 (2004) 1146-1150.

34. R. Becker, H. Parala, F. Hipler, O.P. Tka¬chenko, K.V. Klementiev, W. Grünert, H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, A. Birkner, C. Wöll, S. Schäfer R.A. Fi-scher
MOCVD-Loading of Mesoporous Siliceous Matrices with Cu/ZnO:Supported Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43 (2004) 2839-2842.
MOCVD-Beladung mesoporöser Silikatmatrizen mit Cu/ZnO: neuartige Träger-katalyatoren für die Methanolsynthese
Angew. Chem. 116 (2004) 2899-2903.

35. J. Aßmann, V. Narkhede, L. Khodeir, E. Löffler, O. Hinrichsen, A. Birkner, H. Over, M. Muhler
On the Nature of the Active State of Supported Ruthenium Catalysts Used for the Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide: Steady-state and Transient Kinetics Combi-ned with in situ Infrared Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B 108 (2004) 14634-14642.

36. J. Strunk, M. Bergmann, O. Hinrichsen, K. Fink, I. Hegemann, B. Meyer
Mikrokinetische Modellierung als Brücke zwischen Quantenchemie und Bilanz¬gleichungen
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 76 (2004) 1424-1425.

37. D. Hu, S. Geisler, O. Hinrichsen
Transiente Experimente zur Aufklärung mechanistischer Vorgänge bei der oxi-dativen Dehydrierung von Ethylbenzol
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 76 (2005) 1033.

38. M. Kurtz, J. Strunk, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler, K. Fink, B. Meyer, C. Wöll
Aktive Zentren an Oxidoberflächen: Die ZnO-katalysierte Methanolsynthese aus CO und H2
Angew. Chem. 117 (2005) 2850-2854.
Active Sites on Oxide Surfaces: Zinc Oxide Catalyzed Methanol Synthesis from CO and H2
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44 (2005) 2790-2794.

39. R. Naumann d`Alnoncourt, M. Bergmann, E. Löffler, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Coverage-Dependent Adsorption of Carbon Monoxide on Hydrogen-Redu¬ced Copper Catalysts: the Combined Application of Microcalorimetry, Tempe¬rature-Programmed Desorption and FTIR Spectroscopy
Thermochimica Acta 434 (2005) 132-139.

40. J. Strunk, R. Naumann d`Alnoncourt, M. Bergmann, S. Litvinov, X. Xia, O. Hinrich¬sen M. Muhler,
Mi¬crokinetic Modeling of CO TPD Spectra Using Coverage Dependent Micro-calorimetric Heats of Ad¬sorption
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, (2006) 1556-1565.

41. R. Naumann d Alnoncourt, X. Xia, J. Strunk, E. Löffler, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muhler
The Influence of Strongly Reducing Conditions on Strong Metal-Support Inter-actions in Cu/ZnO Catalysts Used for Methanol Synthesis
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, (2006) 1525-1538.

42. S. Polarz, J. Strunk, V. Ischenko, M.W.E. van den Berg, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muh-ler, M. Driess
Über den Einfluss von Sauerstoffdefektstellen auf die katalytische Aktivität von Zinkoxid
Angew. Chem. 118 (2006) 2850-2854.
S. Polarz, J. Strunk, V. Ischenko, M.W.E. van den Berg, O. Hinrichsen, M. Muh-ler, M. Driess
On the Role of Oxygen Defects in the Catalytic Performance of Zinc Oxide
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45 (2006) 2965-2969.

43. J. Strunk, O. Hinrichsen
Basischemikalie Methanol
Nachrichten aus der Chemie 11 (2006) 1080-1084.

44. H. Marschall, O. Hinrichsen, W. Polifke, Numerische Simulation von Mehrphasenreaktoren mittels hybridem CFD-Modell in OpenFOAM (HIRES-TFM), Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 80 (2008) 1303.

45. S. Witt, O. Hinrichsen,
Hochdisperse Nickelkatalysatoren für einen neuen Weg der Propensynthese
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 80 (2008) 1250.

46. H. Marschall, R. Mornhinweg, A. Kossmann, S. Oberhauser, K. Langbein, O. Hinrichsen
Numerische Simulation disperser Gas-Flüssigströmungen in Blasensäulen bei hohen Gasgehalten mit OpenFOAM® – Teil I: Grundlagen der Modellierung
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 82 (2010) 2129-2140.

47. H. Marschall, R. Mornhinweg, A. Kossmann, S. Oberhauser, K. Langbein, O. Hinrichsen
Numerische Simulation disperser Gas-Flüssigströmungen in Blasensäulen bei hohen Gasgehalten mit OpenFOAM® – Teil II: Numerische Simulation und Ergebnisse
Chem.-Ing.-Tech. 82 (2010) 2141-2149.

48. H. Marschall, R. Mornhinweg, A. Kossmann, S. Oberhauser, K. Langbein, O. Hinrichsen
Numerical Simulation of Dispersed Gas/Liquid Flows in Bubble Column at High Phase Fractions Using OpenFOAM® – Part I: Modeling Basics
Chem. Eng. Technol. 34 (2011) 1204-1209.

49. H. Marschall, R. Mornhinweg, A. Kossmann, S. Oberhauser, K. Langbein, O. Hinrichsen
Numerical Simulation of Dispersed Gas/Liquid Flows in Bubble Column at High Phase Fractions Using OpenFOAM® – Part II: Numerical Simulations and Results
Chem. Eng. Technol. 34 (2011) 1321-1327.

50. F. Habla, H. Marschall, O. Hinrichsen, L. Dietsche, H. Jasak, J.L. Favero
Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Two-Phase Flows Using OpenFOAM®
Chem. Eng. Sci. 66 (2011) 5487-5496.

51. C. Irrgang, O. Hinrichsen, W.M. Lau
Effects of orifice angle and surface roughness on the bubbling to jetting regime transition in a bubble column
IEC Research 51 (2012) 4445-4451.

52. M. Peter, J. Fendt, H. Wilmer, O. Hinrichsen
Modeling of temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) flow experiments from Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts
Catal. Lett. 142 (2012) 547-556.

53. H. Marschall, K. Hinterberger, C. Schüler, F. Habla, O. Hinrichsen
Numerical Simulation of Species Transfer across Fluid Interfaces in Free-Surface Flows Using OpenFOAM®
Chem. Eng. Sci. 78 (2012) 111-117.

54. M. Peter, M.B. Fichtl, H. Ruland, S. Kaluza, M. Muhler O. Hinrichsen
Detailed kinetic modeling of methanol synthesis over a ternary copper catalyst
Chemical Engineering Journal 203 (2012) 480-491. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.06.066

55. M. Peter, J. Fendt, S. Pleintinger, O. Hinrichsen
On the interaction of carbon monoxide with ternary Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts: Modeling of dynamic morphology changes and of the influence on elementary step kinetics
Catal. Sci. Technol. 11 (2012) 2249-2257. DOI:10.1039/C2CY20189E

56. F. Habla, A. Woitalka, S. Neuner, O. Hinrichsen
Development of a methodology for numerical simulation of non-isothermal viscoelastic fluid flows with application to axisymmetric 4:1 contraction flows Chemical Engineering Journal, 207 (2012) 772-778. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.07.060

57. A.S. Frey, O. Hinrichsen
Comparison of differently synthesized Ni/MCM-48 catalysts in the ETP reaction
Microporous Mesoporous Materials 164 (2012) 164-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2012.07.015

58. N. Jacobsen, O. Hinrichsen
Miromixing Efficiency of a Spinning Disc Reactor
IEC Research 51 (2012) 11643-11652. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.07.060

59. G. Simson, E. Prasetyo, S. Reiner, O. Hinrichsen
Continuously operated precipitation of Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts for methanol synthesis in microstructured reactors with alternative precipitating agents
Appl. Catal. General: A 450 (2013) 1-12

60. F. Haseidl, N.C: Jacobsen, O. Hinrichsen
Process Intensification on Synthesis of Nanoparticles in a Spinning Disc Reactor
Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85 (2013) 540-549. DOI: 10.1002/cite.201200224

61. Y. Liu, O. Hinrichsen
Numerical Simulation of Tube Erosion in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed with a Dense Tube Bundle
Chem. Eng. Technol. 36 (2013) 635-644. DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201200625

62. F. Habla, O. Hinrichsen
Modeling and Simulation of Conditionally Volume Averaged Viscoelastic Two-Phase Flows
AIChE Journal, DOI 10.1002/aic.14095

63. F. Habla, O. Hinrichsen
Semi-implicit stress formulation for viscoelastic models: Application to three-dimensional contraction flows
Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, in press

64. F. Habla, O. Hinrichsen

CFD Analysis of the Frame Invariance of the Melt Temperature Rise in a Single-Screw Extruder
International Polymer Processing, in press

65. H. Marschall, O. Hinrichsen
Numerical Simulation of Multi-Scale Two-Phase Flows Using a Hybrid Interface-Resolving Two-Fluid Model (HIRES-TFM)
Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, in press

66. D. Schlereth, O. Hinrichsen
A fixed-bed reactor modeling study on the methanation of CO2
submitted to Industrial Chemistry & Engineering Research

67. Y. Liu, O. Hinrichsen
CFD simulation of bubble column flows: comparative study of different multiphase formulations of standard k- turbulence model using OpenFOAM®
submitted to Chemical Engineering Science

BOOKS

1. O. Hinrichsen
Die mikrokinetische Modellierung der Ammoniaksynthese mit Ruthenium-Kata-ly¬satoren
Fortschr.-Ber. VDI-Reihe 3, Nr.486, Düsseldorf: VDI-Verlag 1997.

2. M. Baerns, A. Behr, A. Brehm, J. Gmehling, O. Hinrichsen, H. Hofmann, U. Onken, R. Palkovits, A. Renken
Technische Chemie, 2. Auflage, Wiley-VCH, 2013

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