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Heiko Radatz

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(+49)231 755-2339

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Laboratory of Plant and Process Design
Emil-Figge-Str. 70
Geschossbau 2
44227 Dortmund
Germany

Room G2-R3.20

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Curriculum Vitae

Born April 10th, 1988 in Forst (Lausitz, Germany)
   
2000-2007

Europaschule Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Gymnasium,
Forst (Lausitz, Germany)

2007-2010

Dual Bachelor Studies (B. Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Process Engineering, DHBW-Mannheim, Mannheim / Linde AG, Munich, Germany
Bachelor thesis: Sizing of pressure relief valves at 2-phase flow

2010-2013

M. Sc. Chemical Engineering Studies, TU Dortmund University
Master thesis: Integration of flexibility analysis and plant expansion strategies in conceptual design phase

since 2013 PhD at the Laboratory of Plant and Process Design, TU Dortmund University,

Field of research: Flexibility of chemical and biochemical production plants, module-based plant design, capacity expansion strategies, energy- and resource efficiency of chemical production plants

 

Field of Research

Increasing economic challenges as shorter product lifecycles and volatile market demands lead to the need for flexible production plants. A promising approach to face these challenges is a modularized production plant. In a modularized production plant, predefined apparatuses with fixed size and design, called equipment modules, are used. Up to now, apparatuses are designed towards minimum costs and highest efficiency for a specific design capacity. When using equipment modules, the focus is moving from the design to the selection of the most suitable equipment module. This leads to reduced time and costs for engineering efforts due to the reuse of engineering work.

Economic considerations proved the advantages of modular plant design. However, an overall approach for modular plant design of chemical and biochemical production plants does not exist yet.

Thus, the aim of my PhD work is the development of an overall approach for modular plant design – “From process simulation to a modular production plant”.

Consequently, my research covers the following topics:

   • Decision criteria for/against modularization of plants/apparatuses

   • Design of equipment regarding flexibility

   • Energy efficiency of equipment modules

   • Selection of equipment modules for modular plant setups

   • Comparison of plant expansion strategies

By covering all these parts, an overall approach for modular plant design – from process simulation to a modular production plant – will be developed and demonstrated on chemical and biochemical example processes.

 

Additionally, I am working in the TOP-REF project “Innovative tools, methods and indicators for optimizing the resource efficiency in process industry”. The work covers process modeling of a steam cracker and crude distillation plant, metamodeling approaches and sensitivity analysis for parameter identification. Further information can be found on the webpage of TOP-REF: www.toprefproject.eu

 

Publications




Papers

 

    • H. Radatz, J.M. Elischewski, M. Heitmann, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Design of equipment modules for flexibility
      Chemical Engineering Science, 168, 271-288

    Oral presentations

    • H. Radatz, A. Kragl, G. Schembecker
      Müssen die Kosten bei der Verwendung von Equipment-Modulen immer steigen?
      Jahrestreffen der Fachgemeinschaft “Prozess-, Apparate- und Anlagentechnik“ (PAAT), Würzburg, DE (2017) 

    • H. Radatz
      TOP-REF Workshop – Methodologies & Tools for decision-making (Modeling and global sensitivity analysis)
      World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, ES (2017)

    • H. Radatz
      The TOP-REF Approach to Improve the Resource Efficiency of Energy Intensive Industrial Processes - Coupling of Models
      4. Treffen Arbeitskreis Prozesssimulation, Berlin, DE (2017)

    • H. Radatz, T. Hellenkamp, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      The Top-Ref Approach to Improve the Resource Efficiency of Energy Intensive Industrial Processes
      2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (2016)

    • H. Radatz, K. Kühne, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Comparison of capacity expansion strategies for chemical production plants
      ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 32. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen,
      Aachen, DE (2016)

    • T. Hellenkamp, H. Radatz, C. Bramsiepe, G. Schembecker
      The TOP-REF approach for identification of critical process parameters for process monitoring and optimization
      ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 32. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, Aachen, DE (2016)

    • H. Radatz, J.M. Elischewski, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Design of Flexible Equipment Modules
      Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgemeinschaft "Prozess-, Apparate- und Anlagentechnik" (PAAT),Bruchsal, DE (2015)

    • H. Radatz, T. Seifert, M. Heitmann, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Application of a multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for the Selection of Modular Plant Setups
      Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgemeinschaft "Prozess-, Apparate- und Anlagentechnik" (PAAT), Lüneburg, DE (2014)

    • H. Radatz, T. Seifert, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Einbindung von Flexibilitätsanalysen und Anlagenerweiterungsstrategien in die Anlagenplanung
      Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgemeinschaft "Prozess-, Apparate- und Anlagentechnik" (PAAT), Bruchsal, DE (2013)

    Poster presentations

    • H. Radatz, N. Herden, C. Stark, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Module-based plant design meets biochemical production
      Himmelfahrtstagung: Models for Developing and Optimising Biotech Production, Neu-Ulm, DE (2017)

    • H. Radatz, K. Kühne, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Comparison of Capacity Expansion Strategies for Chemical Production Plants and Consideration of Alternative Modular Reactors with a Larger Operating Window
      (incl. CAST Division Rapid Fire Presentation)
      2016 AIChE Annual Meeting,
      San Francisco, CA, USA (2016)

     

    • N. Wolters, H. Radatz, L. Bolenz, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe, J. Merz
      Optimization of feeding strategies for the fermentative production of Erinacine C and evaluation of industrial-scale production
      Himmelfahrtstagung: New Frontiers for Biotech-Processes, Koblenz, DE (2016)

    • H. Radatz, C. Stark J. Kampwerth, C. Bramsiepe, G.Schembecker
      A Novel Approach to decide on Modularization: Application to a biochemical Production Process
      5th European Process Intensification Conference EPIC, Nice, FR (2015)

    • H. Radatz, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Module-based Plant Design for Chemical and Biochemical Production Plants
      1st Industrial Bioprocess-Development Academy, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2015)

    • H. Radatz, M. Heitmann, G. Schembecker, C. Bramsiepe
      Design of Equipment Modules regarding Flexibility
      ProcessNet-Jahrestagung und 31. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, Aachen, DE (2014)