The Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) is an institute within the Karlsruhe Research Center in Germany. IMVT, it is taken from the German name Institute for Mikroverfahrenstechnik. Micro process engineering, the science of conducting chemical and physical processes in confines with typical dimensions below 1 mm is the main field of activity in The Institute for Micro Process Engineering. The Institute For Micro Process Engineering (IMVT) was established formally in July 2001. The Institute continued its previous activities in micro process engineering carried out by the central Experimental Department at the Karlsruhe Research Center. The director of the institute was Klaus Schubert. Basically between 1997 and 2001 the activities were taken place, which were focused on testimg and developing micro heat exchangers, which were then expanded by a new group to a chemical process engineering in micro channels with a focus on fuel process. The entire activity was turned in to a new institute, the IMVT in the year 2001.
The Institute for Micro Process Engineering consisted staff of about 40 employees and numbered approximately 50 in 2005. The programs like “Nano and Microsystems” and “Sustainability and Technology” were operated within IMVT. The Institute for Micro Process Engineering carries out both development of apparatus and processes funded via Research Center and Helmholtz Association. Some of the members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are like Giulia Baracchini, Juergen j. Brandner, Roland Dittmeyer, Christine Fraulin, T. Gietzelt, Katja Haas-Santo, Seunqcheol Lee, Huan Li, Marcel Loewert, Yongli Li, David Metzger, Carolin Prechtl, Hamed Shahidirad. There are about 14 publications and 31 Authors. Some of the articles published are Reprint of Measuring and modeling the residence time distribution of gas flows in multichannel micro reactors, In Situ measurement of the temperature of water in micro channels using laser Ramen spectroscopy, Optical measurement of evaporation processes using micro structured evaporators, A sensor-equipped microchannel system for characterization thermally which is of rarefied gas flows, Preferential CO oxidation over a platinum ceria alumina catalyst in a microchannel reactor, Kinetic modeling of the SO 2-oxidation with Pt in a microstructured reactor, Integrated impedance based hydrocarbon gas sensors with Na-Zeolite/Cr2O3 thin film interfaces: Electrochemical mechanisms of the impedance changes, Investigations on a Pt/TiO 2 catalyst coating for oxidation of SO 2 in a micro structured reactor for operation with forced devreasing temperature profile, Preparation and performance of a Catalyst-Coated Stacked Foil Micro reactor for the Methanol Synthesis, The Iodide Iodate reaction method: The choice of the acid, High power UV-LED-Clusters on ceramic substrates, Comparision of crossflow Micro Heat Exchangers with Different Microstructure Designs Adsorption Device Based on a Langatate Crystal Microbalance for High Temperature High Pressure Gas Adsorption in Zeolite H-ZSM-5.
The following is the list of scholars from Institute for Micro Process Engineering who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences