Dr.-Ing. Karsten Müller

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Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Egerlandstr. 3
91058 Erlangen

Email karsten.mueller@cbi.uni-erlangen.de
Phone+49 (0) 9131 / 85-27 455
Fax+49 (0) 9131 / 85-27 441
RoomT 3.58

Head of research group Energy

A successful change of the existing energy systems necessitates measures in different fields. Consequently, research covers the whole energy chain, starting with production of energy carriers, over storage and transport to the use of energy. Maximization of efficiency is therein a focus of research.

Reaction and phase equilibria play an important role in many energy relevant processes. The prediction of both kinds of equilibria is a big issue and another focus in the research programm.

Besides explicit energy applications a topic of research are prediction methods for substance properties. Methods to determine unknown properties based on the molecule structure are developed.



(Selection; for a complete publication list: click here)

Scientific journals (peer reviewed)

  1. Anatol Leinweber, Karsten Müller, „Hydrogenation of the LOHC compound monobenzyl toluene - reaction pathway and kinetic effects“, Energy Technology, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/ente.201700376
  2. Tobias Kohler, Moritz Hinze, Karsten Müller, Wilhelm Schwieger, „Temperature independent description of water adsorption on zeotypes showing a type V adsorption isotherm“, Energy, 2017, 135, 227-236
  3. Holger Jorschick, Patrick Preuster, Stefan Dürr, Alexander Seidel, Karsten Müller, Andreas Bösmann, Peter Wasserscheid, „Hydrogen Storage Using a Hot Pressure Swing Reactor“, Energy & Enviromental Science, 2017, 10, 1652-1659
  4. Jonas Obermeier, Kyriaki G. Sakellariou, Nikolaos I. Tsongidis, Diana Baciu, Georgia Charalambopoulou, Theodore Steriotis, Karsten Müller, George Karagiannakis, Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, Athanasios Stubos, Wolfgang Arlt, „Material development and assessment of an energy storage concept based on the CaO-looping process“, Solar Energy, 2017, 150, 298-309
  5. Patrick Adametz, Andrea Baumgärtner, Tobias Kohler, Jonas Obermeier, Daniel Siebert, Karsten Müller, „Potential analysis for the improvement of chemical energy transformation processes“, Chemical Engineering and Technology, 2017, 40, 6, 1115–1123
  6. André Fikrt, Richard Brehmer, Vito-Oronzo Milella, Karsten Müller, Andreas Bösmann, Patrick Preuster, Nicolas Alt, Eberhard Schlücker, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, „Dynamic Power Supply by Hydrogen Bound to a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier”, Applied Energy, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.02.070
  7. Martin Westermeyer, Karsten Müller, „Probability density distribution in the prediction of reaction equilibria”, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2017, 437, 96-102
  8. Tobias Kohler, Karsten Müller, „Influence of different adsorbates on the efficiency of thermochemical energy storage”, Energy Science & Engineering, 2017, 5, 1, 21-29
  9. Axel Haupt, Karsten Müller, „Integration of a LOHC storage into a heat-controlled CHP system“, Energy, 2017, 118, 1123-1130
  10. Karsten Müller, Rabya Aslam, Armin Fischer, Katharina Stark, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, „Experimental assessment of the degree of hydrogen loading for the LOHC system dibenzyl toluene“, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 47, 22097-22103
  11. Patrick Adametz, Christian Pötzinger, Stefan Müller, Karsten Müller, Markus Preißinger, Raphael Lechner, Dieter Brüggemann, Markus Brautsch, Wolfgang Arlt, „Thermodynamic evaluation and carbon footprint analysis of the application of hydrogen-based energy storage systems in residential buildings”, Energy Technology, 2016, 5, 3, 495–509
  12. Armin Fischer, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Measurement of Micro Kinetics of Hydrogenation in Liquid Phase using Raman Spectroscopy”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2017, 40, 1, 56-63
  13. Jorge Luis Juárez Peña, Norbert Dischinger, Ernst Keim, Jan Willen te Nijenhuis, Jochen Volkert, Karsten Müller, „Development of a scalable burner for operation with pure hydrogen“, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2016, 88, 10, 1508-1512
  14. Christoph Krieger, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Coupling of a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier system with industrial heat“, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2016, 39,8, 1570-1574
  15. Patrick Adametz, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energetic evaluation of hydrogen storage in metal hydrides“, International Journal of Energy Research, 2016, 40, 13, 1820-1831
  16. Michael Beck, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Storing surplus solar energy in low temperature thermal storage for refrigeration applications“, Energy and Buildings, 2016, 122, 192-198
  17. Giang Do, Patrick Preuster, Rabya Aslam, Andreas Bösmann, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, Peter Wasserscheid, „Hydrogenation of the liquid organic hydrogen carrier compound dibenzyltoluene – reaction pathway determination by 1H NMR spectroscopy”, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2016, 1, 313-320
  18. Katharina Stark, Philipp Keil, Sebastian Schug, Karsten Müller, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, „Melting Points of Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Systems Consisting of N-Alkylcarbazoles” , Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2016, 61 (4), 1441–1448
  19. Rabya Aslam, Mirjana Minceva, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Development of a liquid chromatographic method for the separation of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier mixture“, Separation and Purification Technology, 2016, 163, 140-144
  20. Karsten Müller, „Combined experimental and predictive uncertainty of QSPR models”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2016, 39, 2, 365-370
  21. Rabya Aslam, Karsten Müller, Michael Müller, Marcus Koch, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, „Measurement of hydrogen solubility in potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers“, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jced.5b00789
  22. Vladimir N. Emel’yanenko, Mikhail A. Varfolomeev, Sergey P. Verevkin, Katharina Stark, Karsten Müller, Michael Müller, Andreas Bösmann, Peter Wasserscheid and Wolfgang Arlt, “Hydrogen Storage: Thermochemical Studies of N-Alkylcarbazoles and Their Derivatives as a Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119, 26381-26389
  23. Christoph Krieger, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Thermodynamic analysis of reversible hydrogenation for heat storage in concentrated solar power plants”, Solar Energy, 2016, 123, 40-50
  24. Jonas Obermeier, Benjamin Müller, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energy storage and transportation based on solar irradiation-aided CaO-looping”, Energy Technology, 2015, 4, 123-135
  25. Denise Geburtig, Patrick Preuster, Andreas Bösmann, Karsten Müller, Peter Wasserscheid, „Chemical utilization of hydrogen from fluctuating energy sources – Catalytic transfer hydrogenation from charged Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier systems”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.10.013
  26. Karsten Müller, Katharina Stark, Vladimir N. Emel’yanenko, Mikhail A. Varfolomeev, Dzmitry Hennadzievich Zaitsau, Evgeni Shoifet, Christoph Schick , Sergey P. Verevkin, Wolfgang Arlt, „Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers: Thermophysical and Thermochemical Studies of benzyl- and dibenzyl-toluene derivatives”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015, 54 (32), 7967–7976
  27. Katharina Stark, Vladimir N. Emel’yanenko , Aleksandra A. Zhabina , Mikhail A. Varfolomeev, Sergey P. Verevkin, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers: Thermophysical and Thermo-chemical Studies of Carbazole Partly and Fully Hydrogenated Derivatives”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015, 54 (32), 7953–7966
  28. Jonas Obermeier, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Thermodynamic analysis of chemical heat pumps”, Energy, 2015, 88, 489‑496
  29. Rabya Aslam, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Experimental Study of Solubility of Water in Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers”, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2015, 60 (7), 1997–2002
  30. Michael Beck, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energetische Evaluierung von Kältespeichern und Abwärmenutzung für Kühl- und Gefrieranwendungen“, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2015, 87, 7, 957–965
  31. Johannes Albert, Karsten Müller, „A Group Contribution Method for the Thermal Properties of Ionic Liquids”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53 (44), 17522–17526
  32. Irma Schmidt, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Evaluation of Formic-Acid-Based Hydrogen Storage Technologies“, energy & fuels, 2014, 28 (10), 6540–6544
  33. Patrick Adametz, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, “Efficiency of low-temperature adsorptive hydrogen storage systems”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 28, 15604–15613
  34. Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, “Shortcut Evaluation of Chemical Carbon Dioxide Utilization Processes”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2014, 37, 9, 1612–1615
  35. Johannes Albert, Karsten Müller, „Thermal conductivity of Ionic Liquids: An estimation approach”, Chemical Engineering Science, 2014, 119, 109–113
  36. Karsten Müller, Andrea Baumgärtner, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, “Increasing the Equilibrium Yield of Oxidative Dehydrogenation with CO2 by Secondary Reactions”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2014, 37, 7, 1261-1264
  37. Karsten Müller, Johannes Albert, „Contribution of the Individual Ions to the Heat Capacity of Ionic Liquids”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53 (25), 10343-10346
  38. Benjamin Schäffner, Matthias Blug, Daniela Kruse, Mykola Polyakov, Angela Köckritz, Andreas Martin, Prasanna Rajagopalan, Ursula Bentrup, Angelika Brückner, Sebastian Jung, David Agar, Bettina Rüngeler, Andreas Pfennig, Karsten Müller, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt, Benjamin Woldt, Michael Graß, Stefan Buchholz, „Synthesis and Application of Carbonated Fatty Acid Esters from Carbon Dioxide Including a Life Cycle Analysis“, ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 4, 1133-1139
  39. Karsten Müller, Florian Fabisch, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energy Transport and Storage using Methanol as a Carrier“, Green - The International Journal of Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage, 2014, 4, 1-6, 19-25
  40. Karsten Müller, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, „Thermodynamic Constraints for the Utilization of CO2“, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2014, 86, No. 4, 497–503
  41. Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „An Estimation Method for Thermal Conductivity in the Fluid Phase“, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2014, 59 (4), 946-953
  42. Prasanna Rajagopalan, Maximilian Kühnle, Mykola Polyakov, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, Daniela Kruse, Angelika Brückner, Ursula Bentrup, “Methacrylic acid by carboxylation of propene with CO2 over POM catalysts — Reality or wishful thinking?”, Catalysis Communications, 2014, 48, 19-23
  43. Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Status and Development in Hydrogen Transport and Storage for Energy Applications“ , Energy Technology, 2013, 1, 9, 501–511
  44. Karsten Müller, Jin Geng, Wolfgang Arlt, „Reversible vs. Irreversible Conversion of Hydrogen: How to Store Energy Efficiently?”, Energy Technology, 2013, 1, 1, 42–47
  45. Karsten Müller, Johannes Völkl, Wolfgang Arlt, „Thermodynamic Evaluation of Potential Organic Hydrogen Carriers”, Energy Technology, 2013, 1, 1, 20–24
  46. Karsten Müller, Jin Geng, Johannes Völkl, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energetische Betrachtung der Wasserstoffeinspeisung ins Erdgasnetz“, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2012, 84, No. 9, 1513–1519
  47. Daniel Teichmann, Katharina Stark, Karsten Müller, Gregor Zöttl, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, “Energy storage in residential and commercial buildings via Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC)”, Energy & Enviromental Science, 2012, 05 (10), 9044-9054
  48. Karsten Müller, Katharina Stark, Benjamin Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Amine Borane Based Hydrogen Carriers: An Evaluation“, Energy Fuels, 2012, 26 (6), 3691–3696
  49. Karsten Müller, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, „Second-Order Group Contribution Method for the Determination of the Dipole Moment”, Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 2012, 57 (4), 1231–1236
  50. Olga Lobanova, Karsten Müller, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, „Hydration of Saccharides: Estimation of Reaction Properties and Equilibrium Conversion”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2012, 35, No. 4, 735–742
  51. Johannes Völkl, Karsten Müller, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, „A Priori Property Estimation of Physical and Reactive CO2 Absorbents”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2012, 35, No. 3, 579–583
  52. Axel Pyrlik, Wolfgang F. Hoelderich, Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, Julia Strautmann, Daniela Kruse, “Dimethyl carbonate via transesterification of propylene carbonate with methanol over ion exchange resins”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 125, 2012, 486–491
  53. Benjamin Müller, Karsten Müller, Daniel Teichmann, Wolfgang Arlt, “Energiespeicherung mittels Methan und energietragenden Stoffen – ein thermodynamischer Vergleich“, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 2011, 83, No. 11, 1–13
  54. Olga Lobanova, Karsten Müller, Liudmila Mokrushina, Wolfgang Arlt, „Estimation of Thermodynamic Properties of Polysaccharides”, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2011, 32, No. 6, 867–876

Book contributions:

  1. Karsten Müller, Wolfgang Arlt, „Chapter 4. Hydrogen based energy storage” in „Renewable Energy: Economics, Emerging Technologies and Global Practices“. New York: Nova Publishers, 2013, S. 45-60. ISBN 978-1-62618-264-6
  2. Karsten Müller, Daniel Teichmann, Peter Wasserscheid, Wolfgang Arlt, „Energiespeicherung mittels flüssiger organischer Wasserstoffträger“ in: Beckmann, M.; Hurtado, A.: Kraftwerkstechnik - Sichere und nachhaltige Energieversorgung, Band 4. Neuruppin: TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky, 2012, S. 795-801. ISBN 978-3-935317-87-0