Dittler imageProf. Achim Dittler
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Separation of Reactivate Particulate Material from Gas Streams:  New Insights & Potential for Improving the Filter Operational Performance

Track:  Air/Gas
Presentation:  Thursday, September 23, 11:10 am

Achim Dittler is Professor of Mechanical Process Engineering and Head of the Gas-Particle-Systems Group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Teaching and research focus on the fundamentals and processes of gas-borne particle systems. Key aspects are processes of aerosol generation, handling, and separation.

Prior to joining the KIT, Achim worked at Daimler for more than 15 years where he was involved in research, project-coordination and development of diesel particle filters and combined aftertreatment systems as well as vehicle integration and real-drive emission measurements from which he gained a sound experience in the area of exhaust gas after treatment. He was part of a team developing and introducing the DPF-technology for trucks with EPAO7 in the US and was working in the development of a global module strategy for exhaust after-treatment systems. In addition to his industrial activities, he was an associate lecturer at the University of Wuppertal, Germany from 2013-17.

Achim has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He received 2 SAE awards for substantial contribution and excellence in oral presentation and serves in many committees in the field of gas cleaning and exhaust gas after treatment. He has more than 95 publications in the fields of thermal process engineering, gas cleaning, and exhaust gas after-treatment and was involved in more than 20 patents.