About us

The Chemical Reactor Engineering Centre provides expertise to the industrial sector on Reactor Engineering and Chemical

Processes. CREC concentrates on the development of novel reactor modelling and optimization of chemical processes. The

research group prides itself in keeping industry informed by publishing a newsletter outlining CREC's latest developments

and by coordinating conferences and workshops designed to bring them up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs.


CREC offers assistance in the following technologies:

  • Fluidized bed reactors
  • Catalytic cracking
  • Hydrocarbon synthesis
  • Catalyst preparation and testing
  • Particle classification
  • Hydrocracking reactors
  • Novel reactors
  • Photocatalysis
  • Bubble columns and three phase fluidized beds
  • Fiber optic sensors for bubble size measurements in slurry reactors
  • GC-Optiprobe for cluster and particle size determination in downer reactors