Jeff Deischter

M. Sc.
Jeff Deischter smiling in a nice way
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38B 320

Worringerweg 2

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26577
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22177


Over 15% of the world's energy consumption is used for the reprocessing of chemical solutions. Adsorption processes are a cost and energy efficient alternative.

The aim of my work is to evaluate and establish adsorption as an alternative to previous methods of product separation in bioprocesses. I am investigating carbon-based adsorbents for the separation in fermentative biorefinery processes.

Research focus:

  • Adsorption of amino acids, dicarboxylic acids and sugars in model solutions
  • Adsorption in real fermentation broth (cooperation with Bio.VT)
  • Process design and development of a semi-continuous adsorber
  • Surface and structure modification of commercial activated carbons
  • Characterization of activated carbons by N2-Physisorption, H2O-Sorption, Titration, Elemental Analysis, TPD-MS

If you are interested in a research internship, just send me an e-mail or visit me in my office.

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J. Deischter, N. Wolter, R. Palkovits; Tailoring Activated Carbons for Efficient Downstream Processing: Selective Liquid‐Phase Adsorption of Lysine, ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 3614.

J. Deischter, K. Schute, D. S. Neves, B. E. Ebert, L. M. Blank, R. Palkovits; Aromatisation of bio-derivable isobutyraldehyde over HZSM-5 zeolite catalysts; Green Chem. 2019, 21, 1710-1717.

A. Iemhoff, J. Deischter, S. Jung, G.Tuci, G. Giambastiani , R. Palkovits ; Polymer-inspired covalent triazine frameworks from the carbonaceous side – influence of unexpected surface functionalisation on liquid-phase adsorption processes , J. Mater. Chem. A , 2021, Advance Article

Guido Schroer, Jeff Deischter, Tobias Zensen, Jan Kraus, Ann-Christin Pöppler, Long Qi, Susannah Scott , and Irina Delidovich, Structure-performance correlations of cross-linked boronic acid polymers as adsorbents for recovery of fructose from glucose–fructose mixtures , Green Chem. 2020, 22, 550-562