SIGDIUS Seminar December

December 6, 2023, 2:00 p.m. (CET)

IntCDC + SimTech

Time: December 6, 2023, 2:00 p.m. (CET)
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The Special Interest Group Data Infrastructure offers a forum to interested working groups that want to set up or further develop an RDM infrastructure at working group or institute level. We invite you to a monthly SIGDIUS seminar, to which we invite internal and external experts for presentations and discussions. SIGDIUS members will have the opportunity to exchange their experiences with concrete RDM infrastructure.

We cordially invite all interested parties to our next meeting on 6 December 2023 at 2 pm. This seminar will be held as an online seminar with talks from:

Olaf Deutschmann
Digital twins of catalytic reactors: from archiving data to reactor simulations

Richard Schömig 
Research Data for Miniplants 

The FAIR data principles stipulate that research data must be handled such that it is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. In many chemical research fields, their implementation is pretty much straightforward, however, there are branches where much more effort is needed to achieve this. One of these exceptions is given in technical chemistry: where in the past pilot plant were used to bring a laboratory scale experiment to industrial maturity, more recent approaches rely on so called miniplants, at maximum miniaturized versions of industrial process plants, for this purpose. They are compact, provide more flexibility and are much more affordable. However, ensuring “F.A.I.R.ness” in this field demands for a strong cohesion between the plant setup and the experimental results obtained by their integrated analysis and monitoring devices. Furthermore, miniplants are often designed as individual prototypes that contain customized components, and the analysis of the experimental results is willingly done by badly documented scripts or excel spreadsheets. Lastly, different output formats of data often need to be manipulated or converted manually to be readable by the desired program, which can be time-consuming and erroneous. In my upcoming presentation I will present ways to overcome these obstacles by showcasing our recent work that was done in collaboration within the SFB1333: A workflow platform based on a Jupyter notebook was established that utilizes a format independent data model as a hub and interface to facilitate data parsing, data analysis and data storage. Transfer of already existing data exchange formats is exploited to create a digital twin of the plant that is linked to the data. Outsourcing of python modules and interactive widgets in the notebook provide a user-friendly interface, while still allowing for individual adjustments, even for users without strong coding background.

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