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Prof. Dr. Walter A. Franke

 

 

Franke, Prof. Dr. Walter A.

Arbeitsbereich Mineralogie-Petrologie

Professor

Address
Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus C
Room T 103
12249 Berlin
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030 - 838 470 617

 

 

 

 

 

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Positions Held

since 1995

retired, until 1996 visiting professor at Freie Universität Berlin

1971 - 1995

Venia legendi in mineralogy / Professorship, Freie Universität Berlin

1969 - 1971

Akademischer Rat (senior lecturer), Freie Universität Berlin

1964 - 1968

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (assistant lecturer), Freie Universität Berlin


Education

1960 - 1963

Doctoral candidate at Freie Universität Berlin

Degree: Dr. rer. nat. in Minerlaogy / Ph.D.

1954 - 1963

Student at Freie Universität berlin

Major subjects: chemistry and mineralogy

Minor subjects: physics, geology, chemical and process engineering

Degree: Diplomchemiker (M.Sc. Chem.)

Fields of Investigation

since 2002

dry quicksand (1 paper) /azurite patina on bronze (2 paper)

unusual NaCl morphology (1 paper)

rock weathering test (1 paper)

Fluorite morphology influenced by adsorption of water (1 paper)

English textbook „Quick assays in mineral determination“

1999 - 2001

Weathering protective coatings on calcite and concrete (3 papers)

1994 - 1998

Diffusion controlled crystal growth (6 papers)

1996

Production of narrow grain-sized brucite (1 patent)

1986 - 1996

Immobilization of base metals and actinides (1 patent, 3 papers)

1985 - 2009

Experimental weathering of minerals and rocks (2 papers)

1975 - 1992

The morphology of hydrothermal formed minerals (25 papers)

1981 - 1987

Experimental investigation into the formation of secondary uranium minerals (1 paper)

1968 - 1970

High temperature hydrolysis of fluorides (3 papers)

1967 - 1975

Molecular kinetic theory of the dissolution of single crystal spheres (17 papers)

1961 - 1966

Thermochemistry of water-containing crystals (10 papers)


Cooperations with industrial companies

since 1996

Cooperation with Ingenieurbüro Dr. R. Ballhorn/Darmstadt (recycling of industrial slag, high refractory stones)

1995 - 1996

Chemische Werke Marl/Hüls (recycling of filter-dust)

1990 - 1994

Buchholz Umwelttechnik Langenhagen (immobilization of base metals in waste water)

1986 - 1996

Berzelius Umwelt Service Chemie GmbH (recycling of slag)

1988

Harbauer Umwelttechnik Berlin (soil cleaning)

1986 - 1988

CIT Berlin / Siborit Lüneburg (heat resistent light-weight bricks)


Other fields of scientific interest

Desert landforms and arid weathering ( excursions, lectures,3 papers )    

History of technique and science, environmental science ( lectures )

Rock weathering effects (lectures, 2 papes)

Quick assays in mineral determination (textbook and lectures)

Radioactivity + deposition of nuclear waste (lectures, 3 papers)


Grants

09/1995 - 03/1996

Visiting Prof. Freie Universität Berlin

1994 - 1997

INTAS 93-2498 (International Association for Cooperation with Scientists of the former Soviet Union, Brussels)

"Experimental and theoretical investigations of effects and mechanisms of crystal habit formation in connection with mineral genesis"

Project coordinator for joint work in crystal chemistry together with nine Senior Scientists in St. Petersburg and Prof. Dr. C.F. Woensdregt in Utrecht/ NL

1991 - 1994

Cooperation with the Department of radiochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Marx:

Federal secretary of technology and science FKZ 02E8030

"Investigation into the preferred immobilization of polyvalent cations in the backfill of a radioactive waste deposit by means of hydroxylapatite"

1990

Secretary of business and commerce, Lower Saxony (Germany):

"Development of a pilot plant for treatment of base metal containing waste water"

1975 - 1980

Special funds of the Freie Universität Berlin

Hydrothermal model systems

1984 - 1988

Special funds of the Freie Universität Berlin

Geothermometer at low termperatures

1978 -1981

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Hydrothermally formed minerals

1964 - 1968

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Crystal hydrates and thermal expansion