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Patrick Marcus


Dr. Patrick Marcus

Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Logistics Capability Workshop (LCWS) 2016

Executive Head of Technical Sales, Training and Service
FUTURETECH Kärcher Group


Increase Energy Efficiency and thereby Reduce Costs with Increasing Security - Direct Heat Generation by Diesel-powered Cooking and Hot Water Systems

To further reduce the costs and the risks to people and material in military operations, it is necessary to minimize the transportation of primary energy. This can only be achieved using energy efficient technologies and products. For each transformation of energy losses occur, which have negative impact on the efficiency of the overall process. Therefore, to achieve the highest possible efficiency, it´s necessary to directly use primary energy sources without conversion. 

Kärcher Futuretech (KFT) uses this approach to offer easy-to-use and highly efficient mobile cooking modules with integrated diesel burners. These modules achieve compared to electrically powered devices significantly lower operating costs (up to a factor of 5). They can be used as separate cooking units or as an integrated part of larger catering systems such as e.g. container cooking system. With five cooking modules up to 100,000 liter of diesel per year can be saved. Here, the KFT cooking modules can, due to the control system (human-machine-interface concept) and the gas-tight combustion chamber (independent of the room air), be operated just as easy, hygienic and safe as electric cooking utensils. Another example is the diesel-powered hot water module (HWM) 100. The HWM 100 is able to heat up 3,000 liters of water per hour to shower temperature. Through its highly efficient, integrated diesel burner it is possible to save up to 80 percent of fuel compared to electric systems powered by an electricity generator

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Patrick Marcus was born on the 24.01.1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany. After finishing school in Karlsruhe in 1995 (Abitur) he started studying Chemical Engineering at the University in Karlsruhe (TH). After finishing his undergraduate studies (German: Vordiplom) he transferred to the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim in 1999. During his studies he spent one semester at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA (Prof. Francis A. DiGiano; 2000) and did his Diploma thesis at the University of South Australia in Adelaide (Assoc. Prof. Phillip Pendleton; 2001-2002). In 2002 he started his studies for a Masters in Chemical Engineering at the University Mannheim / University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim. In parallel he also started his Doctoral research work at the University of Dresden (Prof. Eckhard Worch). In 2003 he finished his Master Degree and in June 2005 his doctoral work

After his academic education he started working at the Water Technology Center of the German "Gas and Water Association (DVGW)" in Karlsruhe. He worked as a consultant engineer for stationary water suppliers and was responsible for a research project regarding the security of the German drinking water supply system against terroristic activities. This project was fully funded by the German "Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)" and the DVGW. In September 2007 he started to work for Kärcher Futuretech as a product manager in the field of "Water Supply Systems. In September 2008 he became the group leader of the product management group for "Water Supply Systems". In February 2011 his responsibilities in product management got expanded, since he was also responsible for “Mobile Catering Systems” and “Field Camp Systems”. Since September 2012 he is now head of the department “Technical Sales Support, Training/Demonstration & Service” within Kärcher Futuretech. In this role he and his department are mainly responsible for the technical

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