I gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Sergei Blagov, Sascha Grob, Michael Ott, and Markus Schmitt of ITT, University of Stuttgart, Germany, who have provided examples used in the present work. Special thanks to Peter Moritz, Sulzer Chemtech, Winterthur, Switzerland, for our fruitful discussions on RD and the input to Section 4.2. Also the contribution of Tim Popken, formerly University of Oldenburg, Germany, to that section is acknowledged. Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Roos, formerly Hoechst AG, Frankfurt, Germany, who first found the effect shown in Fig. 4.14.
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