Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC)

Department Aerosols and Particles

Measurement of Nanoparticles and Modeling

Research interests:

  • Investigation on the behavior of particles and fibers in pilot scale and idustrial plants
  • Balancing of industrial plants via tracer nanoparticles
  • Basic investigations on the thermal behavior of nanoparticles in lab-scale flames
  • Basic investigations on the thermal behavior of Carbon fibers in high temperature processes
  • Modelling fixed-bed combustion
  • Measurement of nanoparticles via particle mass spectrometer in flames


Recent publications and patents: 

  • K. Hölemann, B. Daumann, W. Baumann, N. Teuscher. (2019).
    Untersuchungen zum Verhalten und zur Rückhaltung synthetischer Nanopartikel in einer Rückstandsverbrennungsanlage.
    A. Gosten, P. Quicker, S. Thiel, E. Thomé-Kozmiensky (Eds.), Energie aus Abfall. TK: Neuruppin, pp. 681-692.
  • N. Teuscher, W. Baumann, M. Hauser, J. Mahl, H.-R. Paur, D. Stapf (2018).
    The impact of temperature and flame chemistry on the degradation of metal oxide nanoparticles.
    H. Bockhorn, F. Scala, M. Commodo, A. Tregrossi (Eds.), Joint Meeting of the German and Italian Sections of The Combustion Institute. 41st Meeting of the Italian Section of the Combustion Institute.

  • J. Yon, F.-X. Ouf, D. Hebert, J. B. Mitchell, N. Teuscher, J.-L. Le Garrec, A. Bescond, W. Baumann, D. Ourdani, T. Bizien, J. Perez (2018).
    Investigation of soot oxidation by coupling LII, SAXS and scattering measurements.
    Combustion and Flame, 190, pp 441-453, DOI:10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.12.014

  • W. Baumann, N. Teuscher, M. Hauser, H.-J. Gehrmann, H.-R. Paur, D. Stapf (2017).
    Benaviour of engineered nanoparticles in a lab-scale flame and combustion chamber.
    Energy Procedia, 120, pp. 705-712, DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.194

  • H.-R. Paur, W. Baumann, M. Hauser, I. Lang, N. Teuscher, H. Seifert, D. Stapf (2017).
    Thermal Stability and Material Balance of Nanomaterials in Waste Incineration.
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 838. DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/838/1/012012

  • H. Mätzing, W. Baumann, H. Bockhorn, H.-R. Paur und  H. Seifert (2012),
    Detection of electrically charged soot particles in laminar premixed flames,
    Combustion and Flame, 159, 1082-1089.

  • W. Baumann, H. Mätzing, H. R. Paur, M. Hauser und A. van Raaij (2007).
    Partikel-Massen-Spektrometer zur Detektion von Nanopartikeln. Deutschland,
    PatentDE-OS 10 344 462.

  • W. Baumann, B. Thekedar, H. R. Paur, H. Seifert und M. Hauser (2006).
    Parameteruntersuchung zur SiO2-Nanopartikelproduktion durch Mikrowellenplasmasynthese.
    Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 78, 1344-1345.

  • H. Mätzing, W. Baumann, M. Hauser, A. van Raaij, H. R. Paur, H. Seifert und P. Roth (2003).
    Mass spectrometer for particles in the nanometer size regime.
    Journal of Aerosol Science, 34, 277-278.

  • H. Mätzing, W. Baumann, H. R. Paur und H. Seifert (2009).
    Chemical model of Ar/O2 microwave plasma with nanoparticle formation from metal precursors,
    International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Bochum, Deutschland.

  • H. Mätzing, H.-J. Gehrmann, T. Kolb und H. Seifert (2010).
    Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Biomass Conversion in a Fixed Bed,
    International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3), San Francisco, USA.

  • J. Meinen, S. Khasminskaya, E. Rühl, W. Baumann und T. Leisner (2010).
    The TRAPS Apparatus: Enhancing Target Density of Nanoparticle Beams in Vacuum for X-ray and Optical Spectroscopy.
    Aerosol Science and Technology, 44, 316-328.

  • H. R. Paur, W. Baumann, H. Mätzing und H. Seifert (2005).
    Formation of nanoparticles in flames; measurement by particle mass spectrometry and numerical simulation.
    Nanotechnology, 16, 354-361.