Institute for Technical Chemistry (ITC)

Department Aerosols and Particles

Head of Department: Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Gehrmann

 

Working Groups:

 

Electrostatic Precipitators

 

 

 

To remove fine particles from combustion, pyrolysis and gasification novel electrostatic precipitators are  developed in fundamental studies. The CAROLA®- Electrostatic Precipitators  clean offgas from industrial incinerators and from  residential wood combustion.

The electrostatic precipitators are developed for exhaust gas cleaning from biomass combustion facilities. The gas cleaning equipment is manufactured by Carola-Clean-Air GmbH (www.carola-clean-air.com/index.php/de/) in cooperation with eka (www.eka-edelstahlkamine.de/Home.htm) and sferatec (www.sferatec.de/). Currently, the research is focused on the development and application of electrostatic precipitation technology in chemical recycling and in the field of biomass pyrolysis for treatment of pyrolysis oil vapors.
 

 

Phone: ++49(0)721 / 608 - 24710

eMail: andrei bologaKbq7∂kit edu

 

 

 


 

Air Liquid Exposure Systems

 

 

To deposit reproducible amounts of nanoparticles onto biological interfaces (lung cells, bacteria) we develop the “Karlsruhe
Exposure System
”. This system is applied for the assessment of
the toxicity of nanoparticles and pollutants from biomass combustion.

 


 

Phone: ++49(0)721 / 608 - 23807

eMail: sonja muelhoptFjs2∂kit edu

  

 

 

Nanoparticle Measurement  and Modeling

 

Investigation of

  • Formation and behavior of nanoparticles in high temperature processes
  • Thermal and chemical stability of Carbon fibers in high temperature processes

For this purpose, experiments are performed in lab and pilot scale as well as in industrial plants.

Numerical models are developed and validated.

 

Phone: ++49(0)721 / 608 – 22123

eMail: hartmut maetzingDhq3∂kit edu