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: 


  • 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.