Department Combustion- and Particle Technology
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
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 muelhopt∂ kit edu
Nanoparticle Measurement and Modeling
- 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 maetzing∂ kit edu