Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics

News 2020

Masks protect!

06.07.2020 - Press release on the effect of masks and the distribution of aerosols in rooms

In a KIT press release, Dr. Mathias Krause and Prof. Achim Dittler explain how masks and ventilation systems protect against infectious aerosols.
Click here for the press release.


Coronabildung bei der Tropfenimpaktion in einem Staubkuchen
Corona formation during drop impaction in a dust cake

09.04.2020 - Information on the implementation of lectures, exercises and seminars in the summer semester 2020

All lectures offered by the working group:

  • Partikeltechnik (Particle technology)
  • Grundlagen motorischer Abgasnachbehandlung (Fundamentals of Engine Exhaust aftertreatment)
  • Nanopartikel - Struktur und Funktion (Nanoparticles - structure and function)

and the corresponding exercises are offered online.
We will inform you via ILIAS about the appropriate format as soon as possible. Please join via ILIAS. We will then activate you via "Joining on request".

The two seminars:

  • Gas-Partikel-Systeme (Seminar Particle Technology)
  • Seminar aktuelle Fragen der Partikeltechnik (Seminar Current Topics in Particle Technology)

will be held online via MS-Teams in the channel MVM_GPS until further notice.
You can find the current seminar schedule under this link.

ProcessNett Posterpreis
Presentation of the poster prize

11.03.2020 – 11.03.2020 - ProcessNet Poster Award of the "Gas Cleaning" Section 2020

This year's poster prize of the Gas Cleaning Section was awarded to Julia Szabadi and Peter Bächler for their work in the field of the use of low-cost sensors in filter technology.


11. Internationales AVL-Forum Abgas- & Partikelemission
11th International AVL Exhaust & Particle Emissions Forum

03.03.2020 - Opening keynote at the 11th international AVL Exhaust & Particle Emissions Forum

In the opening keynote at the 11th International AVL Exhaust & Particle Emissions Forum, Prof. Dittler highlighted the current issue of fine dust in our breathing air. It became clear that most citizens perceive the quality of the air they breathe to be significantly worse than it actually is.


Besuch bei der ESTA Apparatebau GMBH
Visit to ESTA Apparatebau GmbH

21.02.2020 – Visiting the ESTA Apparatebau GmbH

Innovative Product Development (IPD) is meeting the core of our research, which is focused on understanding fundamentals of gas-particle-separation processes. In this context we are working with innovative industry partners (e.g. through ZIM-Projects). It was our pleasure visiting ESTA Apparatebau GmbH & Co.KG today along a project related meeting. Thanks for hosting us! We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration.

Treffen des Filterkonsortiums am KIT 13.02.2020.
Meeting of the Filter Consortium at KIT

13.02.2020 - Meeting of the Filter Consortium at KIT

For the first project meeting 2020, the "Filter Consortium at KIT" met today to discuss current research results on the topic of "Smart Filters".

Exkursion zur LUBW
Excursion to LUBW

04.02.2020 - Exkursion to LUBW (State Institute for the Enviroment Baden-Württemberg)

During their excursion to the LUBW at the location Großoberfeldstraße in Karlsruhe, the students and listeners of the lecture “Gas Particle Measurement Technology” gained insights into the determination of immission measurement values and the monitoring of air quality in Baden-Württemberg.