04.10.2023 - Planet Wissen
In the "Planet Wissen" contribution "Fireplaces - cozy & dangerous" Sonja Mülhopt and Achim Dittler explain about harmful wood stove smoke gases.
23.09.2023 – Energiewende Day Stuttgart
Prof. Dittler spoke about the effects of harmful wood stove flue gases on the quality of the air we breathe at the Energiewendetag in Stuttgart with Environment Minister Thekla Walker. Many thanks for the very good conversation.
01.09.2023 – Almuth Schwarz obtained her Ph.D. degree
We congratulate Almuth Schwarz on her successful doctoral examination and wish her continued success.
04.07.2023 - Federal winners of Jugend-forscht visits us
Felix Hörner, Felix Makartsev and Michel Weber - national winners Jugend-forscht 2023 - visited the working group Gas-Particle-Systems for an exchange about mobile fine dust measurements, gas-particle measurement technology and fine dust sources. The 3 students of the Lessing-Gymnasium Karlsruhe developed a mobile geo-data acquisition system, with which the fine dust pollution of the breathing air can be recorded.
23.06.2023 - FAZ guest article on emissions from wood stoves
In a guest article for the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Prof. Dittler discusses what emissions wood stoves cause and what this means for breathing air quality in residential areas.
11.06.2023 - Short statement on wood stove emissions for "Bericht aus Berlin".
Prof. Dittler spoke briefly with "Bericht aus Berlin" (report from Berlin) about wood stove emissions that are harmful to health and the climate. You can find the contribution in the ARD media library (from minute 18).
04.06.2023 – Controversy in the boiler room : Why pellet heating systems don't help protect the climate
Achim Dittler spoke briefly with the FAZ about the emissions of pellet heating systems.
Here you can find the link to the article.
30.03.2023 - Contribution to the SWR-Wissen broadcast "Wood-burning stoves - cozy & dangerous".
We contributed to the broadcast with measurements on the pollution of the breathing air with harmful wood stove smoke gases in Stutensee.
28-29 March 2023 – Annual meeting of the DECHEMA "Gas Cleaning" specialist group
At this year's annual meeting of the "Gas Cleaning" specialist group, members of the working group presented results from a large number of ongoing research projects in Paderborn. They also took the opportunity to look beyond the horizon of their own research project.
21-26.3.2023 - Strategy and research retreat
For the 30th "Mechanical Process Engineering" seminar, the group gathered in Huzenbach for this year's strategy and research retreat.
3/24/2023 - DW Project Future
DW's science magazine reports on harmful wood stove flue gases. We contributed to the broadcast with measurements in a residential area in Stutensee.
14.03.2023 - ZDF-Frontal reports on "Thick air in residential areas".
ZDF-Frontal reported how harmful wood stove smoke gases pollute the breathing air quality in residential areas. We contributed to the broadcast with our measurements in Stutensee. Link: https://www.zdf.de/politik/frontal/holzofen-kamin-brennholz-feinstaubbelastung-wohngebiet-umweltverschmutzung-100.html
13.03.2023 - SWR Wissen
Prof. Dittler spoke with Lena Ganschow (SWR) about how harmful wood stove smoke pollutes the air we breathe in residential areas. The broadcast of the program is scheduled for Tuesday, 30.3.2023 at 22.00 on SWR television.
22.02.2023 - Excursion to the company Palas
Students of the lecture "Gas-Particle-Measurement Technology" visited the company Palas in Karlsruhe Hagsfeld today within the scope of an excursion and gained exclusive insights into the production and application of aerosol measurement technology.