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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:


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.

Students visit the Palas company

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.




14.-16.02.2023 – FILTECH, Cologne

At this year's FILTECH, members of the working group presented results from a large number of ongoing research projects. They also took the opportunity to think outside the box of their own research project and to establish contacts with companies.



13.12.2022 - Thomas Penner obtained his Ph.D. degree

We congratulate Thomas Penner on his Ph.D. degree and wish him all the best on his further way!


21.11.22 - Deutschlandfunk Kultur "Zeitfragen.Feature": How wood-burning heaters damage our health.

The program of 21.11. deals with the dangers posed by the eleven million wood-burning and tiled stoves in Germany. On the problem of exhaust pollution in residential areas, Prof. Dittler addressed the pollution of the air we breathe with harmful wood stove fumes.

Under this link you can download the audio or read the broadcast.

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07.11.2022 - SWR2 WISSEN on the topic of the wood-burning stove boom - increasing health risk from particulate matter

This interesting contribution to the threatening pollution in winter by wood heaters was made with the cooperation of Prof. Dittler.
Under this link you can listen, read and download the manuscript of the broadcast.


20.10.2022 - Poster Award of the 4th Annual Meeting of the KIT Center MathSEE

We are pleased to announce that Felix Reinke's contribution "Applied geometry optimization of a novel 3D-printed wet-scrubber nozzle with Lattice Boltzmann Methods" was awarded with the poster prize (funded by DFG and MWK) at the 4th annual meeting of the KIT Center MathSEE. We would also like to thank ESTA Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Haussmann and PD Dr. Krause for their excellent cooperation, which made the development of the results possible. The research project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) within the framework of a ZIM cooperation project.
The additional visualization of the simulation results in Augmented Reality (AR) was developed by Dennis Teutscher within the project Teaching4Future. This was funded by the MWK.
The full text for the publication of the presented results is available here (open access).


07.10.2022 Prof. Dittler on Deutschlandfunk about wood stove smoke gases

Prof. Dittler spoke with Deutschlandfunk radio on 7.10.22 about wood stove smoke gases, how they contaminate the air we breathe, what health effects are known and why the smoke gases in Stutensee pose a concrete threat to public safety.

Link to listen:

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05.10.2022 – 09.10.22 World Filtration Congress 2022, San Diego

Almuth Schwarz, member of our research group „Gas-Particle-Systems“, presented her results on “Transport Mechanisms of Soluble Particulate Matter Through Gas-Cleaning Filters” at Wold Filtration Congress 2022 in San Diego.