C3 - CARBON CONCRETE COMPOSITE (Health effects of carbon concrete under mechanical and thermal stress)

The understanding of the chemical composition as well as physical and morphologic properties of the released aerosols caused by processing carbon concrete is essentially for investigating and explaining health effects and potential risks. Using test stands which were developed in cooperation with VITROCELL Systems to simulate mechanical and thermal processing of carbon concrete enables the physical and chemical investigation of potential harmful aerosols. In a second phase these results will be correlated to respective cell exposure experiments.

Source: Dr. Mohammad Reza Saraji-Bozorgzad, Photonion

PPK – Process analysis and controlling on industrial roasting of food and luxury food such as coffee roasting using Photoionisation Mass Spectrometry

The central aspect of the PPK joint research project is to develop a new methodology to observe and manipulated the coffee roast process getting a coffee with specific enhanced attributes. Within this project a new mass spectrometric process analyzer will be developed and tested on small, medium and industrial size coffee roaster of Fa. Probat. The measured molecular signals will be used to predict process and product properties in real time to control the roasting process.

Source: Dr. Sven Ehlert, Photonion


This project aims the development of an everyday and mobile measuring device for the real-time investigation of individual nanoparticles (fine dust) with regard to their detailed chemical composition and their particle size.

Source: Dr. Bente-von Frowein, Photonion

SEMFRES – Evaluation of measurement instrumentation for first responders

Within the SEMFRES project the University of Rostock is developing the Ambient Pressure Laser Desorption (APLD) and enrichment techniques for sampling of medium and low volatile organic compounds on surfaces. The developed methodology will be tested in several on site measurement campaigns. The APLD and enrichment units will be coupled to various commercially available “handheld” instrumentations.

Source: René Reiss, University of Rostock