Lehrstuhl für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik (MVT)

Aerosol Technology

The experimental and simulative experience in aerosol technology has been collected for more than 50 years at the Institute of Particle Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.



Research Areas

Research Projects

Recent Publications

  • Urazmetov, O., Kerner, M., Dillenburger, T., Misiulia, D., Antonyuk S.: A CFD study of gas and particle motion in an aerosol generator operated by desublimation process, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 169 (2021) 229-238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2021.03.022

  • Antonyuk, S., Kerner, M., A., Misiulia, D.: Untersuchung einer Testabluftanlage zur Reduzierung der Aerosolausbreitung in Schulräumen, F&S Filtrieren und Separieren 03 (2021).

  • Misiulia, D., Lidén, G., Antonyuk, G.: Evolution of turbulent swirling flow in a small scale cyclone with increasing flow rate: A LES study, Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (2021)DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10494-021-00253-2
  • Kerner, M.; Schmidt, K.; Schumacher, S.; Asbach, C., Antonyuk, S.: Electret Filters – From the Influence of Discharging Methods to Optimization Potential, Atmosphere 2021, DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12010065
  • Kerner, M.; Schmidt, K.; Schumacher, S.; Asbach, C., Antonyuk, S.: Ageing of electret filter media due to deposition of submicron particles - experimental and numerical investigations, Separation and Purification Technology 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2020.11729
  • Kerner, M.; Schmidt, K.; Schumacher, Puderbach, V.; Asbach, C.; Antonyuk, S. (2020): Evaluation of electrostatic properties of electret filters for aerosol depo-sition In Separation and Purification Technology 239, DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.116548
  • Dillenburger, T.; Hellmann, A.; Hillemann, L.; Stintz, M.; Ripperger, S.; An-tonyuk, S. (2019): Aerosol Generation of Nonspherical Particles by Desublima-tion of Copper Phthalocyanine. Chem. Eng. Technol. 42 (3), pp. 599–606. DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201800208.
  • Misiulia, D.; Antonyuk, S.; Andersson, A. G.; Lundström, T. S. (2019): High-efficiency industrial cyclone separator: A CFD study. Powder Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.10.064.
  • Schumacher, S.; Jasti, R.; Kerner, M.; Antonyuk, S.; Asbach, C. (2019): Ursa-chenanalyse zum Einfluss des Prüfaerosols auf die Abscheideeffizienz von Elektretfiltern. Gefahrstoffe- Reinhaltung der Luft 20 (9), pp. 435–442.
  • Babick, F.; Hillemann, L.; Stintz, M.; Dillenburger, T.; Pitz, M.; Hellmann, A.; An-tonyuk, S.; Ripperger, S.; Huber, F. J. T.; Will, S.; Wernet, R.; Seipenbusch, M.; Gensch, M.; Weber, A.; Kiesler, D.; Kruis, E.; Friehmelt, R.; Sachweh, B. (2018): Multiparameter Characterization of Aerosols. In Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik 90 (7), pp. 923–936. DOI: 10.1002/cite.201700094.
  • Dillenburger, T.; Hellmann, A.; Hillemann, L.; Stintz, M.; Ripperger, S.; An-tonyuk, S. (2018): Aerosol generation of non-spherical particles by desublima-tion of copper phthalocyanine. In Chem. Eng. Technol. (accepted). DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201800208.
  • Kerner, M.; Schmidt, K.; Hellmann, A.; Schumacher, S.; Pitz, M.; Asbach, C.; Ripperger, S.; Antonyuk, S. (2018): Numerical and experimental study of sub-micron aerosol deposition in electret microfiber nonwovens. In Journal of Aer-osol Science 122, pp. 32–44. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.10.091.
  • Krull, F.; Hesse, R.; Breuninger, P.; Antonyuk, S. (2018): Impact behaviour of microparticles with microstructured surfaces: Experimental study and DEM simulation. In Chemical Engineering Research and Design 135, pp. 175–184. DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2018.05.033
  • Misiulia, D.; Antonyuk, S.; Andersson, A. G.; Lundström, T. S. (2018): Effects of deswirler position and its centre body shape as well as vortex finder extension downstream on cyclone performance. In Powder Technology 336, pp. 45–56. DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2018.05.034
  • Pitz, M.; Hellmann, A.; Ripperger, S.; Antonyuk, S. (2018): Development of a 3D Light Scattering Sensor for online characterization of aerosol particles. In Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 35 (6), p. 1800045. DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201800045.
  • Schwarz, N.; Ripperger, S.; Antonyuk, S. (2018): Investigations on the Capabil-ity of the Statistical Extinction Method for the Determination of Mean Particle Sizes in Concentrated Particle Systems. In Particle & Particle Systems Charac-terization 35 (9), 1800191(1-11). DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201800191


Laboratory Equipment

Aerosol generators

Aerosol generation from solutions, oil, bulk materials and powders

Aerosol neutralizer consisting of a radioactive source

Conditioning of aerosol particles (Model 3012A, TSI GmbH)

Porometer (Model PSM 165, Topas GmbH)

Measurement of the pore size distribution from porous media

BET-Analysis (Model Nova 200e, Quantachrome)

Measurement of the inner surface from porous media


Measurement of bulk porosity (Model 1000T, Quantachrome)

Contact angle measuring device

Measurement of wetting properties of surfaces contacted by aerosol droplets

High-speed cameras

Measurement of particle / droplet trajectories

Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (Model 3934, TSI GmbH)

Online particle / droplet size distribution measurement

Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (Model 2050 / 2100, Palas GmbH)

Online determination of particle / droplet size distribution

Differential Mobility Analyzer (Model 3082, TSI GmbH)

Online classification of particles / droples regarding electrical mobility

Condensation Particle Counter (Model 3775A, TSI GmbH)

Online particle concentration measurement

Aerosol-Electrometer (Model 3068B, TSI GmbH)

Online particle charge measurement                        

Nano Aerosol Sampler (Model 3089, TSI GmbH)

Deposition of particles on SEM-substrates

Clean room with measurement stations for aerosol sampling

Investigation of aerosol spreading and exposure measurements

Simulation Tools

  • DNSlab
  • Open Foam

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