Online workshop

"Indoor living and working: From toxic gas and particle detection towards abatement solutions"

November 26, 2020, Online workshop

Innovative filtering media can filter out hazardous gases for cabin air.
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden /
Innovative filtering media can filter out hazardous gases for cabin air.

Hazardous air constituents such as gases and smallest particles occur in private homes as well as in passenger cabins, machine housings and in offices and production areas. Toxic particles (e.g. metal particles of nickel) and vapours (e.g. VOC, NOx, aldehydes), invisible to the naked eye, are additionally emitted during material processing in industrial production - such as laser cutting, welding, additive manufacturing or battery production. Modern solutions for indoor air as free of pollutants and unpolluted as possible are therefore highly relevant topics with enormous social and economic implications. The use of new filter technologies - not least to minimize the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic - can also be a proven tool in the fight against viruses and bacteria in indoor environments.

The online workshop will focus on innovative filter technologies and materials designed to ensure the retention of these substances. This topic will be supplemented by novel detection and monitoring systems of indoor pollutants for all-round protection.

You are invited to take advantage of the online workshop to meet national and international experts from research and industry and discuss the latest developments and research approaches concerning the issue of air purification. One of our central priorities is to promote the cooperation of all stakeholders in this field.

This is why you are welcome to participate:

  • Current and relevant topic: indoor air quality
  • Scientific exchange between representatives from industry and business
  • Presentation and discussion of new approaches

Our online workshop addresses:

  • Manufacturers of chemical components for coating systems (paints, varnishes, fillers etc.)
  • Manufacturers of components and systems for gas filtration
  • Manufacturers of gas detectors and particle measurement technology
  • Interested parties from the field of occupational safety and environmental protection in various branches of industry (additive manufacturing, material refinement and coating, etc.)
  • Manufacturers of sorbents and adsorbents

We are looking forward to your participation.



Welcome and Introduction

Plenary lecture: Toxicological studies to support the establishment of occupational exposure limit values for particles

Dr. Götz Westphal, Research Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum (IPA) 


Session "Indoor living air quality control"

This session focuses on in-door air quality in homes, offices and aircraft cabins. Experts will present new developments for detection and monitoring indoor air pollution.   

  • Advances in Air Treatment Systems for Air-craft Cabin Air
    Paul Roux, Pall Aerospace
  • Air quality sensing in homes and offices – state of the art and new developments
    Dr. Richard Fix, Bosch Sensortec GmbH 

Coffee break

Meeting and networking | open microphones 


Session "Working envirnoments: Occupational safety and health"

This session focuses on emissions from work processes like welding and laser cutting. Technical solutions are presented on how fine particles and harmful gases can be removed from the air.     

  • Assessing of inhalation exposure on the base of propagation modelling and air-borne release data for nanostructured materials
    Daniel Göhler, TOPAS GmbH
  • New approaches and solutions for welding fume extraction in the metalworking industry
    Björn Kemper, CEO Kemper GmbH
  • Removal of emissions in laser ablation processes
    Elke Schade, Fraunhofer IWS 
12:30–12:45  Discussion
12:45 End of the workshop 

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