Online workshop

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

November 11, 2021, 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.

The US Environmental Protection Agency published that people approximately spend over 90% of their time indoors. They are at home, at work, at school or on the move in the car, bus, train or airplane.

Harmful gases and fine particles accumulate in the air, in offices, in cabins but also at workplaces. For example in industrial production (laser cutting, welding, additive manufacturing, battery production or recycling, etc.) invisible toxic particles (e.g. metal particles, nickel particles) are emitted as well as vapors (VOC, NOx, etc.) and odors. We need to develop innovative solutions to reduce these pollutants, also associated with viruses and bacteria or organic components. The Fraunhofer IWS-Workshop is focused on technical systems for detection, with smart sensor systems, monitoring the air quality and cleaning the air pollution with innovative filter materials. Experts will present new approaches and their results in relation to the emissions mentioned above.

During the workshop all participants can get in contact for discussion, but also for future collaboration.


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.


8:50–9:00 (CET)

Dial-up into the Meeting Room



Welcome and Introduction


Plenare Lecture: “A Look at VOC Exposure”

VOC Emissions from Building Materials and Furniture – Legal and Market Requirements

Daniel Tigges, eco-INSTITUT Germany GmbH 


1st Session: “Indoor Air Quality”

This session focuses on indoor air quality in homes, offices, schools and in cabins of cars, buses, trains and planes. Experts will present new developments for detection and monitoring indoor air pollution.

  • Lecture 1
    Technologies for Miniaturized Gas Sensors for Indoor Air Quality Detection
    Dr. Christian Meyer, Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics Germany GmbH
  • Lecture 2
    World`s First Smell Detection Chip for the Mass Market from SmartNanotubes Technologien
    Dr. Viktor Bezugly, CEO, SmartNanotubes Technologies GmbH

Coffee Break

Meeting and Networking | Open Microphones

  • Lecture 3
    Advances in Air-Scrubbing for Indoor Spaces
    Dr. Ann-Sophie Farle, Senior Material Scientist, Skytree

2nd Session: “Health at Work”

This session focuses on particle emissions from work processes like additive manufacturing. Technical solutions are presented on how fine particles can be detected from surfaces and from the air.

  • Lecture 4
    Wipe Sampling – Measurement and Evaluation of Surface Contamination
    Dr. Daniel Köster, Scientific Assitant, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
  • Lecture 5
    Investigation of Air Pollution During Dry Powder Processes
    Philipp Siegmund, Project Engineer, Fraunhofer IWS



End of the Workshop