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Thermal Analysis and Photoionization Mass Spectrometry (TA-PIMS)

TA-PIMS is involved in real-time mass spectrometric detection of trace organic components in pyrolysis and combustion gases, thermal behavior and characterization of fossil and biogenic energy sources, and organic compounds of particulate matter.

TA-PIMS is involved in real-time mass spectrometric detection of trace organic components in pyrolysis and combustion gases, thermal behavior and characterization of fossil and biogenic energy sources, and organic compounds of particulate matter.

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About our research

Thermal processes such as combustion and pyrolysis are among the most important technical processes with numerous applications for energy generation, engine operation and the manufacture of chemical products. As a negative side effect of these processes, the formation of organic trace substances, inorganic compounds and particulate matter (PM) occurs. Therefore, a better understanding of the mechanisms that occur at the molecular level during the course of a thermal process is of great importance for prevention and remediation measures as well as for optimization strategies. In addition, combustion and pyrolysis processes exhibit highly dynamic behavior, leading to rapid changes in concentration profiles in the reaction zone as well as in the exhaust or pyrolysis gases. Therefore, analytical methods that provide rapid detection capabilities are required. Photoionization mass spectrometry with time-of-flight mass analyzers (PI-TOFMS) is one such viable tool for characterizing thermal processes. PI-TOFMS enables the rapid generation of complete mass spectra with sub-second time resolutions. It is also among the soft ionization mechanisms in mass spectrometry that significantly minimize fragmentation. This proves advantageous when considering the large number of different trace organic compounds that may be present in exhaust gases and avoids overlapping fragment ions.

Scientists at TA-PIMS

Dr. Thorsten Streibel

Deputy Director (Rostock) and Head of TA-PIMS View profile

Dr. Christian Gehm

Scientist

Dr. Anika Neumann

Scientist

Carolin Schwarz

PhD Student

Publications

2022 Scientific Article in Environmental Pollution Environ. Pollut. 316:120526 (2022)

Jeong, S. ; Bendl, J. ; Saraji-Bozorgzad, M.R. ; Käfer, U. ; Etzien, U. ; Schade, J. ; Bauer, M. ; Jakobi, G. ; Orasche, J. ; Fisch, K. ; Cwierz, P.P. ; Rüger, C.P. ; Czech, H. ; Karg, E.W. ; Heyen, G. ; Krausnick, M. ; Geissler, A. ; Geipel, C. ; Streibel, T. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Sklorz, M. ; Schulz-Bull, D.E. ; Buchholz, B. ; Adam, T. ; Zimmermann, R.

Aerosol emissions from a marine diesel engine running on different fuels and effects of exhaust gas cleaning measures.

2021 Scientific Article in Aerosol Science and Technology Aerosol Sci. Technol. 5, 292–306 (2021)

Koch, A. ; Bergelt, P. ; Fiala, P. ; Käfer, U. ; Orasche, J. ; Bauer, S. ; Di Bucchianico, S. ; Stintz, M. ; Gröger, T.M. ; Streibel, T. ; Zimmermann, R.

Investigation of chemical composition and fiber-occurrence in inhalable particulate matter obtained from dry cutting processes of carbon fiber reinforced concrete composite, concrete and the carbon fiber reinforcement materials.

2020 Scientific Article in Particle and Fibre Toxicology Part. Fibre Toxicol. 17:27 (2020)

Ihantola, T. ; Di Bucchianico, S. ; Happo, M. ; Uski, O. ; Bauer, S. ; Kuuspalo, K. ; Sippula, O. ; Tissari, J. ; Oeder, S. ; Hartikainen, A. ; Rönkkö, T.J. ; Martikainen, M.-V. ; Huttunen, K. ; Vertiainen, P. ; Suhonen, H. ; Kortelainen, M. ; Lamberg, H. ; Leskinen, A. ; Sklorz, M. ; Michalke, B. ; Dilger, M. ; Weiss, C. ; Dittmar, G. ; Beckers, J. ; Irmler, M. ; Buters, J.T.M. ; Cadeias, J. ; Czech, H. ; Yli-Pirilä, P. ; Abbaszade, G. ; Jakobi, G. ; Orasche, J. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Kanashova, T. ; Karg, E.W. ; Streibel, T. ; Passig, G. ; Hakkarainen, H. ; Jokiniemi, J. ; Zimmermann, R. ; Hirvonen, M.-R. ; Jalava, P.I.

Influence of wood species on toxicity of log-wood stove combustion aerosols: A parallel animal and air-liquid interface cell exposure study on spruce and pine smoke.

2018 Scientific Article in Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine J. Mol. Clin. Med. 1, 23-35 (2018)

Kanashova, T. ; Sippula, O. ; Oeder, S. ; Streibel, T. ; Passig, J. ; Czech, H. ; Kaoma, T. ; Sapcariu, S.C. ; Dilger, M. ; Paur, H.-R. ; Schlager, C. ; Mülhopt, S. ; Weiss, C. ; Schmidt-Weber, C.B. ; Traidl-Hoffmann, C. ; Michalke, B. ; Krebs, T. ; Karg, E.W. ; Jakobi, G. ; Scholtes, S. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Sklorz, M. ; Orasche, J. ; Müller, L. ; Reda, A. ; Rüger, C ; Neumann, A. ; Abbaszade, G. ; Radischat, C. ; Hiller, K. ; Grigonyte, J. ; Kortelainen, M. ; Kuuspalo, K. ; Lamberg, H. ; Leskinen, J. ; Nuutinen, I. ; Torvela, T. ; Tissari, J. ; Jalava, P. ; Kasurinen, S. ; Uski, O. ; Hirvonen, M.-R. ; Buters, J.T.M. ; Dittmar, G. ; Jokiniemi, J.K. ; Zimmermann, R.

Emissions from a modern log wood masonry heater and wood pellet boiler: Composition and biological impact on air-liquid interface exposed human lung cancer cells.

2017 Scientific Article in Environmental Science and Pollution Research Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 24, 10976-10991 (2017)

Streibel, T. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Czech, H. ; Harndorf, H. ; Jakobi, G. ; Jokiniemi, J. ; Karg, E.W. ; Lintelmann, J. ; Matuschek, G. ; Michalke, B. ; Müller, L. ; Orasche, J. ; Passig, J. ; Radischat, C. ; Rabe, R. ; Reda, A. ; Rüger, C.P. ; Schwemer, T. ; Sippula, O. ; Stengel, B. ; Sklorz, M. ; Torvela, T. ; Weggler, B.A. ; Zimmermann, R.

Aerosol emissions of a ship diesel engine operated with diesel fuel or heavy fuel oil.

2016 Scientific Article in PLoS ONE PLoS ONE 11:e0157964 (2016)

Sapcariu, S.C. ; Kanashova, T. ; Dilger, M. ; Diabaté, S. ; Oeder, S. ; Passig, J. ; Radischat, C. ; Buters, J.T.M. ; Sippula, O. ; Streibel, T. ; Paur, H.R. ; Schläger, C. ; Mülhopt, S. ; Stengel, B. ; Rabe, R. ; Harndorf, H. ; Krebs, T. ; Karg, E.W. ; Gröger, T.M. ; Weiss, C. ; Dittmar, G. ; Hiller, K. ; Zimmermann, R.

Metabolic profiling as well as stable isotope assisted metabolic and proteomic analysis of RAW 264.7 macrophages exposed to ship engine aerosol emissions: Different effects of heavy fuel oil and refined diesel fuel.

2015 Scientific Article in PLoS ONE PLoS ONE 10:e0126536 (2015)

Oeder, S. ; Kanashova, T. ; Sippula, O. ; Sapcariu, S.C. ; Streibel, T. ; Arteaga-Salas, J.M. ; Passig, J. ; Dilger, M. ; Paur, H.R. ; Schläger, C. ; Mülhopt, S. ; Diabaté, S. ; Weiss, C. ; Stengel, B. ; Rabe, R. ; Harndorf, H. ; Torvela, T. ; Jokiniemi, J.K. ; Hirvonen, M.R. ; Schmidt-Weber, C.B. ; Traidl-Hoffmann, C. ; BéruBé, K.A. ; Wlodarczyk, A.J. ; Prytherch, Z. ; Michalke, B. ; Krebs, T. ; Prévôt, A.S. ; Kelbg, M. ; Tiggesbäumker, J. ; Karg, E.W. ; Jakobi, G. ; Scholtes, S. ; Schnelle-Kreis, J. ; Lintelmann, J. ; Matuschek, G. ; Sklorz, M. ; Klingbeil, S. ; Orasche, J. ; Richthammer, P. ; Müller, L. ; Elsasser, M. ; Reda, A. ; Gröger, T.M. ; Weggler, B.A. ; Schwemer, T. ; Czech, H. ; Rüger, C.P. ; Abbaszade, G. ; Radischat, C. ; Hiller, K. ; Buters, J.T.M. ; Dittmar, G. ; Zimmermann, R.

Particulate matter from both heavy fuel oil and diesel fuel shipping emissions show strong biological effects on human lung cells at realistic and comparable in vitro exposure conditions.

2012 Scientific Article in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 404, 273-276 (2012)

Adam, T.W. ; Clairotte, M. ; Streibel, T. ; Elsasser, M. ; Pommeres, A. ; Manfredi, U. ; Carriero, M. ; Martini, G. ; Sklorz, M. ; Krasenbrink, A. ; Astorga, C. ; Zimmermann, R.

Real-time analysis of aromatics in combustion engine exhaust by Resonance-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionisation Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (REMPI-TOF-MS): A robust tool for chassis dynamometer testing.

2011 Scientific Article in Analytical Chemistry Anal. Chem. 83, 67-76 (2011)

Adam, T.W. ; Chirico, R. ; Clairotte, M. ; Elsasser, M. ; Manfredi, U. ; Martini, G. ; Sklorz, M. ; Streibel, T. ; Heringa, M.F. ; DeCarlo, P.F. ; Baltensperger, U. ; de Santi, G. ; Krasenbrink, A. ; Zimmermann, R. ; Prévôt, A.S. ; Astorga, C.

Application of modern online instrumentation for chemical analysis of gas and particulate phases of exhaust at the European Commission heavy-duty vehicle emission laboratory.

2009 Scientific Article in Analytical Chemistry Anal. Chem. 81, 6038-6048 (2009)

Geissler, R. ; Saraji-Bozorgzad, M.R. ; Gröger, T.M. ; Fendt, A. ; Streibel, T. ; Sklorz, M. ; Krooss, B.M. ; Fuhrer, K. ; Gonin, M. ; Kaisersberger, E. ; Denner, T. ; Zimmermann, R.

Single photon ionization orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometry and resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for evolved gas analysis in thermogravimetry: Comparative analysis of crude oils.

In: Kessler, R.W.* [Eds.]: Prozessanalytik : Strategien und Fallbeispiele aus der industriellen Praxis. Weinheim: Wiley, 2006. 190-204

Zimmermann, R. ; Streibel, T.

Massenspektrometrie : Grundlagen.

Organohalogen Compounds In: Kuriyama, S.N.* ; Talsness, C.E.* ; Chahoud, I.* [Eds.]: 24th International Symposium on Halogenated Organic Pollutants and POPs (DIOXIN 2004), Berlin 2004. Berlin: Inst. of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology,Charité Univ. Medical School Berlin, 2004. 804-810 (Organohalogen Compd. ; 66)

Nordsieck, H.O. ; Neuer-Etscheidt, K. ; Streibel, T. ; Zimmermann, R.

Derivation of indicators for PCDD/PCDF concentration in MSWI ashes.

Organohalogen Compounds In: Kuriyama, S.N.* ; Talsness, C.E.* ; Chahoud, I.* [Eds.]: 24th International Symposium on Halogenated Organic Pollutants and POPs (DIOXIN 2004), Berlin 2004. Berlin: Inst. of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology,Charité Univ. Medical School Berlin, 2004. 811-816 (Organohalogen Compd. ; 66)

Streibel, T. ; Adam, T. ; Mühlberger, F. ; Cao, L. ; Zimmermann, R.

Application of time-of-flight mass spectrometry with laser-based photoionization methods for analytical pyrolysis of PVC.

Organohalogen Compounds In: Hunt, G.* ; Clement, R.* [Eds.]: Dioxin 2003: 23rd International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP. Boston: International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), 2003. 541-544 (Organohalogen Compd. ; 60)

Streibel, T. ; Nordsieck, H. ; Neuer-Etscheidt, K. ; Mühlberger, F. ; Zimmermann, R.

Development of a sensor system for on-line prediction of PCDD/PCDF content in waste incineration residues (fly and boiler ash).

Contact

Dr. Thorsten Streibel

Deputy Director (Rostock) and Head of TA-PIMS