ALCATRAP – Optimizing CO2 capture by reaction with alkaline residues in the (ALkaline CArbon TRAPping) process

Project duration: January 2009 to November 2010
Duration of follow-up project: August 2011 to August 2013

  • CO2 enrichment from flue gases by reaction with alkaline residues
  • Process optimization of the Alcatrap process
  • Joint project with the Chair of Hydrology at the University of Bayreuth and Rauschert Verfahrenstechnik

Funding by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), funding code (FKZ): 03G0690D
Project management: PTJ


BIMVIP – The Virtual Cane for the Blind

Project duration: March 2019 to May 2020

  • Makes it possible for visually impaired/blind people to virtually walk through an unknown environment in order to familiarize themselves with real buildings in advance
  • For example, this was demonstrated for the new building complex at at Keßlerplatz, which is currently under construction
  • Cooperation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science

Funding by: Leonardo and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Project management: PTJ


BAMBADOS – 1st indoor swimming pool in Europe to fulfil the requirements of the passive house standard

Project duration: 6 months

  • Evaluation and optimization of pool water overflow channels
  • Developing a swimming pool model incorporating the four pool head variants in a climate chamber
  • Measurements of evaporation rates of different systems from Deutsche Steinzeug Keramik GmbH
  • Developing a calculation model in coordination with specialist planners – pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG architects and engineers
  • Carrying over the results to the conditions in the passive house indoor swimming pool in Bamberg

Commissioned by: Stadtwerke Bamberg Bäder GmbH

Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the context of EnOB

Project management: PTJ


BIOSEMIE – Biomass secondary heat exchanger with condensing technology and an integrated electrofilter

Project duration: January 2009 to December 2009

  • Design engineering, detailed planning, material trials, development of electrofilters, drawing up of experimental samples and prototypes
  • Design, engineering, measurement support and optimization
  • Scientific supervision of equipment development

Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of Prolnno II, funding code (FKZ): KF0273503TN7
Project management: German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)


SOKÜMO – Solar-supported cooling, with innovative engine technology

Project duration: 39 months

  • Optimization and implementation of a system for solar-heated cooling, with innovative engine technology
  • Computer-supported modelling of the overall system, including construction proposal for components
  • Case studies into the use of solar cooling

Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of Prolnno II, funding code (FKZ): 0273501TN
Project management AiF

Room climate station

Inadequate behaviours (heating, ventilation, etc.) in residential premises frequently result in damp and, in many cases, the formation of mould. In residential premises, this can lead to significant economic consequences and, above all, can be harmful to health (causing mycoses, mycogenic allergies, mycotoxicoses, and other conditions).

  • Avoiding mould formation
  • Ensuring that the correct interior climate is provided
  • Recording the current status of the interior air using sensors
  • Warnings and proposed solutions to rectify unhealthy conditions
  • ADELE – Automated detection and support for the remediation of mould and air hygiene problems (funding code: 17PNT020)
  • VAMOS – Efficiency of care through assistive, modular technologies in needs-oriented scenarios (funding code: 16KT0944)
  • Irrespective of the VAMOS infrastructure
  • Irrespective of the age of all user groups