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Thermophoretic Simulator

Simulation based development of a nano-particle collector device

At a glance

  • Project leader : Prof. Dr. Gernot Kurt Boiger
  • Deputy of project leader : Dr. Asier Zubiaga
  • Project team : Thomas Brossi, Steven Brossi, Dr. Thomas Zünd
  • Project budget : CHF 15'000
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Innosuisse (Innovationsscheck / Projekt Nr. 43131.1 INNO-EE)
  • Project partner : mylab elektronik GmbH
  • Contact person : Gernot Kurt Boiger


We are developing a novel type of nano-particle-collector. It will collect nano-particles in a very controlled fashion out of ambient air. Extending and applying an in-house Eulerian Lagrangian OpenFoam solver, simulations are used to optimize the device in terms of particle-deposition characteristics.