Environment and Safety

Products and Services Environment and Safety

Material Analysis

  • Development of spectroscopic measurement methods
  • Inline and offline investigations of gases and dust emissions
  • Analysis and classification of slurries and effluents
  • Detection of toxic and security-relevant substances
  • Analysis for material grade based recycling
  • Positive material identification in production lines

Measurement and Testing Technology

  • Automated testing for quality control
  • Material identification and  chemical analysis
  • Testing of geometric features
  • Online monitoring of processes
  • Inline control of intermediate and final products
  • Biometric applications

Development of Prototypes

  • Feasibility studies
  • Custom build solutions and laser measurement systems
  • Prototypes for measuring problems in industrial applications


Fricke-Begemann, C., Strauß, N., Noll, R.: 
Laser-based methods for chemical composition analysis of particulate emissions from steelmaking processes. 
Proc. of the CETAS 2011, Luxembourg, 17.-19. Mai 2011. OC19. pp. 131-138, 2011

Strauss, N., Fricke-Begemann, C., Noll, R.
Size-resolved analysis of fine and ultrafine particulate matter by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
J. Anal. Atomic Spectrom. 25, 867-874

P. Jander, R. Noll
Automated detection of fingerprint traces of high explosives using ultraviolet Raman spectroscopy
Appl. Spectrosc.
63, Nr 5, 559-563, 2009

C. D. Gehlen, E. Wiens, R. Noll, G. Wilsch, K. Reichling
Chlorine detection in cement with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in the infrared and ultraviolet spectral range
Spectrochim. Acta. Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy 
64, 1135-1140, 2009

Q. Wang, P. Jander, C. Fricke-Begemann, R. Noll,
Comparison of 1064 nm and 266 nm excitation of laser-induced plasmas for several types of plastics and one explosive
Spectrochim. Acta Part B
63, 1011-1015, 2008

P. Jander, R. Noll
Remote Raman detection of trace explosives
Proc. of the Future Security Res. Conf.
pp. 333-336, 2008

V. Sturm, A. Brysch, R. Noll
Online Multielement Analysis of the Top Gas of a Blast Furnace by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatsh.
1, 28-32, 2007

V. Sturm, A. Brysch, R. Noll, H. Brinkmann, R. Schwalbe,
K. Mülheims, P. Luoto, P. Mannila, K. Heinänen, 
D. Carrascal, L. Sancho, A. Opfermann, K. Mavrommatis,
H. W. Gudenau, A. Hatziapostolou, S. Couris
Online multi-element analysis of the top gas of a blast furnace by LIBS
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop 
"Progress in Analytical Chemistry in the Steel and Metal Industries
183-188, 2006

R. Noll, C. Fricke-Begemann
Stand-off Detection of Surface Contaminations with Explosive Residues Using Laser-spectroscopic Methods
Stand-off Detection of Suicide Bombers and Mobile Subjects 
(Eds.: H. Schubert, A. Rimski-Korsakov)
89-99, 2006