Aerosol research laboratory

laborator-aerosolu-perex.jpg The department systematically and at the state-of-the-art level builds up facilities for experimental research into aerosol transport and deposition. It is equipped with up-to-date instrumentation for preparation and experimental research of liquid and solid particles. The research activities conducted currently at the laboratory include elucidation of transport of various type particles as well as assessment of their deposition during inhalation into human airways. The laboratory fundamental component is a test rig for aerosol preparation, its mixing with air and measurement of flow operating parameters.

Other laboratory features include generation of liquid and solid aerosols sizing between 0.1 and 10 μm at concentrations up to 106 cm-3, measurement of particle motion, size, concentration and their morphology. The department know-how of complex biological models production is covered by a patent.

Laboratory equipment


We offer

  • preparation of both liquid and solid spherical, porous and fibrous particles 
  • measurement of aerosol size and concentration with various methods
  • particle morphology assessment by optical microscopy
  • research into two-phase mixture air-aerosol flow in either free space or complex models with the use of up-to-date optical methods, option of oscillatory flow generation
  • aerosol deposition measurement in models by means of various methods


Foreign cooperation

  • COST Action MP1404 - “SimInhale”
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA (prof. P. Hopke) – research into fibrous particles deposition
  • University of California at Davis, USA (prof. A. Wexler) research into submicron particles deposition
  • Ecole Centrale Marseille, CNRS, IRPHE, Marseille, France (O. Boiron, Ph.D., HDR) – research of flow dynamics in human upper airways


  • Philip Morris Products S.A. (Flow field and aerosol deposition in casts of a human respiratory tract) (2014–2015)

Related publications

Other outputs

Contact person

Jan Jedelsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor
phone: +420 54114 3266 | e-mail: jedelsky@fme_vutbr_cz

Energy Institute, Department of Thermodynamics and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology
Technicka 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic

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