Brake Dust PN Emissions in the Context of the PMP Method is now available from Joel Danzer, HORIBA Europe GmbH, on the EuroBrake website. He answers a few related questions in this Spotlight..
What do you find most interesting about the topic you are presenting on?
“Non-exhaust emissions” in general and Brake Dust in particular show a huge potential in terms of a further improvement in air quality, especially in densely populated city centres! At HORIBA, it is our mission to make the world cleaner and more efficient so we are delighted to offer a fully integrated measurement solution supporting our customers in this important field of application. Personally I also like the interdisciplinary information exchange in this application since we are bringing together experts from brake testing, emission measurements, material science and software.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
Well, I think the coronavirus has affected all of us and sure enough we are trying to follow the recommendations from the medical experts to overcome this situation as soon as possible. On the one hand, it was a little bit more difficult to perform internal measurement campaigns over the last couple of months due to contact restrictions and preventive actions in the laboratory, but on the other hand we have also noticed a significant increase of interest coming from the market. We see that our customers are shifting resources into future applications such as Brake Dust which is definitely a positive trend!
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
HORIBA´s Brake Dust measurement solution is of great interest for the entire brake industry and we are more than happy informing OEMs, Tier 1/2 suppliers, academia and testing facilities about the latest results in brake particle emission measurements.
Joel Danzer (34) studied process engineering in the Frankfurt area/ Germany. He started his career as a R&D engineer in the fuel cell industry, working on the optimization of “membrane-electrode-assemblies” (MEA) at Daimler AG and SolviCore GmbH & Co. KG. In 2014 he joined HORIBA as a European Product Manager for particle measurement instruments supporting the development of the OBS-ONE-PN and the introduction of the RDE-legislation. In 2017 he left the company to travel the world for a duration of 20 months before returning to HORIBA in summer of 2019. He is now in charge of HORIBA´s global activities in the field of non-exhaust emission applications.