Research of the Institute

The Institute consists of four scientific departments and additonal research groups. Current research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz aims at an integral understanding of chemical processes in the Earth system, particularly in the atmosphere and biosphere. Investigations address a wide range of interactions between air, water, soil, life and climate in the course of Earth history up to today´s human-driven epoch, the anthropocene.


Natural gas shortage jeopardized China’s clean air goals

November 24, 2020

A natural gas shortage caused a major redistribution of air pollution related to China’s clean air actions in the winter of 2017

Ventilation made easy

October 30, 2020

A simple ventilation system removes 90% of respiratory aerosols which potentially include coronavirus particles, from indoor air.

"Cool" Bacteria

November 12, 2020

New insights into a mechanism that reduces the ice formation ability of bacterial ice-nucleating proteins in an acidic environment.

COVID-19: Calculating aerosol infection risk yourself

November 09, 2020

Algorithm to estimate coronavirus infection risk from aerosol transmission in the indoor environment and under different safety measures

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Earth and Solar System Research Partnership

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