Research facilities

Research facilities

Rheological analysis

  • Cylinder concentric rheometry (max. 1600ºC)
  • Bohlin Instruments CVS120 controlled stress rheometer
  • Brookfield DVII controlled stress rheometer
  • Capilary rheometer

Fibre drawing

  • Spinning equipment . (max 360 km/h, max 1600 ºC)

Mechanical test

  • Vickers indenter, Struers Duramin

High temperature processing

  • Melting furnace, (max 1700°C)
  • Annealing ovens (max 1150°C)
  • Furnace with controlled gas (max 1600°C). (self constructed)

Organic analysis

  • Dionex HPLC, Alltech ELSD 8000 detector
  • Dionex HPLC, Shodex RI-101detector
  • Dionex HPLC, OVD 1700/3400 UV/Vis detector
  • Dionex HPLC, DX300 puls electrochemical detector.
  • Varian 450 GC with dual injection port/FI detector and a combipal autosampler

Thermal analysis

  • Perkin Elmer DSC 7
  • Netzsch Jupiter STA 449C up to 1500 ºC
  • Para 1356 Bomb calorimeter
  • Impedance (max 1500 ºC)

Solid separation

  • Cross-flow Micro- or ultrafiltration
  • Cross-flow nanofiltration or reverse osmosis
  • Dead-end, Controlled pressure
  • Dead-end, Controlled deformation
  • Membrane bioreactor
  • Electro filtration
  • Analytical Ultracentrifuge

Spectroscopic analysis

  • Perkin Elmer, AAnalyst 100 (AAS)
  • Shimadzu-1601 2-way UV/VIS
  • Perking Elmer, Lambda BIO UV/VIS
  • Genesys 20 Spectrophotometer
  • Varian 640 IR spectrophotometer with a Varian 600 FTIR microscope
  • Cary eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Cary 50 UV/vis spectrophotometer

Electrochemical analysis

  • Electro voltammetry (self constructed)
  • Radiometer Conductometer CMD 210
  • Solortron impedance analyser, SI1260
  • Malvern Zetamaster S
  • Beckman, Pace system MDQ, (Capillary electrophoresis)

Other analyses

  • Contact angle equipment
  • Refractometer, PZO RL 2830 for liquids
  • Radiometer auto titrator Titralab, tim 900
  • Microtrac 7997-10, particle size analyser
  • Photometric Dispersion Analyser 2000