Research Facilities

Department Research Facilities

Analytical facilities

  • Confocal microscopes
  • Infrared and ultraviolet spectrophotometers
  • Atomic absorption spectrometers
  • Micro-Raman/ FTIR/FT-Raman spectrometers
  • luminescence spectrometer
  • Mass spectrometer
  • Gas/HPLC chromatographs
  • Ion chromatograph
  • Streaming potential detector
  • Gas adsorption Analyzer
  • Mercury Porosimeter
  • Gas Pycnometer Dynamic Mechanical Analyser
  • DataPysics dynamic surface-tension tester
  • IGT Printability tester
  • Hydroscope (Emulsion tack measurement)
  • Thermal gravimetric and differential thermal analyser
  • Weissenberg rheogoniometer
  • Capillary rheometer and other viscometers
  • Surface area and pore size analyzers (ASAP Requisition Form (DOC, 0.05 MB))

Major equipment

APPI

  • Automated, variable humidity test rigs (DMTA, Instron, Creep)
  • Micro Thermal Atomic Force Microscope
  • Cyberflex fibre flexibility tester
  • Pilot-scale pulping and bleasching rigs
  • High-speed drainiage and papermaking simulator

Adsorption

  • Pressure-swing adsorption pilot plants
  • Adsorption equilibrium/kinetics test units
  • Breakthrough unit
  • Parr autoclave reactor Quartz furnace-tube reactor

Fuel reaction engineering

Particle technology

Rheology

  • Filament-stretching rheometer

Biochemical Engineering

  • Bio-Rad Duoflow Chromatography Unit with Quad-Tech (4 x different on-line wavelength measurement)
  • 20 L sterilizable in place fermenter, New Brunswick (to arrive soon)
  • Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)
  • Fluorometer (Shimadzu)
  • Bio-Rad DNA electrophoresis and SDS-Page Gel equipment and digital imaging system
  • Centrifuge I: fixed angle 24 x 2 ml to 15 000 rpm and spinning bucket to 4500 rpm, 4 x 750 ml
  • Centrifuge II: spinning bucket to 3000 rpm, 8 x 50 ml
  • Ulrafiltration (Pellicon system)
  • Other pilot scale filtration equipment
  • Atomic force microscope
  • 40 kHz ultrasonic atomizer / sonicator
  • Digital microscope
  • Cat 2 Safety CabinetUltralow freezer (-80 oC)
  • 2 x shaker incubators
  • Millipore pyrogen free water handling
  • 500 L Atherton Tangent Tiger Autoclave