Equipment

Institute of General Chemical Engineering has following equipment for various purposes

For determination of composition

  • Liquid chromatograph with UV, fluorescent and light scattering detectors Waters ACQUITY UPLC H-Class Core System with Column Heater 30-A, TUV, ELS, Fluorescence Detectors.
  • X-ray powder diffractometer, PANalytical X’Pert PRO
  • Scanning electron microscope, High Resolution Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope with SE/BSE detectors and EDS unit. Mira Tescan. Data examples. Technical data.
  • FT-IR spectrometer, Varian 800 FT-IR Scimitar Series
  • UV/VIS spectrometers, Evolution 300, Thermo Scientific; and Jenway 6405

For particle size determination:

  • Laser granulometer, Fritsch analysette 22 Nano Tech
  • Vibrating sieve machine. The mesh size of 45 μm - 4 mm. FRITSCH Analysette 3
  • Ultrasonic cleaning machine.
  • Optical Microscopes and Scanning electron microscope

For liquids

  • 2 – 25 liter Synthesis Reactors with dosing systems TITRONIC universal®
  • Automated titration apparatus (Mettler Toledo T90) with built-in magnetic and a propeller stirrer and electrodes for red-ox reactions, pH control in aqueous and non-aqueous medium and acid base and selective electrode of Ca2+.
  • Bioreactor EDF 5.3-1.
  • Water distillers and deionisers
  • Centrifuges: 12 ml and 50ml per vial
  • Several shakers, mixers and shakers-incubators.
  • Ultrasonic baths – 1 L and 20 L
  • Rotational viscometer. Anton Paar RheolabQC 

For pastes and powders

  • Extruder, maximum yield – 120 kg/h,press power – 5.5 kW, vacuum 50-40 mbar, cooling with water, DORST Cale-Parmer
  • Mixer-kneader, for prepearing raw material till 8kg with cooling function (10-12 °C), AMK III U 8/IV
  • Extrusion Simulator KP50A Capillar chech
  • Facility for determining the plasticity, MultiTest1 AFG 100N
  • Moisture analyzer for determining moisture content in pastes and powders till constant weight at 30 ° -230 ° C, 0.2 to 120 g. Kern MRS120-3
  • Rotational viscometer RheolabQC (Anton Paar)
  • Multifunctional press, maximum force - 1000 kN and 100 kN. P / O / Weber PW 100 EU and 40 PK

High-temperature equipment

  • High-temperature optical dilatometer (microscope). maximum operating temperature = 1400°C± 3 °C, EM201, HT163, Hesse instruments
  • High-temperature DTA/DSC, temperature range 100°-1400°C, heating/cooling rate 0,01-100 K/min, Bahr-Thermoanalyse
  • Spray drying device BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290
  • Steam sterilizer (autoclave) temperature 0...95 °C, time 3...99 min
  • Universal oven, sterilizer, incubator (4 pcs) Excellent Memmert max 220° C ± 1
  • Various ovens, maximum operating temperature = 1650°C± 3 °C
  • Vacuum oven, maximum operating temperature = 1500°C± 3 °C

Microscopes

  • Stereomicroscope, magnicifation 10-300x, , Leica MZ16A with digital camera Leica DFC 490 that is attached to a computer.
  • Microscope, magnicifation10-1000x Leica DFC320, DMLP with digital camera that is attached to a computer.
  • Field emission scanning electron microscope, FE-SEM, Tescan Mira/LMU
  • For sample preparation:
    • low speed saw with a diamond disk with a sample holder for various sample shapes
    • different coarseness pastes for polishing samples

Gas adsorption - porosimetry

  • Gas adsorption is used to measure surface areas and porosity of solids. Specific surface area is calculated by Langmuir or BET methods. Microporous and mezoporu distribution of effective radii by a variety of methods. 4 independent dewars, applied adsorbed - nitrogen or other non-corrosive gas with an appropriate condenser, QUADRASORB SI Kr / with standard Autosorb Degassers and accessories.

We offer contract research with our equipment and knowledge. About potential collaboration and contract types you are welcome to contact Dr.sc.ing. Jāni Loču

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