Analyzers and other equipment

GC/MS-ATD

Thermal desorption is a technique that extracts volatiles from a non-volatile matrix by heating the matrix/sample in a stream of inert gas. The extracted volatiles are subsequently refocused onto a cold trap from which they are transferred in a narrow band to a gas chromatographic column for analysis. The GC/MS is composed of two major building blocks: the gas chromatograph and the mass selective detector. The gas chromatograph is used to separate mixture into components. The mass selective detector separately detects components from the gas chromatograph.

 

Zeta-potential apparatus

Becman Coulter DELSA Nano C.

Particle suspension measurements: size and zeta potential for few nm up to 1 micron particles, cuvettes for low and high solid concentrations.

 

Potentiostat/galvanostat

Princeton Applied Research, VersaSTAT3.

Measuring cells: ASTM, Avesta and flat sample cells.

The equipment is for investigation of electrochemical reactions, e.g. in determination of corrosion rates or other redox reactions. The equipment has impedance measurements possibilty.

 

FTIR

Bruker Vertex V80 vacuum FTIR spektrometer.

Supplementary parts: PM-IRRAS

 

FTIR + microscope

Bruker TENSOR 27 + Hyperion 3000. Bruker TENSOR 27 FTIR spectormeter with Hyperion 3000 FTIR microscope.

Fully automated FTIR imaging microscope with transmission and reflection capabilities, transparent knife-edge aperture and motorized stage and both binocular and video viewing. The microscope is equipped with 15x and 4x objective s as well as 20x ATR-objective,, MCT detector and modern focal plane array detector (FPA) technology.

The equipment is suitable for microanalysis over broad field of applications including materials research, polymers, chemicals, forensics, art conservation, and life sciences.

 

FT-Raman

Bruker Optics, MultiRAM II, Nd:YAG laser 1064nm, Ge and InGaAs detectors.

With apparatus the determination of solids and liquids samples can be done. Organic, inorganic and aqueous samples can be measured, and in addition, in the most cases difficult sample pre-treatment is not needed.

 

Apparatus for temperature programmed studies

The system consist of reactor part and the corrosion resistant mass spectrometer, Hiden HPR-20 QIC, by which the gaseous products are determined.

The system is used for adsorption-desorption phenomena studies of solid samples using temperature programmed methods (TPD, TPO, TPR, TPRx).

 

XRF

PANalytical Axios mAX 4kW X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, elemental analysis from Fluor to Uranium. Onmnian calibration package for unknown materials. Power 4 kW, 5 monochromators, 3 detectors.

Measurements from solids, powders and liquidis available in vacuo or Helium atmosphere. Different sample preparations available. Measured area diameter is 38mm – not a microanalysis. As an option there is a possibility for connection to Metso DNA system.

 

Bruker Hyperion 3000 IR microscope

The IR microscope can be used for reflectance, transmittance and ATR measurements. The microscope is combined with Tensor 27 FTIR spectrometer (Bruker) and equipped with MCT and FPA detectors.

 

High Pressure Reactor System

The reactor system manufactured by Parr Instrument Company is meant for studying reactions occurring at elevated temperature and pressure. This system consists of a Parr 4575 HT/HP reactor and a controller (Parr 4848).

The 4575 reactor is a 500 ml bench top reactor with 345 bar (5000 psi) and 500 °C ratings. The Parr reactor and all related components are made of Type 316 stainless steel, which makes this reaction system highly resistant to corrosive agents.

 

Autoclave (FINN-AQUA)
Gas chromatography (Agilent 6890N)
Gel electrophoresis (Pharmacia LKB: PhastSystem)
Kjeldahl-digestor unit (FOSS TECATOR 2020 Digestor)
Kjeldahl-distillation unit (FOSS TECATOR 2200 Kjeltec Auto distillation)
Laminar cabin (Holten LaminAir)
Mass selective detector (Agilent 5973)
Sentrifuge (Heraeus Biofuge pico)
Sentrifuge (Sorvall RC5B Plus)
Spectrophotometer UV and visible light (Beckman DU640i)
Viscometer (Brookfield DV-I)

 

Last updated: 12.8.2016