Equipment

  • Hollow Fiber Spinning Machine
    Hollow Fiber Spinning Machine This custom-designed machine creates polymeric hollow fiber membranes using a technique called Diffusion Induced Phase Separation method (DIPS).
  • Barometric Sorption
    Barometric Sorption Gases can adsorb on (stick to) or absorb in (dissolve in) solids. Measuring this gas-solid interaction is critical to understanding permeation through membranes.
  • Mixed Gas Permeation Boxes
    Mixed Gas Permeation Boxes In any real separation application, membranes are exposed not to pure gases but to gas mixtures.
  • Pure Gas Permeation Boxes
    Pure Gas Permeation Boxes Researchers test the separation potential of new materials using the time-lag, a.k.a. constant volume, method that sets the standard in the field.
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System
    Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System Based on the most often sold quaternary HPLC system new levels of performance are brought to you. A pressure range of up to 600 bar with a flow rate up to 5 mL/min allows the use of almost any column – conventional.
  • Hollow fiber spinning system
    Hollow fiber spinning system The equipment creates polymeric hollow fiber membranes using a technique called Diffusion (or Non-solvent) Induced Phase Separation method (DIPS or NIPS).
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Trough
    Langmuir-Blodgett Trough The Langmuir (L), Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) and Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) techniques enable fabrication and characterization of single molecule thick films with control over the packing density of molecules.
  • Agilent 7890A GC System
    Agilent 7890A GC System Adding an exciting new chapter to a 40-year history of GC leadership, Agilent’s 7890A GC gives you everything you need to take your lab to the next level of GC and GC/MS performance
  • Gravimetric Sorption Analyzer Brand: Rubotherm,
    Gravimetric Sorption Analyzer The heart of the IsoSORP® Sorption Analysis instruments is the Magnetic Suspension Balance for accurately weighing the sample material.
  • Ultrasound Sonicator Brand: Branson,
    Model: 1050
    Ultrasound Sonicator Sonication can be used for the production of nanoparticles, such as nanoemulsions, nanocrystals, liposomes and wax emulsions, as well as for wastewater purification, extraction of plant oil, many other processes.
  • Tubular furnaces Brand: Carbolite,
    Model: Horizontal Single Zone Split Tube Furnace - HST
    Tubular furnaces A tube furnace is an electric heating device used to conduct syntheses and purifications of inorganic compounds and occasionally in organic synthesis.
  • Impedance Analyzer Brand: Inphaze,
    Model: INPHAZE
    Impedance Analyzer The INPHAZE Spectrometer System uses electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure the complex impedance of a dielectric sample over a frequency range from milliHertz to MegaHertz
  • Glove box systems Brand: Mbraun,
    Model: Gas purification platform MB 10 compact
    Glove box systems The glovebox (or glove box) is a sealed container that is designed to allow one to manipulate objects where a separate atmosphere is desired.
  • Electrochemical Station Brand: H CH instruments,
    Model: 600D Series
    Electrochemical Station The System contains a fast digital function generator, a high speed data acquisition circuitry, A potentiostat and a galvanostat.
  • Plasma Brand: Zepto,
    Model: Zepto LC PC
    Plasma This instrument can be used to modify the surface property and it is possible to modify virtually any surface, such as ceramic, polymer, metal. It offers several versatile applications.
  • Sorvall LYNX 4000 Centrifuge Brand: Thermo Scientific,
    Sorvall LYNX 4000 Centrifuge Multilingual Selection, Rotor Calculator, On-Board Training Videos, User Logging, User Lock-Out, Automatic Door Opening, Rotor Speed Handle. Max speed 27000 rpm, max load 8×75 gm.
  • Xplore 15 Micro Compounder Brand: Xplore,
    Model: 2005
    Xplore 15 Micro Compounder This micro compounder has a base capacity of 15 ml and can process batch volumes of 3, 7 or 15 ml via proprietary Vari-Batch™ technology.
  • Osmotic Processes Testing System
    Osmotic Processes Testing System This in-house built experimental apparatus allows testing membranes under different osmotic processes such as forward osmosis (FO), pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) and pressure-assisted forward osmosis (PAFO).
  • Cross-flow Filtration Units
    Cross-flow Filtration Units Two versatile bench-scale filtration systems each containing up to 9 Sterlitech cross-flow cells (maximum pressure of 69 bar or 1000 psig) can be configured to test membrane coupons under reverse osmosis or nanofiltration conditions.
  • Dead-end Filtration Units
    Dead-end Filtration Units Dead-end filtration units featuring stainless steel Sterlitech stirred cells (up to 69 bar delivered by an inert gas cylinder) are useful for quickly determining pure water and organic solvent fluxes of any type of membrane coupons ranging.
  • Pressure Reactor Brand: PARR Instrument Co.,
    Pressure Reactor A pressure reactor (with reactor controller (4848) and stirrer) from PARR Instrument and Co. is available with a 400ml reactor.
  • Gel Pressure Chromatography (GPC) Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 1200series
    Gel Pressure Chromatography (GPC) A SECcurity GPC system based on Agilent technologies1200 series with PSS (Polymer standard service) software is available for membrane characterizations.
  • “Small” flat sheet casting machine Brand: Self made,
    “Small” flat sheet casting machine Our small flat sheet casting machine allows manufacturing membranes (drum width 12cm on endless fleece) continuously for lab scale applications. Therefore, an excellent reproducibility guarantees always the same highest membrane quality.
  • Time lag machine Brand: Self made,
    Time lag machine The time lag permeation technique has proven to be an effective method for characterization. Because of the simple nature of the permeation experiment, transport parameters can be directly obtained from experimental data
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Brand: Thermoscientific,
    Model: Trace Ultra
    Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Gas chromatography (GC) is used in analytical chemistry for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition.
  • UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer Brand: Perkin Elmer,
    Model: Lambda 950
    UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer is used to measure the intensity of light passing through a sample or a material.
  • Supercritical CO2 Dryer Brand: Tousimis,
    Supercritical CO2 Dryer Tousimis Supercritical CO2 dryer is used to replace by liquid CO2 the solvent present within cavities of porous materials in order to facilitate the activation process.
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Brand: TA Instrument,
    Model: Q5000-IR
    Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Thermogravimetric Analysis Q5000-IR (TGA) measures weight changes in a material as a function of temperature (or time) under a controlled atmosphere. Its principal uses include measurement of a material's thermal stability and composition.
  • Degasser Brand: Quantachrome Instruments,
    Model: Autosorb
    Degasser Quantachrome MasterPrep Degasser is used to activate the materials prior to gas adsorption measurement.
  • Fourrier-Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) Brand: Thermo Scientific,
    Model: Nicolet 6700
    Fourrier-Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700 FTIR spectrometer is used to identify the chemical bonds within a molecule or a material
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer Brand: Perkin Elmer,
    Model: LS 50
    Fluorescence Spectrometer Fluorescence Spectrophotometer is used to analyze the fluorescence emitted by a sample or a material.
  • Low-Pressure Gas Adsorption Brand: Quantachrome Instruments,
    Model: Autosorb-1C
    Low-Pressure Gas Adsorption Quantachrome Autosorb-1C is used to measure the quantity of gas adsorbed as a function of gas pressure (till 1 bar).
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA) Brand: Varian,
    Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA) Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) is a spectroscopic technic for the quantitative determination of chemical elements using the absorption of optical radiation (light) by free atoms in the gaseous state.
  • Low-Pressure Gas Adsorption Brand: Micromeritics,
    Model: 3Flex
    Low-Pressure Gas Adsorption Rubotherm ISORP HyGrA is a gravimetric sorption instrument used to measure the quantity of gas adsorbed as a function of gas pressure (till 1 bar).
  • Water Adsorption Brand: TA Instruments,
    Model: VTI-SA+
    Water Adsorption TA Instruments VTI-SA+ is used to measure the quantity of water adsorbed as a function of water pressure (till 1 bar).
  • Quartz Crystal Microbalance Brand: Biolin Scientific,
    Model: Q-sense
    Quartz Crystal Microbalance Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) is a real-time, nanoscale technique for analyzing surface phenomena including thin film formation, interactions and reactions.
  • Vapor Sorption Analyzer Brand: Quantachrome,
    Model: Vstar
    Vapor Sorption Analyzer Quantachrome Vstar is used to measure the quantity of vapor adsorbed as a function of vapor pressure.
  • High-Pressure Gas Adsorption Brand: Rubotherm,
    Model: ISORP HyGrA
    High-Pressure Gas Adsorption Rubotherm ISORP HyGrA is a gravimetric sorption instrument used to measure the quantity of gas adsorbed as a function of gas pressure (till 200 bar)
  • Powder Diffractometer Brand: PANanalytical,
    Model: X’Pert MPD-PRO
    Powder Diffractometer Powder Diffractometer is used to analyze crystallized material (purity, crystal structure…)
  • Single Crystal Diffractometer Brand: Bruker,
    Model: X8 Prospector
    Single Crystal Diffractometer Single Crystal Diffractometer is used to determine the crystal structure of crystallized material.
  • Water/Vapor Sorption Brand: TA Instruments,
    Model: VTI-SA
    Water/Vapor Sorption The VTI-SA Vapor Sorption Analyzer is a continuous vapor flow sorption instrument for obtaining precision water and organic vapor isotherms at temperatures ranging from 5°C to 150°C at ambient pressure. The VTI-SA+.
  • Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer (IGA) Brand: Hiden Isochema,
    Model: IGA-003
    Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer (IGA) The IGA-003 is a gravimetric analyzer specifically designed for dynamic mixed gas sorption analysis. The multiple inlet mass flow controller system allows mixed gas experiments in both pressure control and flow control modes.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Brand: Zeiss,
    Model: EVO MA10
    Scanning Electron Microscope Understanding the function and performance of any membrane requires visual confirmation of its structural characteristics and the exact dimensions of specific features (e.g., surface coating).
  • Horizontal Single Zone Split Tube Furnace Brand: Carbolite,
    Model: HZS 12/900
    Horizontal Single Zone Split Tube Furnace This furnace can reach temperatures up to 1200 °C, which makes it quite versatile for heat-treating and pyrolysing polymeric precursors under different conditions (e.g., temperature and oxygen concentration).
  • Spin Coaters Brand: Brewer Science,
    Model: CEE200
    Spin Coaters Spin-coating is another important method for creating thin-film composite membranes and modifying existing ones with custom-made coatings.
  • Casting Machines Brand: Gardco,
    Model: ADM II
    Casting Machines These casting machines allow easy and consistent production of phase-inversion membranes and the application of different types of coatings with high reproducibility.
  • UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer Brand: Perkin Elmer,
    Model: Lambda 1050
    UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer This versatile and high-sensitivity spectrophotometer can be used to rapidly monitor organic analytes at low concentrations, which is particularly useful when testing the retention of membranes to different organic compounds in liquid separations.
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Brand: Viscotek (Malvern),
    Model: 430
    Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) GPC is an essential tool supporting the synthesis of new polymers for advanced membranes because it provides key information about the molecular weight and molecular weight distributions of the new materials.
  • Electrokinetic Analyzer Brand: Anton Paar,
    Model: SurPass
    Electrokinetic Analyzer When in contact with aqueous solutions, pH and ionic strength can influence the properties of many polymers and membrane surfaces. For example, polyamide thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes are negatively charged at pH values above 5.
  • Atomic Force Microscope Brand: Bruker,
    Model: Dimension Icon
    Atomic Force Microscope Atomic force microscopy is a powerful high-resolution imaging technique for obtaining nanoscale topographic information of membrane surfaces without requiring any sample preparation or surface modification like in SEM.
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer Brand: TA Instruments,
    Model: TGA Q 5000
    Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer This instrument can be used to determine the thermal stability of materials by measuring weight changes as a function of temperature in a controlled atmosphere.
  • FTIR-ATR Brand: Varian,
    Model: 610 TR
    FTIR-ATR FTIR is a powerful technique to profile the chemical structure of materials, which is important during the development of new polymers.
  • Zetasizer Brand: Malvern,
    Model: Nano ZS
    Zetasizer The Zetasizer measures particle size, electrophoretic mobility and zeta potential of particles covering a wide range of sizes (from 0.3 to 10000 nm) making it an essential analytical instrument for the characterization of all sorts of nanoparticles.
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry Brand: TA Instruments,
    Model: DSC 2000
    Differential Scanning Calorimetry DSC allows the measurement of thermal transitions in polymer samples (e.g., glass transition temperature).
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer Brand: TA Instruments,
    Model: DMA Q800
    Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer DMA measures the properties of materials as they are deformed under stress. This technique is used primarily to evaluate the viscoelastic properties such as storage and loss modulus, as well as transition temperatures of polymers.
  • Physisorption Analyzer Brand: Micromeritics,
    Model: ASAP 2020
    Physisorption Analyzer The physisorption analyzer is a fundamental characterization instrument for calculating the microporous properties of polymers from gas sorption isotherms typically measured with nitrogen at 77K.
  • UV Photocatalysis Microflow Tube Reactor System Brand: Mini-Scale, Newton & Stokes,
    UV Photocatalysis Microflow Tube Reactor System ​The UV-Photocatalysis microflow tube reactor system is equiped with two high-powered UV light sources, dual balances and squeeze pumps in the liquid circulation tubes.
  • Olympus Research System Microscope Equiped with Heating and Freezing Stage Model: Model BX61
    Olympus Research System Microscope Equiped with Heating and Freezing Stage ​The new BX2 series addresses the research demands of the future with Olympus' most advanced optical system to date.
  • Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer Model: ASAP 2050
    Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer ​Micromeritics ASAP® 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer is an easy-to-use instrument capable of collecting high-resolution, high-pressure adsorptive isotherms from vacuum to 10 atmospheres.
  • Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer Brand: Varian,
    Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer The Cary 5000 is a high performance UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer with superb photometric performance in the 175-3300 nm range.
  • Full Spectrum Solar Simulator, 300 W, 2 x 2 in. Collimated Output Brand: Newport,
    Full Spectrum Solar Simulator, 300 W, 2 x 2 in. Collimated Output The 91160 Full Spectrum Solar Simulator produces power equivalent to about 2 suns. With optional air mass filters, you can simulate various solar conditions. this 300 W Solar Simulator has a 2 x 2 inch (50.8 x 50.8 mm) collimated output.
  • Zeta Potential & Submicron Particle Size Analyzer Equiped with Delsa Nano Auto-Titrator Model: DelsaNano C, Beckman Coulter
    Zeta Potential & Submicron Particle Size Analyzer Equiped with Delsa Nano Auto-Titrator ​The DelsaNano C uses photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), which determines particle size by measuring the rate of fluctuations in laser light intensity scattered by particles as they diffuse through a fluid
  • GC System Equipped with Series Autosampler Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7890A GCS with 7693
    GC System Equipped with Series Autosampler Adding an exciting new chapter to a 40-year history of GC leadership, Agilent’s 7890A GC gives you everything you need to take your lab to the next level of GC and GC/MS performance, including advanced separation capabilities.
  • CreaPhys Vacuum Sublimation Systems for Organic Compounds Model: DSU05-h
    CreaPhys Vacuum Sublimation Systems for Organic Compounds The Tube-based Vacuum Sublimation Unit provides the ability to purify organic volatile compounds by vacuum sublimation both for sublimable compounds and liquid phase compounds for application in organic opto-electronics or nanotechnology.
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System
    Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC System Based on the most often sold quaternary HPLC system new levels of performance are brought to you. A pressure range of up to 600 bar with a flow rate up to 5 mL/min allows the use of almost any column – conventional.
  • Dual Zone Split Tube Furnace (NBD)
    Dual Zone Split Tube Furnace (NBD) NBD dual zone high pressure and high vacuum split tube furnaces can be chosen from two kinds of alloy tube, e.g. Stainless steel 310S refractory alloy or Ni based super alloy, which offer a solution of heating treatment under high positive pressure.
  • OLED  Measurement System Brand: EVERBEING INT'L & CHIEFSI CORPs,
    OLED Measurement System The OLED system is equipped with PR-715 spectrascan meter and Keithley 2400 power source for semiconductor and OLED device property testing.
  • Spin Coater Model: KW-4A, CHETMAT TECHNOLOGY INC
    Spin Coater KW-4A is a compact and easy-to-use spin coater for precise and uniform deposition of thin films and coatings. Its rugged, vibration-free and portable design makes it a versatile tool for your research facility.
  • Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Varian)
    Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (Varian) The Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer uses a Xenon flash lamp for superior sensitivity, high signal-to-noise, and fast kinetics. It measures the emission of light from samples in four modes.
  • Fixed-Bed Dual Channel Microflow Reactor System Brand: Mini-Scale, Newton & Stokes,
    Fixed-Bed Dual Channel Microflow Reactor System The basic set up of the High Pressure, High Temperature Fixed Bed Microflow Reactor system is to accommodate a single furnace, and in a later stage can be upgraded to dual-furnace, micro-flow reactor in a man-height fume hood.
  • Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System
    Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System The Parr Series 5000 Multiple Reactor System has been designed to provide an integrated system for running multiple reactions simultaneously.
  • GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Equiped with AOC-20i/20s Autosampler
    GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Equiped with AOC-20i/20s Autosampler ​The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra is our most advanced gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. Descended from the GCMS-QP2010 Plus, it features best-in-class scan speed and sensitivity.
  • Metrohm Autolab Potentiostats/Galvanostats Model: PGSTAT128N
    Metrohm Autolab Potentiostats/Galvanostats The Autolab PGSTAT128N is a low-current, low-noise and fast potentiostat/galvanostat capable of measuring maximum 800 mA with a compliance voltage of 12 V, making it an excellent choice for a high-performance, low-cost option for small cell measurements.