Services

Services offered

  • Analytical tools include proximate and elemental (CHNS) analysis, HHV, density and sizing.
  • Analytical pyrolysis (pyGC-MS or pyGC-FID) of solid samples.
  • More advanced analysis possible through our partner network including TGA (incl. deconvolution for lignin/cellulose/hemicellulose content) and tomography.
  • Analytical tools include Karl-Fisher water content, Total Acid Number (TAN), pH, HHV, density and viscosity, CHNS elemental composition, ash content.
  • More advanced analysis possible through our partner network, including GC-MS.
  • Analytical tools include proximate and elemental (CHNS) analysis, HHV, TGA, pH and liming value, adsorption and pyGC-MS.
  • More advanced analysis possible through our partner network, including thermal stability, IR, CEC and base saturation, heavy metal content, zeta potential and surface charge, and tomography.
  • Compositional analysis using microGC
  • Custom production of small samples of bio-oil, biochar or torrefied biomass using the available lab and bench-scale setups. Customisation options include feedstock type selection, pyrolysis conditions (temperature and residence time) and the optional use of catalysts.

Available equipment

Analysis and general laboratory equipment

  • Ashing furnace (Carbolite AAF 11/3)
  • GC/MS (Thermo Scientific Trace GC Ultra, Thermo Scientific ISQ Single Quadrupole MS)
  • General purpose gas analyser (Emerson X-Stream)
  • Heating & drying oven (Thermo Scientific Heratherm OGS60)
  • Microbalance (Mettler-Toledo XP6)
  • MicroGC (Varian 490-GC)
  • Rotavapor (Heidolph Hei-Vap Advantage)
  • Titrator (Metrohm Titrino Plus 848)
  • Volumetric KF Titrator (Mettler-Toledo V20)

Reactors for thermochemical conversion of biomass

Contact

For all requests, contact Dieter Iemants.