Equipment and Services

Services

LCPE offers a broad range of services for both other research institutions and industrial partners:

  • Sample preparations of plastic or organic samples at different levels, among other things, shredding, cryogenic milling, and dry ashing.
  • Various analytical equipment including GC-MS, ICP-OES, HPLC, and FT-IR.
  • Diverse unit operations such as continuous and batch distillation, wind sifting, and flotation.
  • Simulations with various software programs (ASPEN Plus®, MATLAB, Python, and CFD modeling)

An overview of all the equipment available for services can be found below.

Besides the mentioned analytical and engineering services, LCPE also performs chemical and physical experiments to solve industrial problems in the field of plastic or organic waste recycling. Some illustrative results can be found here.

Equipment

LCPE uses different analytical and chemical lab and pilot-scale equipment and has experience with various software programs.

The table below gives an overview of the equipment and software present at LCPE.

 

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       Sample preparation    

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                Analytics

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           Unit operations

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      Process design with  

•Microwave digestion             
•Cyrogenic mill
•Shredder
•Dry ashing
•Sieving
•GC-MS
•GC-FID
•HPLC
•FT-IR
•TGA-IR
•DSC
•UV-VIS
•ICP-OES
•AAS
•Viscometer: Rotary and
 kinematic
•Colorimeter
•Conductometer
•Particle sizing
(Laser Particle sizer, sieve
analysis)
•Solid-liquid extraction
•Liquid-liquid extraction
•Continuous and batch distillation
•Density and froth flotation
•Pilot-scale friction washer
•Air classification/wind shifting
•Hydrocyclone
•Decanter centrifuge
•Drying
•Adsorption/desorption
•Precipitation
•Counter current gas
 absorption/stripping
•Filtration: pressure and
  sand filtration
•Column testing
  (Active carbon, Ion Exchange,…)
•ASPEN Plus®
•Aspen HYSYS
•Aspen Heat Exchanger
 Design and Rating
•DoE with JMP and RStudio
•MATLAB
•Python
•Material flow analysis