Facilities

Membrane Characterization

Abbe-refractometer

Abbe-refractometer

The Abbe-refractometer determines refractive index (nD) of solvent and solutions.
 
 
 

 


UltramicrotomeUltramicrotome

The Ultramicrotome Leica EM UC7 provides preparation of ultrathin sections for TEM  (e.g. block copolymer morphology investigation).
 
 

 

 
Full cell/Membrane Conductivity & Single Cell Test System

Full cell/Membrane Conductivity & Single Cell Test System

BT-552 System is used to perform the following tests: In-plane conductivity testing on pure membrane sample, Through-plane conductivity testing on membrane assembled in an MEA, Activation Energy / Transition Temperature Testing, Hydrogen Crossover / Permeability Testing, Polarization Curves
 

 


Forward Osmosis Forward Osmosis

Lab scale Forward osmosis (FO) self-built system that provides fast and accurate performance data with minimal amounts of membrane. It is designed to be used for both flat-sheet and hollow fiber membranes under no/low (up to 2 bars) hydraulic pressure. 
 

 

 

Pervaporation Set-UpPervaporation Set-Up

Pervaporation set-up is a lab system used for liquid-liquid separation considering the change in the phase during the separation process form vapor to liquid.  It can be used to test separations of organic from organic mixture, water from organic solvent, or organic solvent from water.
 

 

 
Membrane distillation/Membrane crystallization test unit

Membrane distillation/Membrane crystallization test unit

Membrane distillation is a membrane separation process, which uses microporous hydrophobic membranes, impermeable to the transport of liquid water. This setup can be used for testing flat sheet and hollow fiber in lab scale for membrane distillation and membrane crystallization. The jacketed feed and draw solution reservoir helps in maintaining set
temperature difference.
 
 

 
Porolus 1000 is a capillary flow porometer, based on the displacement of a wetting liquid inside a porous network by means of an inert gas flow. It is used for the rapid measurement of through-pores in materials such as porous membrane, filters, paper, plastics, thin film and many other applications. It can be operated at high pressure to determine the bubble point, average pore size (mean flow pore diameter) and distribution from 500 micron to 18 nm with low surface tension wetting liquid (POREFIL). It also allows to measure gas permeability of membranes.


 
Membrane Test Cell System
Membrane Test Cell System
The system is used to evaluate the performance of membrane under varying conditions. This test bench unit offers experimental control by allowing adjustment of the flow parameters to accommodate a wide range of operating conditions and applications. The main operating parameters can be controlled are flow rate and pressure.