Lab-Scale Equipment

High temperature reactors
  • High-temperature drop tube gasification reactor (HTR)
  • Laboratory pyrolysis facility (LPA)
  • Pressurized pyrolysis facility (ALPA, DPA)
  • High-pressure drop tube pyrolysis reactor (PYMEQ)
  • Pyrolysis furnaces
  • Rotary kiln
  • Various tube furnaces
Solid fuel analysis
  • Ambient pressure thermo-analysis (thermogravimetry: TG, differential thermo-analysis: DTA, differential-scanning calorimetry: DSC, all with optional mass spectrometer (MS) coupling)
  • High-pressure thermo-analysis (TG, DTA, DSC)
  • High-pressure magnetic-coupling thermo-balance
  • Two-chamber double thermo-balance
  • Adsorption test facility for Hg and SO2
  • Simple particle disintegrator (SPaltor)
  • Camsizers (particle size distribution)
  • Reactivity test facility in fixed bed RiFix
  • Coke reactivity index (CRI) and coke strength after reaction (CSR)
  • Dilatometer (high temperature/Ruhr)
  • Gieseler plastometer
Mechanical preperation
  • Sieve analysis
  • Mills (cutting mill, impact mill, ultracentrifugal mill, freezer mill)
  • Tablet/pellet press
Solid fuel lab
  • Leitz heated microscope (LEM) for investigations of ash melting behavior
  • Elemental (ultimate) analyzer
  • Combustion calorimeter
  • Karl-Fischer titrations
  • Direct mercury analyzer
  • Microwave pressure digestion
  • surface area measurement (N2 or CO2 isothermes)
  • Mercury porosimetry
  • Helium pycnometry
  • Density measurement
Gas and liquid lab
  • Gas chromatography (various micro gas chromatographs with different columns and detectors)
  • Ion chromatography
  • High-performance liquid chromatography: HPLC
  • Pyrolysis facility coupled with gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer (Pyrolysis-GC-MS)
  • Viscometer (temperature controlled up to 200 °C)
  • Total-reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (TXRF)
Ash/slag lab
  • Plasma ashing device
  • X-ray analysis (X-ray fluorescence analysis: XRF, X-ray diffractometre XRD with in-situ temperature/pressure chambers)
  • Electron microscopy (SEM, FIB-SEM)
  • Thermo-optical measurement systems for surface tension and characteristic ash melting temperatures (with atmosphere control: TOM-AC, without atmosphere control: TOMMI)
  • High-temperature viscometers
  • Two-chamber double thermo-balance
  • ETV-ICP OES – electrothermal vaporization - inductive coupled plasma – atomic emission spectroscopy for multielement-analysis, temperature dependent element release in combination with elemental speciation