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Material Processing Lab

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Material Processing Lab

This lab is dedicated to the processing of materials, including the synthesis of catalysts, the preparation of biomass raw materials, and so on. The laboratory is equipped with a muffle furnace, tubular furnace (equipped with air, nitrogen gas, and hydrogen gas), fume hood, and Bomb calorimeter.


Equipment Usability
  • Bomb Calorimeter
    A bomb calorimeter is used to measure the amount of heat (calorific value) released from complete combustion by measuring the heat energy released when the material is burned, thus providing an estimate of the potential energy of a material.
  • Spin coater
    A spin coater is equipment used to apply film to the substrate. The system will rotate the substrate at various speeds while the coating material is piped to its surface. Rotation is resumed while the liquid rotates from the edges of the substrate until the desired film thickness is reached.
  • Fume Hood
    A laboratory fume hood is a type of ventilation system that primarily functions to provide personnel protection against toxic fumes, vapors, and dust. Its secondary function includes protection against chemical spills, runaway reactions, and fires by acting as a physical barrier.
  • Tube Furnace
    A tube furnace is an electric heating device used to conduct syntheses and purifications of inorganic compounds and occasionally in organic synthesis. The design consists of a cylindrical cavity surrounded by heating coils that are embedded in a thermally insulating matrix. The cavity’s temperatures can reach up to 1,100°C.
  • Furnace
    A furnace is used to determine the amount of non-combustible and non-volatile (ash) material in a sample. To determine the ash quantity, a sample is placed in the furnace and exposed to high temperatures (typically up to 1,100°C) for a given period of time. The combustible and volatile material in the sample is burned off and removed from the furnace, typically as gas.
Courses Using Lab Materials
  • Final Project
  • Bioenergy