MET Service Center Facilities:

Biomass & Biofuels

Agilent Technologies detector and Waters 600 pump HPLC Unit

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

For C5 sugars – xylose, arabinose, etc, glucose, and sugar degradation products

Capabilities:

  • Separate Hydrolyzate Mixtures

  • Identify Sugars

  • Quantify Components in Hydrolyzate

GSL1500X MTI Corporation Tube Furnace

Inert gas and vacuum tube high temperature furnace for carbonization of organic and other materials

Capabilities:

  • Generation of activated carbon from biomass

Small Scale Lab Press

Small scale lab press

Capabilities:

  • Densification of small scale biomass samples

Pilot Plant Scale Ram Type Briquetter

Pilot scale densification of biomass and torrefied biomass with oil heating and cooling capabilities

 

Capabilities:

  • Densification of biomass/biocoal

  • 300 lb/hr capacity with multiple die configurations

Tumbler

Seedburo Equipment Co Tumbler

  • Densified briquettes characterization tool

Capabilities:

  • Testing of hardness, durability, hydrophobicity, etc for pellets and briquettes

Waste Water Analysis

COD, TKN, etc. for waste water samples

Capabilities:

  • Determination of oxygen demand and toxicity in waste water used for anaerobic digestion

RSA Digester and Respirometer

Small scale fermentation anaerobic digestion unit with pulse flow respirometer

Capabilities:

  • Testing of activity of waste water treatment

  • Up to 6 small reactors can be tested simultaneously

Pilot Plant Waste Water Reactor

Waste water to biogas – Vioth Meri Papertec pilot scale anaerobic digestion reactor 

  • 60 liter capacity see through jacketed reactor

Capabilities:

  • Testing of activity of waste water treatment at pilot plant scale

  • Can be used as a photobioreactor

Small Scale Fermenter

Biofuels - Fermentation – Aerobic (lab)

Capabilities:

  • Testing of small scale fermentation

Pilot Scale Fermenter

Bioflo5000  - Pilot scale fermentation – aerobic unit

Capabilities:

  • Testing of larger scale fermentation

High Pressure Tubular Reactor

Biofuels pilot scale reactor 

Capabilities:

  • Catalyst evaluation

  • Catalytic process development

Gas Chromatograph

GC with multiple detectors for biogas and volatiles analysis

Capabilities:

  • Detection & characterization of biogas generated

Biomass Hydrolysis

M/K Systems High pressure digester reactor

  • 6 liter capacity

  • temperature control

  • Interchangeable baskets for biomass hydrolysis

Capabilities:

  • Efficiently removes C5 sugars from biomass

  • Strains used biomass

Centrifuges

Sharples pilot scale and IEC lab scale centrifuges

  • 250 and 60 ml capacity 

  • 4 ft diameter basket

Capabilities:

  • Separate solids and liquids

IKA C2000 Basic Bomb Calorimeter

Used for biofuels

Capabilities:

  • Calorific value measurement

Chipper

Hammer Mill

Capabilities:

  • Grinding biomass materials into 1”, ½” and 1/8” size fibers

Fisher Scientific Moisture Tester

Applying moisture environment to samples at a certain time

Capabilities:

  • Moisture uptake measurement

Buhler Sifter

Vibrating mixer

Capabilities:

  • Preparing mixtures

Oven 300°C

Air circulating oven that can heat up to 300°C

Capabilities:

  • Drying and heating

Oven 1200°C

Heating ovens for up to 1200°C

Capabilities:

  • Drying and heating

Oven 1400°C

Heating ovens for up to 1400°C

Capabilities:

  • Drying and heating

ZKA RV10 Rotovap

Distiller and heating bath

Capabilities:

  • Solvent distillation under vacuum

Schlenk line

Glass reactor

Capabilities:

  • Inert atmospheric reactions

Solids horizontal reactor

Scraped wall agitator

Capabilities:

  • Lab scale reactor

Peak Scientific nitrogen generator

Nitrogen generator

Capabilities:

  • Lab scale generator for inert environment applications

Boiler

Electrical steam boiler

Capabilities:

  • Generates steam for up to 50 psi

Killion extruder

Extruders for polymer and natural fiber composites

Capabilities:

  • Biocomposite extrusion

Macron extruder

Extruders for polymer and natural fiber composites

Capabilities:

  • Biocomposite extrusion

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