A FOSS XDS NIR device. It has a solid content module that can allow for samples of a heterogenous particle to be analysed.
A Dionex ICS-3000 system that is equipmed with electrochemical, conductivity, and ultraviolet-visible detectors.
A HP 8452A Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy device that is used for the determination of the acid soluble lignin concentration of the acid hydrolysate of samples.
A Vario MACRO cube elemental analyser is used for the quantification of the Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, and Sulphur content of samples.
We use a Parr 6200 bomb calorimeter to determine the gross and net calorific value (higher and lower heating value) of samples.
We use a Carbolite Volatile Matter Furnace to determine the volatile matter and fixed carbon contents of samples.
Our lab has an Agilent 6890 gas chromatograph (GC) coupled to an Agilent 5973 mass selective detector (Mass Spectrometer).
Our Carbolite CAF G5 BIO ash melting furnace can determine the characteristic ash deformation temperatures for biomass.
Our lab is equipped with an Agilent 5110 ICP-OES which we use for the analysis of the major and minor elements in biomass and ash.
Dionex ASE-200 devices are used to determine the extractives (water-soluble, ethanol-soluble) contents of biomass samples.
For several analysis packages we use a CEM MARS 6 microwave digestor to prepare extracts/digests for analysis.
A Retsch SM2000 heavy duty mill is used for processing larger samples and a FOSS Cyclotec 1093 mill for further particle size reduction.
A Nabertherm furnace is used for the determination of the ash content of samples and also in the analytical protocol for determining Klason lignin content.
An autoclave is used in the protocols for the determination of the lignin and structural sugars (cellulosic and hemicellulosic) contents of samples.
We use a Memmert UF260 oven to determine moisture content according to standard EN methods of analysis.
An Elga Purelab-Option-Q unit is used for obtaining high-purity water for our analysis methods and ion chromatography system.