Laboratory Director

Καραπάντσιος Θεόδωρος
(Καθηγητής)

Laboratory Secretariat

Λαζαρίδου Ελπίδα

Τηλ. 2310 997817

elpidal@chem.auth.gr

The Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology of the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has a long, valuable and recognized experience in the field of analysis and treatment of water as well as liquid and solid waste and also in the preparation, characterization and application of innovative materials with particular properties for specific uses.

It features:
Atomic absorption with flame, graphite furnace and use of automated FIA flow analyzers, soil and sediment element analyzer (C, H2, N, S, O2), ion chromatograph, BOD & COD measuring device, surface charge and z-potential analysers, ozon reactor, thermostatic chamber, N2 porosimeter (BET, BJH, DFT), Continuous Flow Catalytic and Semi-Pilot Catalytic Flow Reactors, High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC-UFLC) Shimadzu Prominence with Refraction Detectors (RID) and Visible-UV Spectroscopy (PDA), high pressure batch reactors, Flowmeter Physica MCR301 (Anton Paar Gmbh), constant rate viscometer/flowmeter, DV III Ultra (Brookfield Engineering Laboratories), 4-level resistive electrical resonance tomography (P2000, ITS), tatometer (ring and ring method) TE2 (Lauda Gmbh), (Technique of drop weight/volume), TVT 1 (Lauda Gmbh) (hanging drop technique), PAT-1 (Sinterface Technologies) with special accessories for measuring contact angle (CA-1) and capillary pressure (DPA-1).

Bubble Pressure Analyzer, BPA-1S (Sinterface Technologies), High Pressure Dissolved Oxygen Measurement Sensor, ProODO (YSI), thermal conductivity measurung device (Cussons Technology Ltd.), Thermal Properties Analyzer, KD2 Pro (DECAGON), Acoustic Response Spectrometer (Dynaflow Inc.), Elementary Analyzer, FLASH SMART (Thermo Scientific), high speed cameras (up to 750000fps), high definition cameras (up to 24MP), infrared camera (640 x 480 IR resolution, P660 FLIR), differential scanning calorimetry (Perkin-Elmer DSC-6), analytical balance with 5 decimal digits, oven up to 1200 ° C, centrifuges 5000 rpm, laboratory Electrochemical oxidation reactors for clean Destruction of Toxic Organic Compounds, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyser.

Power Ultrasonic Reactor (750 W, 20 kHz), Ultrasonic bath, Liquid transfer pumps with a wide range of flow rates and pressures, Polymeric and Ceramic membrane assemblies over a wide range and pore size and surface, analytical balances with 4 decimal digits, Portable pH Meters, Oxygen Meters and various laboratory equipment, such as magnetic stirrers, heating mantles etc.

Computational Fluid Dynamics software (2 FLUENT licenses 6.2.16), software for the design and feasibility studies of chemical industrial plants and water and wastewater treatment plants (SuperPro Designer v.9.1) software for steady state and dynamic simulation of industrial units (ExtendSys-1 license), solution chemistry calculations software (Visual Minteq, PhreeQci) and Pourbaix electrochemical diagrams (Geochemist Workbench, HSC Chemistry Ver. 7).

The following services can be offered by the Lab:

Analyzes of physical, chemical, microbiological and ecotoxicological parameters of environmental samples of water, liquid and solid wastes. Environmental characterization and classification of waste with standard leaching tests (EN, TCLP, CEN / TS, NEN). Application of advanced biological and physicochemical water and wastewater treatment technologies. Waste management in the context of green chemistry, cyclical economy and best management techniques. Design, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials as catalysts and sorbents. Integrated Biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, Inorganic materials properties measurement (porosity, structure, morphology, acidity, etc.), Consultancy and feasibility studies for bio-refinery processes. Measurement of surface / interfacial and rheological properties of emulsions and foams (food, cosmetics, detergents). Determination of thermal and electrical properties of materials (thermal conductivity, thermal dissipation, specific heat, electrical conductivity, electrical impedance). Studies on maximizing water recycling in industry and minimizing the use of fresh water (Water pinch analysis).

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