Our research laboratories are equipped with a range of high-tech analytical instruments for characterisation of a wide range of polymeric materials, solids, liquids, powders, porous surfaces and nanomaterials. Our skilled staff are constantly developing experimental techniques to allow for the investigation of for example adsorption reactions, desorption and combustion processes. Techniques and instruments we have available are:
Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) Instrument
For the analysis of solid materials to determine surface areas, total pore volume, Langmuir surface area, Barrett- Joyner-Halenda pore size and volume analysis; and meso- & macro-porous volume distribution curves.
Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
For the analysis of weight loss on degradation, combustions, torrification and pyrolysis, providing information on physical phenomena such as adsorption, absorption and desorption as well as chemical phenomena including chemisorption, thermal decomposition, proximate analysis and solid-gas reactions i.e. oxidation and reduction. There is also the capability for simultaneous TGA/DSC analysis of samples.