Biomass Research Laboratory is located in Kaufman Hall rooms 243A-D, 258 and 259 (ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Labs). It is equipped with fume hoods and small equipment. An additional 3000 square feet of common laboratory space is shared with other civil/environmental engineering faculty. The laboratory houses high temperature and high pressure reactors for conducting experimental studies using sub- and supercritical water (hydrothermal) technology for biofuels and biochar production from lignocellulosic biomass / microalgae.
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Parr batch reactor
Ion chromatography system
BET Surface area analyzer
In addition to the above equipment, the lab has Precision balances, Centrifuges, Fraction collectors, Shaker etc., Particle size analyzer (Coulter multisizer), Zeta potential (COULTER DELSA 440SX), High pressure pumps.
Software tools available include HSC Chemistry 7.0, SuperPro Designer v9.0, Matlab 8.3, Argonne GREET v 1.2.0, MS Project, MS Visio 2010, EndNote
Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (Pyro-GC)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
Mobile Flash Hydrolyzer