Laboratory of waste and fuel analysis

 

Laboratory is equipped with the basic analytical aparatus for determination of thermochemical parameters in solid wastes and fuels samples which are necessary for their assessment from the standpoint of possible energy recovery. Equipment of the laboratory includes other analytical instruments used for determining chemical composition of different samples and materials, not only fuels and waste.

Research activities

  • Assessment of thermochemical properties of solid combustible waste materials
  • Optimization and formation of suitable batches for waste combustion furnaces
  • Optimization of waste materials energy recovery in pilot plant and operational plant scales
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Basic equipment

  • Thermogravimetric analyzer TGA 701
  • Semi-automatic calorimeter AC 600
  • Elementar analyzer CHSN628
  • Multi-phase carbon and water determination apparatus RC612
  • Waters HPLC chromatograph equipped with  UV/Vis a fluorescence detectors
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer Spectro Xepos (XRF)
  • Surface characterization analyzer Micromeritics 3 Flex (gas physical sorption - BET isotherm)
  • Metrohm 930 Compact Flex ion chromatograph
  • Isotachophoretic analyzer Villa Labeco EA 102

Offered service

  • Moisture/volatile carbon/fixed carbon/ash content determination in liquid and solid samples
  • Determination of total calorific values, calculation of net calorific values in solid samples
  • Determination of basic elemental composition (C, H, N, S) in solid samples
  • Determination of carbon phases by controlled temperature steps
  • Accredited analyses of polynuclear aromatuc hydrocarbons (PAH) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in air
  • Other instrumental analyses (individual requests are subject to consults):

     - Elemental analysis of solid and liquid samples (XRF)

     - Chromatographic analyses (HPLC and IC)

     - Isotachophoretic analyses of anions

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Contact

Mgr. Pavel Buček, Ph.D.
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tel.: 00420 59 732 7321