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Environment area

Environment area


The department has a large variety of facilities for carrying out tests, studies, reports, projects, experiments, analyses, and synthesis relating to chemical engineering. Of note are the areas of polymers and plastics, environment, processes and biotechnology, corrosion, nanotechnology, surface treatment, artistic heritage and fibres.

Services can be hired ranging from short services with rapid, simple results to large applied research or development projects in cooperation with other companies or institutions, with opportunities for government funding.

Furthermore, professional continuing education courses can be organized within the areas of expertise of different lecturers. For further information, contact each lecturer or the department secretary directly (

Environmental auditors
  • Proprietary and third-party databases
Studies on the sustainable management of municipal waste
  • Pilot pant for micro-, ultra- and nanofiltering
  • Pilot ion-exchange resin plant
  • Anaerobic reactor (CSTR)
Evaluation of atmospheric pollutants(emission)
  • Gas cromatograph with flame photometry detector
  • Continuous analyser of CO, SO2, NOx, O2 and CO2
Evaluation of environmental pollutants (inmission, closed spaces)
  • Gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer
  • VOC asnalyser
  • Particle and black smoke collector
Study and design of waste water treatment systems
  • Reactors and specific processes
Determination of pollutant load in urban and industrial effluent
  • TOC
Studies of forest fires
  • Studies of past forest fires
  • Modelling of forest-fire behaviour
  • Determination of the properties of forest fuels
  • Laboratory for small-scale tests of fire propagation
  • Radiometers, infrared thermographic camera and thermocouples
Analysis of inorganic pollutants
  • HPLC chromatography
  • Atomic absorpion analyser
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer
Analysis of heavy metals in soil and water
  • ICP-MS
  • HPLC
  • Laser spectroscopy
Determination of organic pollutants
  • TOC
  • GC-MS
  • FT-IR
  • CE
Recovery of precious metals and membranes
  • Equipment for determining surface area
Management and recovery of waste
  • Gasification plant
  • Pressurized thermal balance
Environmental diagnostic and life-cycle based studies
  • Public data
  • EcoInvent database license
  • SimaPro package
Abatement of pollutants in air and water
  • Catalytic reactors
  • Photocatalytic reactors
  • Gas chromatographs


Valorization of waste
  • Catalytic reactors
  • Photocatalytic reactors