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Environment area

Environment area

SERVICE
TECHNIQUES/EQUIPMENT
RESPONSIBLE/S

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 (secretaria.eqarrobaGupc.edu).

Environmental auditors
  • Proprietary and third-party databases
CRDTAR
Studies on the sustainable management of municipal waste
  • Pilot pant for micro-, ultra- and nanofiltering
  • Pilot ion-exchange resin plant
  • Anaerobic reactor (CSTR)
CRDTAR
Evaluation of atmospheric pollutants(emission)
  • Gas cromatograph with flame photometry detector
  • Continuous analyser of CO, SO2, NOx, O2 and CO2
LCMA
Evaluation of environmental pollutants (inmission, closed spaces)
  • Gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer
  • VOC asnalyser
  • Particle and black smoke collector
LCMA
Study and design of waste water treatment systems
  • Reactors and specific processes
CRDTAR
Determination of pollutant load in urban and industrial effluent
  • TOC
IMEM
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
CERTEC
Analysis of inorganic pollutants
  • HPLC chromatography
  • Atomic absorpion analyser
  • UV-Visible spectrophotometer
R2ME
Analysis of heavy metals in soil and water
  • ICP-MS
  • HPLC
  • Laser spectroscopy
R2ME
Determination of organic pollutants
  • TOC
  • GC-MS
  • FT-IR
  • CE
R2ME
Recovery of precious metals and membranes
  • Equipment for determining surface area
R2ME
Management and recovery of waste
  • Gasification plant
  • Pressurized thermal balance
CEPIMA
Environmental diagnostic and life-cycle based studies
  • Public data
  • EcoInvent database license
  • SimaPro package
CEPIMA 
Abatement of pollutants in air and water
  • Catalytic reactors
  • Photocatalytic reactors
  • Gas chromatographs

 

Valorization of waste
  • Catalytic reactors
  • Photocatalytic reactors