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Polymers area

Polymers area

SERVICETECHNIQUES/EQUIPMENTRESPONSIBLE/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).

Structural characteritzation of polymers
  • Solution H-RMN spectroscopy
  • Solution Carbon 13 NMR spectroscopy
  • CP/MAS solid-state NMR spectrocopy
POL
Structural determination of polymer materials
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Optical microscopy
PSEP
Studies of anticorrosion coatings
  • Environmental simulation robot
  • Saline fog chamber
  • Potentiostat
IIL
Determination of molecular weight
  • SEC chromatography
  • GPC chromatography
  • Viscosimetry
JBS
POL
PSEP
Evaluation of mechanical properties
  • Deformation traction machine
PSEP
Separation of polymer components (desformulation)
  • Chemistry laboratory
  • HPLC chromatography
  • Preparatory HPLC chromatography
JBS
POL
Evaluation of molecular magnitudes
  • LS light dispersion
POL
Spectroscophy characterization of polymers
  • IR sspectroscopy
  • UV-Visibre spectroscopy
PSEP
JBS
Determination of the thermal properties of polymers
  • DSC calorimetry
  • TGA thermogravimetry
PSEP
POL
Customized polymer synthesis
  • Chemistry laboratory
POL
PSEP
Crystalline characterization of polymers
  • X-Ray diffraction
  • Optical microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Crystallization laboratory
POL
PSEP
Biodegradation tests
  • Biodegradation tests
POL
PSEP
Tests on controlled release of drugs and similar products
  • HPLC chromatography
  • Degradation and biodegradation laboratory
PSEP
Polymer synthesis in pilot plant
  • Polymerization reactor
POL
Polymer modelling
  • Processor cluster

  • Access to CEPBA, CESCA and BSC

  • Software : AMBER Package, NAMD, Gaussian, GAMESS, SuSi, MOPAC, NWChem, Gromacs, Pupile, MCDP

IMEM
Synthesis of polymer conductors
  • Electrochemical synthesis usig electrosynthesis cells
  • Chemical synthesis
IMEM
Measurement of electrical conductivity of polymers
  • EC meter
IMEM
Rheology of resins
  • Rheometer
IIL
Preparation of nanocomposites
  • Nanomixture extruder
POL
Preparation of plastic and textile composites
  • Hot-plate press
  • Roller mixer
POLQUITEX