Equipment

Applications

Prof. Hassan (1)

 

Automatic Film Applicator

(Elcometer 4340)

 

Automatic Film Applicator (Elcometer 4340)

The membrane support is held securely in place on the machine and the machine spreads the polymer solution in a consistent and reproducible membrane across the surface.

Casting Knife Film Applicator(Elcometer 3580)

 

Casting Knife Film Applicator(Elcometer 3580)

This is used for manually casting of polymer solutions on the solid surfaces with the fixed thicknesses for membrane fabrication.

Ultrasonicator

(Branson 5510)

 

Ultrasonicator (Branson 5510)

Ultrasonication of colloid suspensions, degassing of liquids, cell separation, and sample preparation.

Surface Area Analyzer

(Nova 2000e, Quantachrome)

 

Surface Area Analyzer (Nova 2000e, Quantachrome)

Determination of pore size distribution, pore volume and average pore radiusfrom the adsorption or desorption isotherm.

Liquid Entry Pressure Analyzer(Convergence B.V)

 

Liquid Entry Pressure Analyzer(Convergence B.V)

Determine the liquid entry pressure of the hydrophobic membranes.

 

Capillary Flow Porometry

(Porous Materials Inc. USA)

 

Capillary Flow Porometry (Porous Materials Inc. USA)

 

Fully automated through-pore analysis including bubble point, pore size distribution, mean flow pore size, and liquid, gas, Frazier, Gurley, and Rayl permeability.

 

Mullen Burst Measurement Setup

(Porous Materials Inc. USA)

 

Mullen Burst Measurement Setup (Porous Materials Inc. USA)

The Mullen burst test measures the pressure required to puncture a sheet of material as an indicator of its load carrying capacity under specific conditions.

 

Liquid Entry Pressure (LEP) Measurement Setup

(Porous Materials Inc. USA)

 

Liquid Entry Pressure (LEP) Measurement Setup (Porous Materials Inc. USA)

The membrane is placed in a sealed chamber. The air pressure is increased gradually until the pressure is high enough to enable the air to pass through the membrane.

 

Water Intrusion Porosimetry, Aquapore

(Porous Materials Inc. USA)

 

Aquapore offers an alternative to mercury porosimetry for hydrophobic samples. It performs a wide array of tests including total pore volume, pore volume distribution, mean pore size, and bulk density.

Zeta Potential Analyzer

(Zeta PALS, Brookhaven Instruments)

 

The ZetaPALS determines zeta potential using Phase Analysis Light Scattering. It determines the electrophoretic mobility of charged, colloidal suspensions.

 

Easy DROP Contact Angle Analyzer

(KRÜSS GmbH, Germany)

 

Contact angle measurements to determine hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity of the membranes.

 

Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

(ShimadzuTOC-L)

 

Determination of total organic carbon in water.

 

RO Testing Unit

(Sterlitech Corporation, USA)

 

The RO test unit allows the measurement of flux in flat sheet RO membranes of size 4×9 cm. All key process parameters are controllable: feed flow rate, temperature and pressure.

 

Air Gap Membrane Distillation (AGMD)(Convergence B.V)

 

Test membranes and spacers in the AGMD configuration for 4×9 membrane samples. All process parameters are automatically logged. 

 

Direct Contact Membrane Distillation (DCMD)

(Thermo ICS 3000)

 

Test membranes and spacers in the DCMD configuration for 4×9 membrane samples. All process parameters are automatically logged. 

 

Air Gap Membrane Distillation (AGMD) in Series(Convergence B.V)

 

Novel setup for testing ADMD process and membranes in a series, simulating industrial settings.

 

Ultrafiltration/

Microfiltration setup

Ultrafiltration/Microfiltration setup

Test flux and fouling for ultrafiltration membranes and feed spacers, using bacteria, algae, proteins, heavy metals etc.

 

Dead-end Filtration Setup

(Soherzinger, Germany)

 

Dead-end Filtration Setup

Test membranes in dead-end configuration, including dense RO membranes, at pressures up to 60 bars.

 

Quanta FEG 250 SEM

 FEI (Hillsboro, OR, USA)

 

Navigation features include auto navigation montage, double-click stage-movements, drag-to-zoom and other useful features incorporated as standard.

 

The Helios NanoLab, 650 FESEM

(Thermo-Fisher)

 

It features unique technologies such as constant power lenses for higher thermal stability and electrostatic scanning for higher deflection linearity and speed.

 

Nova Nano SEM 30 SeriesFEI (Hillsboro, OR, USA)

 

Nova Nano SEM 30 SeriesFEI

Samples, including the most non-conducting or contaminating materials, can equally be characterized or analyzed in the Nova NanoSEM series, using its unique low vacuum capabilities

 

Quanta 3D FIB SEM

 FEI (Hillsboro, OR, USA)

 

Quanta 3D FIB SEM  FEI

This is a “dual beam” scanning electron microscope (SEM) that is also equipped with a focused ion beam (FIB). This SEM functions permit microscopic observations of a specimen while the FIB functions allow cutting the sample.

 

Tecnai TEM 200kV and Titan TEM 300kVFEI (Hillsboro, OR, USA)

 

Tecnai TEM 200kV and Titan TEM 300kVFEI

Masdar Campus Titan enables sub-Angstrom, atomic scale discovery and exploration in both TEM and STEM modes over a wide range of materials and operating conditions.

 

Prof. Mugay (2)

 

 

 

Microcell 17 Microcentrifuge

(Thermo Scientific™)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microcell Microcentrifuge

Sample preparation or isolation.

 

WS-650-23 Spin Coater

(Laurell®)

 

WS-650-23 Spin Coater

Sample preparation; materials processing or thin film deposition.

Membrane Desalination Unit(Sterlitech®)

 

Membrane Desalination Unit

Reverse Osmosis Desalination.

 

Solar Simulator Sol3A

(NewPort®)

 

Solar Simulator Sol3A

Solar-driven processes, and photocatalysis.

Standalone Photodiode Array Detector SPD-M20A(Shimadzu®)

 

Standalone Photodiode Array Detector SPD-M20A

Online absorption spectrophotometry.

Auxiliary Ion Chromatography pump

(Thermo®)

 

Auxiliary Ion Chromatography pump

Pressure – driven solvent delivery. Suitable for saline mixtures.

 

B-383MET Optical Microscope (OPTIKA®)

 

B-383MET Optical Microscope

Materials imaging.

Prof. Raed (3)

 

 

Bench Top Centrifuge

(Beckman Coulter Allegra 25R)

 

Bench Top Centrifuge

Materials isolation, purification, and post-reaction clean up.

 

Ultimate Tensile Machine(Instron 5966)

 

Ultimate Tensile Machine

Measurement of mechanical properties of materials and membranes.

 

Bench Top Humidity Chamber

(SP Industries – HEC10R)

 

Bench Top Humidity Chamber

Humidity control during materials processing, nanofibers production, and membrane manufacture.

 

Spindle Dissolution System(Varian VK7010-8)

 

Spindle Dissolution System

Characterization of dissolution properties of materials as well as preparation of different forms of cellulose.

 

Pilot Lab Cell CF Flat Sheet

(Koch Membrane Systems)

 

Pilot Lab Cell CF Flat Sheet

 

Desalination and water treatment: process evaluation for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis flat sheet membranes.

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

(Perkin Elmer DSC 4000)

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

 

Measurement of heats of fusion and crystallization, crystallinity and glass transition temperature of polymers as well as study of oxidation and other chemical reactions.

 

Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer

(Perkin Elmer TGA 4000)

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Evaluation of thermal stability of materials, study of combustion and oxidation reactions as well as thermogravimetric kinetics.

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

(Perkin Elmer DMA 8000)

 

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Determination of viscoelastic properties of polymeric or composite materials.

 

Electrospinning Setup

(MECC Nanon – 01A)

 

 

Electrospinning Setup

Nanofibers production for desalination, water treatment, catalysis and energy devices.

 

Glovebox with Gas Purification System

(MBRAUN UniLab Plus)

 

Glovebox with Gas Purification System

Measurements and materials preparation under inert atmospheres for energy devices.Handling hazardous materials.

 

Tube Furnace with Gas Flow Controller

(TL 1200)

 

Tube Furnace with Gas Flow Controller

Materials processing; synthesis and purification of inorganic materials.

 

High Temperature Furnace(Nabertherm L 9/11/SKM)

 

High Temperature Furnace

Synthesis of inorganic materials.

Prof. Fawzi (4)

 

 

Elemental Analyzer (CHNS)(EurovectorEuroEA-3000 series)

 

Elemental Analyzer (CHNS)(

Determination of total nitrogen, Total carbon and total hydrogen, total sulfur of solid, membranes and liquid samples.

 

Mercury Analyzer

(Mercury Instruments

AULA-254 Gold)

 

Mercury Analyzer

Determination of trace concentration of mercury in water.

 

Ion Chromatography System(Thermo ICS 3000)

 

Ion Chromatography System

Analysis of anions and cations in aqueous solutions.

 

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer(Perkin Elmer Optima 8000)

Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometer

Determination of chemical elements in water samples.

 

Toxicity Analyzer

(Modern WaterMicrotox M500)

 

Toxicity Analyzer

Detection of toxicity in water and solid materials.

 

Oil Content Analyzer

(HoribaOCMA 550)

 

Oil Content Analyzer

Measurement of residual oil concentrations in solids and water.

 

Coagulation and Flocculation Pilot Plant(WPN60)

 

Coagulation and Flocculation Pilot Plant

Coagulation, flocculation and settling processes either individually or simultaneously.

 

Automated Pilot Plant with Filter Press & Micro Filter(CHE300)

 

Automated Pilot Plant with Filter Press & Micro Filter

Desalination by RO pilot plant with automated operation

 

Membrane Distillation Unit

(Sterlitech)

 

Membrane Distillation Unit

Desalination and concentration process by membrane distillation.

 

Anaerobic Pilot plant

(EIR:AnBS)

 

Anaerobic Pilot plant

Anaerobic wastewater treatment pilot plant.

 

Aerobic Plant

(FA1c/EV Elettronica Venetta)

 

Aerobic Plant

Aerobic wastewater treatment pilot plant.

 

Prof. Rashid (5)

 

 

Objet260 Connex 3D Printer(Stratasys)

 

Objet260 Connex 3D Printer

Prototyping, additive manufacturing.

 

Prof. Jorge (6)

 

 

Fermentation Reactor

(Fermac 360)

 

Fermentation Reactor

Fermentation experiments.If light shroud is used, can also be used as a photobioreactor.

 

Multichannel Potentiostat

(Bio-Lgoic VMP3)

 

Multichannel Potentiostat

Controlling currents or potential in microbial fuel cells.

 

Oven/Incubator

(WiseVen WON)

 

Oven/Incubator

Drying, solids analysis, incubation for plates.

 

Centrifuge

(Hettich Universal 320)

 

Centrifuge

Sedimentation and pelletization of suspended solid particles in liquid.

 

HACH Portable Spectrophotometer

(Bio-Logic VMP3)

 

HACH Portable Spectrophotometer

Preprogrammed water analysis using HACH kits and methods.  This can also be used as a spectrophotometer measuring both absorbance and transmittance of indicated wavelengths of light

Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS)

 

Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS)

Calculating methane potential of anaerobic system.

 

Prof. Emad (7)

 

 

Skid Mounted Membranes Filtration Systems(Sterlitech)

 

Skid Mounted Membranes Filtration Systems

Membranes fouling investigation and their performance evaluation.

 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System (GAN210C1/M, Thorlabs GmbH)

 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System

Real time mentoring of fouling development on membrane surfaces.

 

PC-controlled Auto Titration with Sampler)(905 Titrando Metrohm)

 

PC-controlled Auto Titration with Sampler

Water analysis i.e. pH, conductivity, alkalinity and hardness.

 

Capacitive Deionization Testing Setup with Compact Line Potentiostat/Galvanostat Instrument(Metrohm)

 

Capacitive Deionization Testing Setup with Compact Line Potentiostat/Galvanostat Instrument

CDI electrodes and process development.

 

Prof. George (8)

 

 

Flex Multiport Physisorption/Micropore Analyzer(Micromeritics, USA)

 

Flex Multiport Physisorption/Micropore Analyzer

High definition analytical measurement for the determination of specific surface area and pore size distribution.

 

Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer (IGA)(Hiden, UK)

 

Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer (IGA)

The IGA can be used to determine both the equilibria and kinetics of sorption of real mixtures at a range of temperatures and pressures.

 

Membrane Setup

 

Membrane Setup

Measurement of permeation and selectivity through polymeric, mixed-matrix, and inorganic membranes.

 

Prof. Giovanni (9)

 

 

 

 

 

Gas Chromatograph with FID Detector

(Shimadzu, GC-2014 Plus)

 

Gas Chromatograph with FID Detector

Separation of volatile or semi-volatile organic compounds CO, CO2, CH4 detection.

 

Gas Chromatograph with TCD detector

(Shimadzu, GC-2014 Plus)

 

Gas Chromatograph with TCD detector

H2, CO, CO2, CH4 detection.

 

Solar Simulator

(LOT-Quantum Design s.r.l.)

 

Solar Simulator

Provide a controllable indoor test facility under laboratory conditions. Testing of semiconductors, solar cells, etc.

 

Prof. Enas (10)

 

 

Spin Coater Chemate KW-4A Equipped with Hot Plate

(Chemat Technologies)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Simulator

Spin coater with 9.5” stainless steel coating bowl designed for substrates up to 6 in. to 8 in. in diameter. Dual speed/timer control, up to 8,000rpm.

 

HPLC with Diode Array and Refractive Index Detector

(Thermo Scientific)

HPLC with Diode Array and Refractive Index Detector

Chromatographic analysis of biomolecules and amino acids.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Equipped with Reflectance Accessory (Shimadzu MODEL UV-2600)

 

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Equipped with Reflectance Accessory

This is used to  measure both absorbance and transmittance at indicated wavelengths of light.

Nabertherm Furnace Model L 5/11/P330 (Nabertherm)

 

 

Nabertherm Furnace Model L 5/11/P330

Programmable, electrically heated muffle furnace with flap door, working in air or under nitrogen flow (it is equipped with an automatic gas supply system for nitrogen).

Thermo Scientific Heraeus™ Primo R Centrifuge refrigerated

(Thermo Scientific)

 

Thermo Scientific Heraeus™ Primo R Centrifuge refrigerated

Sedimentation and pelletization of suspended solid particles in liquid.

 

PARSTAT MC Multichannel Potentiostat (Princeton Applied Research, USA)

 

 

PARSTAT MC Multichannel Potentiostat

Different electrochemical applications including: CV, Corrosion, electroplating, etc.

Tait Cell Kit (AMETEK Scientific Instruments, USA)

 

 

Tait Cell Kit

To address coatings/corrosion studies on flat specimens where the electrolyte under study cannot support a standard reference electrode.

 

Corrosion Cell Kit (AMETEK Scientific Instruments, USA)

 

Corrosion Cell Kit

Ideal for testing and evaluation of metal specimens in corrosive environments.

 

Faraday Cage (AMETEK Scientific Instruments, USA)

 

Faraday Cage

To shield anything housed in the cage from the effects of external electric fields, thereby reducing noise from interfering with the experiment.

 

IKA 3510100 KS 4000ic Control Refrigerated Incubating Shaker (IKA, Germany)

 

 

IKA 3510100 KS 4000ic Control Refrigerated Incubating Shaker

Advanced temperature control and safety features enable unattended operation in a temperature controlled environment.

 

Aquamax 71000 GR Scientific Coulometric Karl Fischer Titrator(Aquamax, Germany)

 

 

Aquamax 71000 GR Scientific Coulometric Karl Fischer Titrator

For measuring the concentration of water in solutions.

 

Cole-Parmer Polystat Recirculator, 17 lpm, 250W Cooling Capacity (Cole-Parmer)

 

Cole-Parmer Polystat Recirculator, 17 lpm, 250W Cooling Capacity

For circulating hot and cold water.

 

Cole-Parmer Ultrasonic Cleaner (Cole-Parmer)

Cole-Parmer Polystat Recirculator, 17 lpm, 250W Cooling Capacity

Heater/Mechanical timer

used for sonication purposes.

Eppendorf Thermo Mixer

 (Eppendorf, Germany)

 

 

Eppendorf Thermo Mixer

For mixing at controlled temperature.

 

Prof. Shadi (11)

 

 

Niton™ XL3t XRF Analyzer(Thermo Scientific)

Niton™ XL3t XRF Analyzer

Nondestructive testing with results in seconds for metal analysis.

Pilot Plant Membrane Distillation (Aquastill)

 

Pilot Plant Membrane Distillation

Water desalination.

Print DR6000™ UV VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID Technology(HACH)

Print DR6000™ UV VIS Spectrophotometer with RFID Technology

This offers high-speed wavelength scanning across the UV and Visible Spectrum, and comes with over 250 pre-programmed methods including the most common testing methods used now a day.

DRB200 Digital Reactor Block(HACH)

DRB200 Digital Reactor Block

This provides unique one-key operation. Programs for Hach procedures with digestion are preprogrammed into the instrument. Two heat blocks in the DRB200 Dual Block Models reactor give the operator independent control of two temperatures and durations.

HQ40d Portable Water Quality Lab Package

HQ40d Portable Water Quality Lab Package

To measure dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, salinity and TDS.

Hach 2100Q Handheld Turbidity Meter (HACH)

Hach 2100Q Handheld Turbidity Meter (HACH)

To measures water turbidity.

Particle Size Analyzer Model LA-950 (Horiba)

Particle Size Analyzer Model LA-950

For measurement of particle size distribution of dry powders, suspensions or emulsions.

HAAKE RheoStress 6000 Rheometer (Thermo Scientific)

 

HAAKE RheoStress 6000 Rheometer

For standard applications in research and development or quality control.

High Capacity Centrifuge

High Capacity Centrifuge

Separation of solid matter from liquid supernatant; removal of soluble materials and colloids.

Thermo Scientific GenPure x-CAD UV/UF TOC Water Purification System Wall-Mounted (Thermo Scientific)

Thermo Scientific GenPure x-CAD UV/UF TOC Water Purification System Wall-Mounted

To provide deionized water from experimentation.

Thomas Durable Benchtop Muffle Furnace

Thomas Durable Benchtop Muffle Furnace

Necessary to heat solid samples at 550oC for VSS measurements.

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