Infrastructure

    CHEMICAL REACTION EQUIPMENT
    • Pressurized reactors (0.1-16 L, from Parr Instruments) with temperature and stirring rate controls.
    • Glass reactors with temperature and stirring rate controls for operation at atmospheric pressure
    • Microwave, Monowave 450 and Microwave digestion, Mars6 iWave, reactors.

    SEPARATION EQUIPMENT
    • Supercritical fluid extraction (at the pilot scale)
    • Microwave hydrodiffusion and gravity
    • Membrane separation units (ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis) on laboratory scale (dead-end and crossflow filtration) and pilot scale (crossflow filtration)
    • Film evaporator
    • Freeze dryer
    • Spray dryer
    • Centrifugal and ultracentrifugal separation
    • Chromatographic separation at the laboratory and pilot scales

    BIOTECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT
    • Fermenters at the laboratory and pilot scales
    • Orbital shakers with temperature and speed controls
    • Autoclaves
    • Laminar flow hood
    • Anaerobic chamber

    ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT
    • HPLCs (Agilent) with RI and DAD detectors
    • FPLC
    • HPAEC-PAD
    • GC-MS
    • VIS-UV spectrophotometer
    • Rheometer of stress controlled MCR-302
    • IR spectrophotometer
    • Kjeldahl unit
    • Karl-Fischer unit
    • Fluorimeter
    • Spectrophotometric analysis (MS, MALDI-TOF, ESI)

    GENERAL LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
    • Ovens and muffle
    • Refrigeration and freezing
    • Ultrapure water production
    • Thermostats
    • pHmeters
    • Conductivimeter
    • Hardware and software for simulation and control