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 Research Laboratories

 

1. REACTION ENGINEERING AND CATALYSIS

Areas of Specialization:

Catalysis in Petrochemical Synthesis
Reactor Design & Analysis
Biochemical Reactors
Electrochemical Engineering 

Location: Bldg. 26- 208 

Year Established: 1984 

Objectives:

  • ​To conduct experimental research in reaction engineering and catalysis.
  • To provide research facilities for faculty and graduate students.

Major Equipment:

Autoclave reactors (8) Fuel cell electrode preparation High Pressure Autoclave with controllers facility Gas Chromatographs Mass Flow controller Biofiltration Unit with G.C Biostat-M reactor and accessories Potentiostat with data acquisition system 

Major Projects:

M.S. and Ph.D. theses and funded research projects already completed, e.g: Aromatic cracking over alumina Oil Residue upgrading Fuel cell electrode preparation and kinetics 

 

2. THERMODYNAMICS AND PHASE EQUILIBRIA

Areas of Specialization:

Thermodynamic Behavior of Mixtures
Solution Thermodynamics
Fluid Properties
Supercritical Fluid Extraction 

Location: Bldg. 26- 305 Bldg. 1- 150 (2,4,7)

Year Established: 1986


Objectives:

  • To conduct experimental research in thermodynamics and phase equilibria. 
  • To provide research facilities for faculty and graduate students. 

Major Equipment:

(1) Analyzers and Recorders
(2) Viscometers
(3) Tensiometer
(4) Liquid Chromatograph
(5) Gas Chromatographs
(6) Supercritical Fluid Extraction Unit
(7) Electronic Manometers
(8) Transducers and Pressure Sensors 
(9) Furnace

Major Projects:

Many M.S. and Ph.D. theses and funded research projects already completed, e.g: Prediction of excess thermodynamic functions Equilibrium Phase studies of polymer 

  

3. SEPARATION PROCESSES

Areas of Specialization:

Desalination
Air & Water Pollution Control
Separation of Azeotropic Mixtures
Petroleum Refining
Biodegradation
Adsorption

Location: Bldg. 26- 308  Bldg. 1- 150 

Year Established: 1985

Objectives:

  • To conduct experimental research in separation processes. 
  • To provide research facilities to faculty and graduate students. 

Major Equipment:

(1) Centrifuge 
(2) Vacuum System 
(3) Distillation Apparatus 
(4) Analyzers 
(5) Gas Chromatographs
(6) Temperature Controllers
(7) Vacuum Electrobalance System
(8) R. O. Desalinator
(9) Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Apparatus 
(10) Volumetric adsorption apparatus
(11) Gravimetric adsorption Cahn balance
(12) Chromatographic adsorption apparatus
(13) PSA Separation apparatus

Major Projects:

Many M.S. and Ph. D. theses, and funded research projects already completed, e.g: Recovery of salts from seawater Mass Transfer studies in Co-current Packed Bed Column Multicomponent Adsorption PSA Separation of CHE4/N2 on Zeolite

 

4. FLUID AND THERMAL SCIENCES

Areas of Specialization:

Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
Fluid Properties

Location: Bldg. 1- 150 

Year Established:1988

Objectives:

  • To conduct experimental research in fluid and thermal sciences. 
  • To provide research facilities for faculty, and graduate students.

Major Equipment:

Fixed and Fluidized Beds Flow Controllers and Tanks Heat Transfer Bench Viscometers

Major Projects:

Many M.S. theses already completed, e.g: Investigation of Heat Transfer in a Packed Duct Heat Transfer at Gas Solid Interface

 

5. MATERIALS

Areas of Specialization:

Materials Characterization 
Physical & Chemical Characterization of Polymers
Development of Composite Materials

Location: Bldg. 26-308 Bldgs. 15, 4, and 1

Year Established: 1992 

Objectives:

  • ​To conduct experimental research in materials processing. 
  • To provide research facilities for faculty and graduate students.

Major Equipment:

Membrane Separation Cell Injection, and Compression molding machines Extruder Scanning Electron Microscopy Electron Diffraction Spectroscopy Differential Scanning Calorimeter Mechanical Strength Testing  Machine Gel Permeation Chromatograph Accelerated Weatherometer

Major Projects:

Many M.S. theses and funded projects already completed, e.g: Plastic weathering UV-stabilized polymer study Mechanical behavior of ceramic matrix  ​composite materials Pellet break-up due to pressure build-up

 

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