Scientific Equipment

Scientific Equipment

ITC has top-rate scientific equipment at its disposal to enable work to be carried out with the greatest assurance of success:

  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer *
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) **
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer *
  • Ultraviolet visible spectrophotometer
  • Total Carbon and Sulphur elemental analyser
  • Carbon and Water elemental analyser
  • Nitrogen elemental analyser
  • Thermogravimetric analyser (TGA)
  • Simultaneous thermogravimetric analyser (SDTA) **
  • Elemental analyser of S, C, H, and N in fuels **
  • Ion chromatograph coupled to a kiln
  • X-ray diffraction and hot-stage diffraction camera **
  • Nano-indentation tester**
  • Roughness tester **
  • Scratch tester **
  • Particle size distribution by sedimentation, by wet and dry laser analysis, Zsizer **
  • Determination of specific surface area, BET method **
  • Mercury porosimeter **
  • Dilatometers **
  • Differential thermal analysis; DTA, DSC
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. FTIR **
  • Gas analysis system by infrared and mass spectrometry coupled to a (high temperature) TG-DSC instrument
  • Hot stage microscope **
  • Tribometer
  • Optical profiler
  • Scanning electron microscopes **
  • Optical microscopes
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) **
  • Equipment for high-temperature measurement of elastic properties *
  • Accelerated aging chamber *
  • Laboratory-scale membrane filtration equipment *
  • Injection moulding equipment
  • Colorimeter *
  • Tensiometer
  • Densimeter
  • Bohlin viscometer **
  • Zeta meter for concentrated suspensions *
  • Microwave scan
  • Ultrasonic suspension applicator *
  • Gonio-spectrophotometer **
  • Instron universal testing machines **
  • Laboratory double charge press
  • Plasticimeter-fleximeter **
  • Carbolite fritting furnaces **
  • Microwave kiln **
  • Tape casting equipment
  • Plasma spraying equipment **
  • Discontinuous combustion gas analyser (O2, CO2, SO2, NOx)
  • Continuous laser HF analyser
  • Continuous measurement system by dilution of gaseous pollutants (SO2, HCL, CO, CO2, NO, NO2, NOx)
  • Isokinetic samplers: Adapted for measuring particles and acid pollutants. **
  • Cascade impactor and cyclone: For studying emitted particle size (mainly PM10 and PM2.5)
  • Weather station and sound level meter for noise mapping
  • Gravimetric meters for mapping diffuse particle emissions
  • Total organic carbon analyser in gas emissions *
  • Three-coordinate meter
  • Frost chambers
  • Autoclave
  • Thermal shock equipment for bathtubs
  • Ramp slip tester
  • Pendulum slip tester (TBC)
  • Equipment for measuring functional characteristics of WC pans
  • Spray dryer **
  • (Dry) ultrafine milling. Grinding mill with pressurised air jets **
  • (Wet) ultrafine milling. Bead grinding mill
  • Pendulum mill **
  • Controlled atmosphere dryer **
  • Granulating crushers **
  • Glazing line **
  • Semi-industrial polisher **
  • 120-t hydraulic press **
  • Inkjet printing machine
  • FOBA FD84S laser unit
  • Metal-milling machine
  • Roller kiln **
  • Laser scanner
  • Plotter
  • Prototyping equipment *
  • Linear curtain glazing system *
  • Glaze application system by airbrushing
  • High-heating-rate kiln coupled to optical measurement systems *
  • High-pressure reactor *
  • Microcalorimeter for reaction heat measurement *
  • Isoperibolic calorimeter *
  • Fixed station for diffuse emission measurement *
  • Equipment for measuring absorptance and emissivity *
  • Laboratory for handling nanoparticulate materials (outdoor and indoor booth) *
  • Controlled atmosphere melting furnace *
  • Demonstration pilot plant for liquid effluent membrane filtration *
  • Multigas dilution calibrator *
  • Booth for spray application of micro- and nano-particle suspensions *
  • Electrostatics laboratory *
  • System for polymer microparticle and nanoparticle purification and synthesis *
  • Comprehensive continuous measurement system of ceramic kiln and dryer specific consumption *
  • Equipment for characterising drop speed and size in a spray *
  • Optical fleximeter *
  • Laboratory for fine-tuning techniques to determine the dust-generating capacity of materials *
  • Water vapour adsorption/desorption analyser *
  • Radio frequency kiln *
  • Digital decoration system for ceramics using organic pigments *
  • System for monitoring particle speed and temperature in thermal spraying *
  • Microhardness tester *
  • System for controlling nanoparticle suspension injection into the plasma flame in thermal spraying *
  • Functional unit for biofuel and organic sample analysis *
  • Turbidity meter. Apparatus for determining energy efficiency in buildings *
  • Climatic chamber *
  • Spectrophotometric system for online analysis of semi-processed products *
  • Melting point meter *
  • Differential scanning calorimeter with precise low-temperature control *
  • Laboratory microdrop-generating system for digital printing of inks with nanometre-sized particles *
  • Freeze dryer and ultrafreezer *

* The acquisition of this equipment was supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and IMPIVA (Generalitat Valenciana). ¶

** The acquisition of this equipment was supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)