Equipment

ANTON PAAR SurPASS Electrokinetic Analyzer with Integrated Titration Unit
ANTON PAAR SurPASS Electrokinetic Analyzer (Stream Potential) with Integrated Titration Unit

The system analyzes the streaming current/potential by passing the electrolyte solution through the measuring cells under pressure and recording the electric charge separation in the flow direction. There are three types of measuring cells available including the cylindrical cell, clamping cell, and adjustable gap cell. The cylindrical cell can be used for hollow fiber membrane outer and inner surface analysis, while the adjustable cell is good for flat-sheet membrane top surface test.

INOVENSO Electron Nanospinner (NE200) with Syringe Pump
INOVENSO Electron Nanospinner (NE200) with Syringe Pump

Nanofiber equipment with one nozzle (operation voltage: 0-40 kV). The typical size of nanofibers ranges from 50 to 400 nm. Typical polymers applicable: polyurethane (PU), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyamide (PA, PA6), polyacrylonitrile (PAN), polyethylene glycol (PEG), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and chitosan.

TED PELLA PELCO easiGlow 91000 Discharge Cleaning System with PELCO GD7 Vacuum System (Pump) 91020

TED PELLA PELCO easiGlow 91000 Discharge Cleaning System with PELCO GD7 Vacuum System (Pump) 91020

The system is microprocessor controlled (0-30 Watts in 1 Watt increments) and includes an intelligent touch screen device for operation and display of operation parameters. It is used for polymer/membrane surface cleaning and functionalization, such as the hydrophilization of TEM carbon support films. It supports both hydrophilic and hydrophobic treatment with either positive or negative charge. Atmosphere applicable: air, oxygen, alkylamine and methanol.

BioTek Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Gen5 Software

BioTek Synergy H1 Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Gen5 Software

The synergy H1 has a 4-Zone temperature control from 4 °C to 45 °C, and supports the reading of 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, and 384-well microplates. The detection modes include fluorescence intensity (FI), fluorescence polarization (FP), time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), luminescence, and UV-visible absorbance.

Princeton Applied Research Potentiostat/Galvanostat (Model 263A) with Frequency Response Detector (Model FRD100)

Princeton Applied Research Potentiostat/Galvanostat (Model 263A) with Frequency Response Detector (Model FRD100)

This system provides high performance, ease of use, and great versatility in electrochemical measurements. Its ±20 V compliance and ±200 mA output capability allow rapid and accurate potential or current control in virtually any electrochemical cell.

SHIMADZU Prominence High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System

SHIMADZU Prominence High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System

This HPLC has three detectors including UV/Vis photodiode array detector (SRP-M20A), spectrofluorometric detector (RF-10AXL), and refractive index detector (RID-10A).

Computer Controlled High Pressure Membrane System for Educational lab and Research

Computer Controlled High Pressure Membrane System for Educational lab and Research

This system is designed to control permeate flow through the membrane by controlling the pressure applied across the membrane (with pressure transducer), the feed flow rate, and the temperature of the system through the PID controller. A computer interface allows the user to record data (concentrate and permeate flow rates, temperature, conductivity, and pressures) automatically and monitor the performance of the membrane separation system.

Membrane Module Test Unit (Nanofiltration, NF)

Membrane Module Test Unit (Nanofiltration, NF)Membrane Module Test Unit (Nanofiltration, NF)

The right figure shows a NF spiral-wound module.

      Pervaporation Membrane Test Unit (Built with ZENON Environmental Inc.)

Pervaporation Membrane Test Unit (Built with ZENON Environmental Inc.)

This system is designed for pervaporation membrane flat-sheet and spiral-wound module test. It includes a cross-flow test unit, a module vessel, an explosion protection pump, and a stainless steel feed tank with precise temperature and pressure control.

Membrane Test Pressure Cells

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Osmonics High Pressure RO Cell (top left), Sterlitech Cross-Flow Membrane Cell (top right, CF042P, 400 psi), GE Osmonics Sepa ST (bottom left, Stainless Steel), Millipore Solvent Resistant Stirred Cells (bottom right, Glass, x3)

HEWLETT-PACKARD Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) with Purge and Trap System

HEWLETT-PACKARD Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) with Purge and Trap System

5890 Series II Gas Chromatography with 5971A Mass Selective Detector and O·I·Analytical 4560 sample concentrator for extraction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VARIAN SpectrAA 220 Fast Sequential Atomic Adsorption Spectrometer (AAS)

VARIAN SpectrAA 220 Fast Sequential Atomic Adsorption Spectrometer (AAS)

For inorganic ion analysis

PRECISION THELCO Laboratory Oven and Vacuum Oven

PRECISION THELCO Laboratory Oven and Vacuum OvenPRECISION THELCO Laboratory Oven and Vacuum Oven

Other Facilities Available:

University of Kentucky Electron Microscopy Center (EMC)
http://www.engr.uky.edu/emc/
EMC Facility Overview
http://www.uky.edu/membrane/sites/www.uky.edu.membrane/files/EMC_Facility-overview.pdf
Including SEM, TEM, STEM, EDS, EELS

University of Kentucky Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CeNSE)
http://www.engr.uky.edu/~cense/
Instruments include AFM, QCM, Environmental SEM coupled with EDS, Spin Coater,
Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, Electron Beam Lithography, Plasma Enhanced Chemical
Vapor Deposition (PECVD), Plasma Etch (Microwave Induced), and Au sputter depositions.

Other Facilities Available

Thermo-Scientific K-Alpha X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) System
https://xpscmeuniversityofkentucky.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php
XPS allows the surface and depth profile (ion beam etching) analysis of polymer samples
such as membranes.