Laboratory of Engineering Thermodynamics (LTD)

Research equipment

At LTD, among others, the following research equipment is available.

NMR Spectroscopy

  • 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with autosampler and Prodigy cryo unit
  • 400 MHz NMR spectrometer with flow and micro mixer sample heads
  • 300 MHz Wide Bore NMR spectrometer with micro-imaging and diffusion probe heads
  • Facility for Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP)
  • 42 MHz Benchtop NMR Spectrometer
  • EPR spectrometer

Analytics

  • UV/VIS spectrometer
  • HPLC systems with autosampler (analytical and preparative)
  • Ion chromatograph
  • Gas chromatographs (GC), with WLD, FID and autosampler
  • Raman spectrometer
  • Drop shape analysis system (surface tension, wetting angle)
  • Temperature and pressure calibration
  • Titration stands
  • dn/dc measurement apparatus (light scattering static and dynamic)
  • Osmometers
  • Density and viscosity meters
  • Thermal conductivity meter

Lab Robotics

  • Automated Karl Fischer Titration
  • Modular pipetting robot for microtiter plates with UV/VIS/NIR analysis
  • Laboratory robot for weighing of liquid substances

Calorimetry

  • Isothermal Microtitration Calorimeter (ITC)
  • Calvet calorimeter
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Phase equilibrium apparatus

  • Pure vapor pressure apparatus
  • Cottrell circulation apparatus (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
  • Thin film evaporator / rotating coil apparatus (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
  • Headspace gas chromatograph (gas solubility)
  • High pressure sight cells (gas solubility, analytical and synthetic)

Reactors

  • Tapping tube reactor
  • Batch reactors
  • Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  • High pressure reactor

Laboratory and pilot plants

  • Pilot plant for the separation of carbon dioxide from flue gases (absorption / desorption)
  • Distillation column with process control system (pilot plant)
  • Batch distillation plant with process control system
  • Laminar jet chamber
  • Benchplant cold plasma

General laboratory equipment

  • Glovebox with controlled inert gas atmosphere and pressure regulation
  • Centrifuges
  • Pure / ultrapure water plant
  • Laboratory rinsing machine
  • Micro-precision, analytical and industrial scales
  • Temperature control cabinets

Workshop

  • Basic equipment for metalworking and assembly

IT equipment

Hardware

  • Powerful Linux computing servers
  • Numerous computer workstations for employees and students
  • Access to high performance computers
    • HLRS - Stuttgart
    • LRZ - University of Munich (SuperMUC)
    • RHRK - University of Kaiserslautern (ELWE)

Software

  • Aspen (process simulation)
  • Chemasim (process simulation)
  • gamessUS (quantum chemistry)
  • gProms (mathematics)
  • Gromacs (molecular dynamics)
  • Matlab (mathematics)
  • ls1 mardyn (in-house development: molecular dynamics simulation of large systems)
        (http://www.ls1-mardyn.de)
  • MedeA (molecular simulation and quantum mechanics)
  • MegaMol (visualization)
  • ms2 (in-house development: molecular simulation of thermodynamic material data)
        (http://www.ms-2.de)

 

 

400 MHz NMR with autosampler and Prodigy cryo unit
400 MHz NMR with flow-through and micromixer probe heads.
300 MHz Wide Bore NMR with Micro-Imaging and Diffusion Sample Heads
Facility for Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP) with Benchtop NMR
42 MHz Benchtop
42 MHz Benchtop
Electron spin resonance spectrometer (EPR)
UV-VIS spectrometer
HPLC with autosampler (analytical)
HPLC with autosampler (preparative)
Ion chromatograph
Gas chromatograph with autosampler
Drop Shape Analyzer System
Temperature and pressure calibration
Titration stands
Light scattering static and dynamic
Density and viscosity meter
Automated Karl Fischer titration
Modular pipetting robot with UV-VIS analytics
Modular pipetting robot with UV-VIS analytics
Laboratory robot for weighing liquid substanceswith UV-VIS analytics
Isothermal microtitration alorimetry
Isothermal microtitration alorimetry
Calvet calorimeter
Differential Scanning Kalorimeter (DSC)
Rotary coil apparatus glass (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
Rotary coil apparatus metal (vapor-liquid equilibrium)
Headspace Gaschromatography
High-pressure visual cell (gas solubility, analytical)
High pressure visual cell (gas solubility, synthetic)
VLE measuring cell (phase equilibria)
VLE measuring cell (phase equilibria)
Batch reactor (trickle bed reactor)
Batch reactor (glass stirred tank reactor)
High pressure reactor (200 bar, 300°C)
Pilot plant (separation of carbon dioxide from flue gases)
Distillation column with process control system
Distillation column with process control system
Distillation column with process control system
Distillation column with process control system
Laminar blasting chamber
Laminar blasting chamber
Benchplant Cold Plasma
Benchplant Cold Plasma
Glovebox with controlled atmosphere
Glovebox with controlled atmosphere
Ultrapure water plant and laboratory rinsing machine
Analytical laboratory for student internships
PC workstations for students in the laboratory
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