Contract Analyses

LabSPA contract laboratory

The LabSPA – Laboratory for Scientific Particle Analysis – offers you a wide range of contract analyses for the characterization of dispersions, powders and porous materials. These can be requested as individual analyses, as call-off orders for a large number of samples in a defined period of time or as a comprehensive laboratory project. We will gladly submit you an offer. Individual sample preparation and/or measurement routines can be coordinated with our excellently trained laboratory staff.

Order-No.Parameter/ methodDescription
140056Particle size distribution / Laser diffraction method (static light scattering) – wet measurement in waterDetermination of particle size distribution according to ISO 13320-1 in water, measuring range 0.01 – 3500 µm, the specific experimental conditions (tap water or deionized water, ultra sound treatment, dispersion additives) are chosen after consultation
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140057Particle size distribution / Laser diffraction method (static light scattering) – dry measurement in pressurized airDetermination of particle size distribution according to ISO 13320-1 by means of dry dispersion with pressurized air, measuring range 0.1 – 2600 µm
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140058Particle size distribution / Laser diffraction method (static light scattering) – wet measurement in isopropanolDetermination of particle size distribution according to ISO 13320-1 in isopropanol, 0.01 – 3500 µm
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140059Particle size distribution / Laser diffraction method (static light scattering) – other dispersion mediaDetermination of particle size distribution according to ISO 13320-1 in alternative liquids in consultation, measuring range 0.01 – 3500 µm
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140258Particle size analyses / Method development laser diffraction resp. static light scattering – wet or dry measurementOptimized application of the laser diffraction to investigate the most suitable dispersion and measurement parameters for a certain material
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140060Particle size distribution/ Combined method laser diffraction and dynamic image analysis – wet measurementDetermination of particle size distribution in liquids, measurement range 0.01 – 3500 µm, beneficial especially for broad size distributions up to the mm range, the specific experimental conditions (dispersion medium, ultra sound treatment, dispersion additives) are chosen after consultation, incl. exemplary images
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140259Particle size distribution / dynamic image analysis – dryDetermination of particle size and shape analysis acc. to ISO 13322 dry; dispersing with vibratory feeder and free drop chute, measuring range 30 µm – 10 mm
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90006Particle size distribution / Acoustic spectroscopy – wet measurement, > 5 nmDetermination of particle size distribution by means of ISO 20998-1 in liquid medium, measurement in original sample concentration up to 50 Vol.-%, measurement range 5 nm – 1000 µm
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140135Particle size distribution / Dynamic light scattering (DLS resp. PCS), in liquid mediumParticle size distribution according to ISO 22412 (dynamic light scattering, DLS resp. photon correlation spectroscopy, PCS), in liquid medium, measuring range 1 nm – 9.5 µm
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140097Particle size by sieve analysis – drySieving of powders, details after consultation
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140061Particle size distribution and shape analysis/ Image analysis or/and laser – wet or dry measurementComprehensive particle size and shape analysis, determination in liquid or dry, maximum measurement range for particle size 0.01 – 10000 µm, 4 – 10000 µm for particle shape
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Order-No.Parameter/ methodDescription
90007Zeta potential / Electro acousticDetermination of the zeta potential of dispersions acc. to ISO 13099-3 in polar liquids, measuring of dispersions in original concentration up to ca. 50 Vol.-%
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90008Zeta potential as function of the pH-value (titration)/ Electro acousticDetermination of the zeta potential of dispersions acc. to ISO 13099-3 as function of the pH-value or of additives in polar liquids, evaluation of the isoelectric point, measuring of dispersions in original concentration up to ca. 50 Vol.-%
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90009Dielectrical permittivityDetermination of the dielectric constant as measure of the permittivity of a dispersion or homogenous liquid to an electrical field
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97239Electrical conductivity of liquid systemsDetermination of the electrical conductivity of non-polar and polar liquids and dispersions, 1011 – 10-4 S/m
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90010Stability/ Multiple light scatteringStability analysis of emulsions and suspensions acc. to ISO TR 13097, temperature range 4 – 80° C
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97732Formulation of dispersionsFormulation/Deflocculation, Creation of a work instruction to stabilize or disperse a dispersion, optimization of additives and solids contents, optimization of the dispersing conditions (deflocculation method like ultrasonic treatment, stirring etc.)
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97734Nano-material test regarding EU definitionNano-material test regarding EU definition 1/696/EU using the LabSPA-Nano-method
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97747Nanotest routineNanomaterial test regarding EU definition 2011/696/EU using the LabSPA-Nano-method based on a developed SOP
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97735Dispersion project, individualWe act as your project partner for your special task regarding dispersions
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
140016Angles of repose and collapse of powdersDetermination of angles of repose and collapse of powders according to ASTM D 6393-08/D 6393-14
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140017Dispersibility, uniformity and cohesion of powdersDetermination of dispersibility, uniformity and cohesion of powders according to ASTM D 6393-08/D 6393-14
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140018Flat plate angle (angle of spatula) of powdersDetermination of flat plate angle of powders according to ASTM D 6393-08/D 6393-14
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140019Compressibility of powdersDetermination on Powder analyzer acc. to
ASTM D 6393-08/ D 6393-14 resp. ISO 3953:1993
Includes tap- and bulk density
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140020Voidage of powdersDetermination of voidage of powders according to ASTM D 6393-08/D 6393-14
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140021Flowability and floodability indices of powdersDetermination of flowability and floodability indices of powders according to ASTM D 6393-08/D 6393-14
Includes angles of repose, angle of collapse, dispersibility, uniformity, cohesion, flat plate angle, voidage, flowability and floatability indices of powders
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170158Multipoint-BET with nitrogenSpecific surface multipoint-BET-analysis by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, acc. to ISO 9277 (volumetric method), standard is 5-point-measurement (alternative on demand), requires at least 1 m² absolute sample surface area in the sample cell
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170271Multipoint-BET with argonSpecific surface multipoint-BET-analysis by argon at 87 K, acc. to ISO 9277 (volumetric method), standard is 5-point-measurement (alternative on demand), requires at least 1 m² absolute sample surface area in the sample cell
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170159Multipoint-BET with carbon dioxide, 273 KSpecific surface multipoint-BET-analysis by carbon dioxide adsorption at 273 K, acc. to ISO 9277 (volumetric method), standard is 5-point-measurement (alternative on demand), requires at least 10 m² absolute sample surface area in the sample cell
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170272Multipoint-BET with carbon dioxide, 195 KSpecific surface multipoint-BET-analysis by carbon dioxide adsorption at 195 K, acc. to ISO 9277 (volumetric method), standard is 5-point-measurement (alternative on demand), requires at least 10 m² absolute sample surface area in the sample cell
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1701601-point-BET with nitrogenSpecific surface via 1-point-BET-analysis (p/p0 = 0.3) with nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, acc. to ISO 9277, requires min. 0.3 m² absolute sample surface area in the sample cell
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170161Multipoint-BET with krypton (for small surfaces)Specific surface multipoint-BET-analysis with krypton adsorption at 77 K, acc. to ISO 9277 (volumetric method), standard is 5-point-measurement (alternative on demand), recommended method for absolute sample surface areas smaller than 1 m² in the sample cell
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170162STSA surface area for the characterization of carbon blacksSTSA surface area as specifically determined external surface of carbon black samples acc. to ASTM D 6556 (volumetric method), with additional determination of the BET surface area
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170163Micropore surface / Micropore volumeMicropore surface area and volume with nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, evaluation acc. to t-method or Dubinin-Radushkevic acc. to DIN 66135-3 (volumetric method) and BET surface area (ISO 9277)
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90015Pore size distribution/Pore volumeHg-intrusion and extrusion: Measurement range ca. 1000 µm − 0,0036 µm pore diameter, pore volume and pore size distribution acc. to ISO 15901-1
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90020Extended porosimetryHg-intrusion and extrusion: Measurement range ca. 1000 µm − 0,0036 µm pore diameter, pore volume and pore size distribution acc. to ISO 15901-1
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97436Hg contact angle measurementMeasurement of the sample´s mercury contact angle by determination of the intrusion pressure of a capillary with known diameter
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
170164BET-surface area, pore volume, average pore size, N2Determination by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K (alternative on demand)
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170273BET-surface area, pore volume, average pore size, ArDetermination by argon adsorption at 87 K (alternative on demand)
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170165Standard mesopore analysis (BJH-method), N2 77 KDetermination by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, 20 points adsorption plus 35 points desorption, max. detectable pore diameter ca. 0.4 µm (limited by the method of gas sorption), BJH-pore size distribution (DIN 66134), alternative DFT-evaluation, pore volume, BET-surface area (ISO 9277)
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170274Standard mesopore analysis (BJH-method), Ar 87 KDetermination by argon adsorption at 87 K, 20 points adsorption plus 35 points desorption, max. detectable pore diameter ca. 0.4 µm (limited by the method of gas sorption), BJH-pore size distribution (DIN 66134), alternative DFT-evaluation, pore volume, BET-surface area (ISO 9277)
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170166High resolution mesopore analysis, N2 77 KDetermination by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K, 40 points adsorption plus 39 points desorption, max. detectable pore diameter ca. 0.4 µm (limited by the method of gas sorption), BJH-pore size distribution (DIN 66134), alternative DFT-evaluation, pore volume, multipoint-BET-surface area (ISO 9277)
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170275High resolution mesopore analysis, Ar 87 KDetermination by argon adsorption at 87 K, 40 points adsorption plus 39 points desorption, max. detectable pore diameter ca. 0.4 µm (limited by the method of gas sorption), BJH-pore size distribution (DIN 66134), alternative DFT-evaluation, pore volume, multipoint-BET-surface area (ISO 9277)
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170167Micropore analysisDetermination by nitrogen adsorption at 77 K or carbon dioxide at 273 K, BET (ISO 9277) and pore volume, depending on sample material and customer requirement the most suitable micropore evaluation is applied (DR, DA, HK, SF, DFT, GCMC), (DIN 66135, part 1 to 4)
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170276Micropore analysisDetermination by argon at 87 K or carbon dioxide at 195 K, BET (ISO 9277) and pore volume, depending on sample material and customer requirement the most suitable micropore evaluation is applied (DR, DA, HK, SF, DFT, GCMC), (DIN 66135, part 1 to 4)
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170277Micropore analysis of pore systems < 0.7 nm (molecular probe method)Determination of the real micropore distribution and sorption behavior of microporous materials by several adsorptives with different critical molecule diameters of ca. 0.26 – 0.7 nm
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170168Micropore and mesopore analysis, N2Determination by nitrogen sorption at 77 K, ca. 70 points adsorption plus ca. 20 points desorption, BET (ISO 9277), pore volume and mesopore distribution (DIN 66134), depending on sample material and customer requirement the most suitable micropore evaluation is applied (DR, DA, HK, SF, DFT, GCMC), (DIN 66135, part 1 to 4)
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170278Micropore and mesopore analysis, ArDetermination by argon adsorption at 87 K, ca. 70 points adsorption plus ca. 20 points desorption, BET (ISO 9277), pore volume and mesopore distribution (DIN 66134), depending on sample material and customer requirement the most suitable micropore evaluation is applied (DR, DA, HK, SF, DFT, GCMC), (DIN 66135, part 1 to 4)
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170258Pore analysis of thin porous layers (krypton 87 K method)Determination by krypton adsorption at 87 K, ca. 35 points adsorption in the relative pressure range 0.0001 – 0.99, evaluation of the pore size distribution from 0.7 to 10 nm on NLDFT based model
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170170Micropore analysis of carbon materialsDetermination by carbon dioxide adsorption (ca. 40 points adsorption) at 273 K, pore size distribution, pore volume and specific surface area by NLDFT or Monte-Carlo-Simulation; from 0.35 nm to 1.5 nm
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170171Isotherm measurement in the normal pressure rangeIsotherm measurement in the normal pressure range, e.g. H2, CH4, CO2, n-butane, CO, SF6, i-butane; sorption analysis of non-corrosive gases as adsorption and desorption isotherm at temperatures from 20 to 323 K
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170172Determination of adsorption enthalpy in normal- and high pressure range up to 200 barDetermination of isosteric adsorption heats from three isotherms at different temperatures as function of the amount adsorbed
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97499High pressure adsorption isotherm up to 200 bar, from 77 K up to 400 °CHigh pressure adsorption isotherm (non-corrosive gases), e.g. H2, CO2, CH4, CO; sorption analysis of non-corrosive gases as adsorption and desorption isotherm up to 200 bar, temperature from 77 K to 673 K
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90030Evaluation of gas sorption analyses (from external data) acc. to state-of-the-art evaluation methodsEvaluation of gas sorption analyses (out of external data) acc. to state-of-the-art evaluation methods. Calculation of pore size distributions out of external data (ASCII-files). Includes data import into the evaluation software, evaluation acc. to Density Functional Theory (DFT) and / or Monte-Carlo-Simulation (GCMC)
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
215164Characterization of through-pore-systems, standardPore size distribution of through-pores of materials like filters, membranes, woven and non-woven, ca. 13 nm to 500 µm
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215165Characterization of through-pore-systems, specialPore size distribution of through-pores of materials like filters, woven and non-woven, membranes, frits, ca. 2 nm to 500 µm with special sample preparation or liquid-liquid-porometry
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215166Gas permeability up to 35 barDetermination of the gas permeability of filters, membranes and other solids at constant or variable pressures
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215167Liquid permeability up to 35 barDetermination of the liquid permeability of filters, membranes and other solids at constant or variable pressures
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170173Density (true density) of solids by gas pycnometryDetermination by helium pycnometry at 25 °C acc. to DIN 66137-2, other temperatures and alternative gases on request
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97500Density (true density) of solidsDensity measurement of solids by Archimedes’ principle (buoyancy method)
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97501Density of liquidsDensity measurement of homogeneous liquids by Archimedes’ principle (buoyancy method)
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97502Density of dispersionsDensity measurement of dispersions (suspensions resp. emulsions) acc. to the pycnometer principle
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140260Tap densityDetermination by defined compaction acc. to ISO 787/11: Sample volume (density) is evaluated every 500 tap cycles and the compaction is continued until the constant volume is reached
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140261Bulk densityFor powders and granulates in the measuring cylinder
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90090Raw densityGravimetric determination by mercury pycnometry at ambient pressure
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97503Raw densityRaw density measurement by Archimedes’ principle (buoyancy method)
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140262Raw densityRaw density measurement by envelopping with pycnometric powder
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
170174Closed cell determination, uncorrectedDetermination of the open and closed cell content in rigid foams, DIN EN ISO 4590 − uncorrected (without cross section pores)
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170175Closed cell determination, correctedDetermination of the volume share of open and closed cells in rigid foams, DIN EN ISO 4590 − corrected (cross section pores considered)
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170176Foam material characterisation, compressibilityDetermination of the compressibility of soft foams in the pressure range 2 – 20 PSI (0.13 − 1.3 bar)
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170177Vacuole volume of milk powderDetermination of the vacuole volume of milk powder by nitrogen pycnometry
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97274Water vapor isotherm, adsorption and desorption, gravimetricGravimetric determination of water vapor isotherm, humidity ca. 2 – 96 %, analysis temperature 10 – 80 °C, adsorption and desorption
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97390Water vapor isotherm adsorption, desorption and sorption kinetics, gravimetricGravimetric determination of the water vapor isotherm, humidity ca. 2 – 96 %, analysis temperature 10 – 80 °C, adsorption , desorption and kinetics
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90081Water vapor isotherm, adsorption and desorption, static-volumetricDetermination of the water vapor sorption up to ca. 96 %, 10 different humidities, analysis temperature 12 to 85 °C, adsorption and desorption, manometric method
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90082Water vapor isotherm, adsorptionDetermination of the water vapor sorption up to ca. 96 %, 10 different humidities, analysis temperature 12 to 85 °C, adsorption
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90083High resolution water vapor isotherm, adsorption and desorptionDetermination of the water vapor sorption up to ca. 96 %, 40 different humidities, analysis temperature 12 – 85 °C, adsorption and desorption, manometric method
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90084Water vapor isotherm, hysteresis behaviourDetermination of the water vapor sorption up to ca. 98 %, 10 different humidities, analysis temperature 12 – 85 °C, additionally one repeated adsorption and desorption cycle, manometric method
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90085Water vapor isotherm incl. determination of the adsorption heatDetermination of the water vapor sorption up to ca. 96 % relative humidity at 10 different humidities at two different temperatures, 12 – 80 °C, adsorption and desorption, calculation of the water vapor sorption enthalpy
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170178Vapor sorption, static-volumetricDetermination of the vapor sorption (e.g. water, alcohols, pyridine), adsorption and desorption
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170179Chemisorption analysis, volumetric methodDetermination of the monolayer capacity, degree of dispersion, active surface acc. to DIN 66136-1, DIN 66136-2: static-volumetric, e.g. H2, NH3, CO, CO2, O2
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315051Chemisorption analysis, flow method (dynamic)Determination of the monolayer capacity, degree of dispersion, active surface (DIN 66136-1, DIN 66136-3: flow method), e.g. H2, NH3, CO, CO2, O2
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315052Temperature programmed reactions (TPD/TPR/TPO a.o.)Customer specific temperature programmed reactions (desorption, reduction, oxidation a.o.), determination of the activation energy and/or desorption energy
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315053Temperature programmed reactions (TPD/TPR/TPO a.o.) with mass spectrometerCustomer specific temperature programmed reactions (desorption, reduction, oxidation a.o.), determination of the activation energy and/or desorption energy as well as analysis of reaction products by mass spectrometry
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
330020Investigation of the regenerability of adsorbentsInvestigation of the regenerability and cycle stability of adsorbents , adsorption and desorption cycles are repeated with regard to the stable sorption behavior of the adsorbents
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330009Adsorption equilibrium points of gas mixturesAdsorption of gas mixtures > 2 components with appropriate analysis
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330010IAST-calculationsCalculation of mixture gas adsorption with a maximum of 4 components according to the IAST model (ideal adsorbate gas behavior)
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330011PRAST-calculationsCalculation of binary gas/vapor mixtures according to the PRAST and UNIQUAC model (real adsorbate phase behavior)
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330012Kinetics – DiffusionFrom adsorption amount vs. time, with model calculation
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330013Uptake – KineticsFrom adsorption amount vs. time, without model
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Order-No.ParameterDescription
330014Breakthrough curves of pure gases and vapors on textilesOn textiles
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110781Breakthrough curves of non-corrosive gases on adsorber packed bedsMeasuring of breakthrough curves of gases as well as kinetic data under technically relevant conditions
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110782Breakthrough curves of gases and vapors on packed bedsMeasuring of breakthrough curves of gases as well as kinetic data under technically relevant conditions
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110321mixSorb measurementsmixSorb measurements (upon request)
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330017Breakthrough curves of corrosive gases on adsorber packed bedsMeasuring of breakthrough curves of gases as well as kinetic data under technically relevant conditions
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330018Uptake -KineticsFrom adsorption amount vs. time, without model
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330019Adsorption of components ouf of aqueous phaseAdsorption equilibrium in liquid phase after 48 h shaking, with analysis GC resp. HPLC
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330034Particular tests concerning adsorption of components out of aqueous phaseSpecial tasks within the scope of liquid phase adsorption are tested and a jointly prepared SOP on the procedure is processed accordingly
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330021Thermogravimetry pure gas 1 barUp to max. 1600 °C in inert gas or air, pure gases p = 1 bar
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330022Thermogravimetry gas mixtures 1 barUp to max. 1600 °C in gas mixtures p = 1 bar
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330023Thermogravimetry up to 5 barUp to max. 1600 °C in inert gas, air or gas mixtures up to 5 bar
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330024Thermogravimetriy with MS or other analytics-100 °C to max. 1600 °C in vacuum < p < 5 bar
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98052DTA/DSCThermoanalytical examination by means of DTA or DSC
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90116Light microscopyLight microscopic investigations of your samples by prior arrangement
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90117Electron microscopyScanning electron microscopic investigations of your samples by prior arrangements
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90119Structural analysisElucidation of the chemical composition of chemical compounds
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90120Chemical analysisIdentification and quantification of chemical substances
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330026Elemental analysiscontent of C, H, N, O, S, Cl
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330027Element specificationPreparation for element determination, ash content and digestion, AAS for one element, e.g. Cr or Ni content, or ICP-OES, e.g. for total screening
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330028Headspace-GCVapor analysis for the determination of the concentration of volatile substances of a solution in the vapor above the solution
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330029Thermal conductivityOn beds, stationary temperature difference
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330030Electrical resistanceOn a single grain, resistance referring to the weight of the stamp
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97970Spontaneous combustionDouble determination of spontaneous inflammation
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97710Drying lossDetermination of drying loss
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97695Dry contentDetermination of dry content of solid in water
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330004Sample divisionRepresentative riffling, max. 120 ml
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330005Sample divisionRepresentative riffling, max. 2500 ml
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330006pH-valuepH-measurement
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330007Conductivity (aqueous)Measurement of conductivity in aqueous dispersions
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98038Specific sample preparations resp. lump-sum feeThe specific sample preparation requests will be audited, the relevant sample preparation SOP will be processed resp. lump-sum fee
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90115Method development and project workCombined application of analysis methods aimed to investigate the applicability of methods for a certain task.
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97509Take-over of external quality controlTake-over of analyses for your quality control by mutual agreement: if necessary, analyzers are reserved according the schedule, accordingly calibrated and checked previous to an analysis series.
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97511SeminarsInternal (in our laboratory) or external (at your site) seminars provide advantages for the training of groups: We offer a package price (seminar, training, travel expenses incl.) and we define topics and duration of the training (seminar) after consultation with you.
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97512Comparison measurements with customer specific analysis conditionsWe analyse your samples according to your instructions for comparison with your analysis results, which you obtained either by using the same analyzer type or different ones or by alternative analysis methods, and evaluate the results.
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97513Product expert consultationOur accordingly specialized product expert handles your task, works on the requirements and provides a written report as well as a final discussion
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97515Analyzer rental incl. user trainingThe analyzers of the LabSPA can be rented upon prior arrangement, we provide a quotation for the analyzer rental incl. installation and user training at your site.
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97516Cost effective rental of the laboratory („Rent the lab“)Analyzers of the LabSPA can be rented incl. working time of the required lab staff. The invoice for analysis results is not based on the number of performed analyses but on the number of working days. This is advantageous when applying different analysis methods (parallel use of analyzers) and if you wish to be present during measurements.
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