Lyngby Campus

Laboratory and Experimental Facilities

A large range of experimental test rigs, laboratory analytical equipment and diagnostic equipment that can be used at full scale industrial plants are available at CHEC. The equipments are used in ongoing research projects by students, PhD students and researchers and some equipment are also available for customers on commercial terms. 

The experimental test rigs can be used to make experimental studies relevant for thermal processes (Combustion, pyrolysis, and gasification), fuel pretreatment, flue gas cleaning and catalytic processes. The test rigs makes detailed experimental studies on a range of processes controlled by homogeneous and heterogeneous chemistry, heat and mass transfer possible. Examples of some of the available research test rigs are:

  • A 100 kw circulation gasification fluid bed
  • A high temperature (up to 600°C) and high pressure (up to 100 Bar) flow reactor used for studies on catalytic and homogenous processes
  • A high temperature (up to 1500°C) entrained flow reactor used for combustion, gasification and pyrolysis studies
  • A SCR test unit (Selective Catalytic Removal of NOx) used for studies of NOx flue gas cleaning

A list and further description of most of the available experimental test rigs can be found here …..

A large range of laboratory analytical equipment is available and this includes:

  • Gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers used for analysis og gases and hydrocarbons
  • Online gas analyzers used for online analysis of CO, CO2, NO, NO2, SO2, HCl …
  • Particle characterization equipment as sieving tests, Malvern laser particle seizer, Scanning mobility particle seizer and low pressure cascade impactor.

A broad range of advanced diagnostic measuring equipment, which can be used both on smaller scale tests rigs and large industrial plants are available. Some examples are:

  • Infrared spectroscopy equipment that can be used for in-situ temperature and gas composition measurements
  • Advanced online deposit probes used in power plant boilers to study ash deposit formation and removal
  • Laser Doppler Anemometers used for local velocity measurements