Laboratory Testing

Chemical Engineering Analytical Laboratory (CEAL)

This laboratory caters to students, researchers and the industry. The CEAL performs testing services through its top of the line and state of the art equipment:

• Quadrupole Ion Trap Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
• Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID)
• Gas Chromatography with Thermal Conductivity Detector (GC-TCD)
• Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR)
• Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
• Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
• Ultraviolet-Visible Light Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis)
• High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
• Ion Chromatograph w/ Chemical Suppression (IC)
• Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Other laboratory instruments include:

• Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
• Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE)
• Polymerase Chain Reactor (PCR)
• Gerhardt Kjeldahl Digestion and Distillation System
• Compact Volumetric Karl Fischer Titrator
• Bomb Calorimeter
• Soxhlet Apparatus
• Surface Tensiometer
• Falling Ball Viscometer 

Instructional Laboratories

There are two instructional laboratories which are utilized by undergraduate students: the Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Laboratory and the Process Engineering Laboratory. Chemical Engineering Computer Laboratories
(CECL).

There are two computer laboratories which cater to ChE 26 and ChE 182 courses: CECL 1 and CECL 2. Both laboratories are equipped with personal computers with installed Student License of MATLAB. MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. In the chemical engineering courses, MATLAB is used for programming instruction, simulations in process control, data analysis, and numerical calculations.