Chemical and Biological Engineering Department
PAPER SURFACE SCIENCE PROGRAM
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FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
PSSP researchers have access to the following equipment. The following equipments are either in the department of Chemical Engineering or at LASST
Atomic Force Microscope
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
XPS (ESCA)
Scanning UV-Visible spectrophotometer with diffuse reflectance attachment
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Mechanical Tester for compression or tensile strength(Instron)
Mercury Porosimeter
BET Analyzer for surface area
Video equipment for observing spreading and absorption of liquids into paper
Wilhelmy apparatus for dynamic contact angle determination Image analyzer
Rheometers ( Hercules, Brookfield, Bohlin constant stress device)
Bristow Absorption Tester
Blade Deflection measuring device
Ink gloss dynamics attachment on KRK print tester
Rolling nip device to study film transfer


In addition, a pilot plant and a paper testing laboratory are available with:

Pilot paper machine, 12 inch trim, equipped with Gate-roll size-press
Pilot coater (CLC) capable of running at 6000 fpm
Lab super- and soft-calender
KRK proofpress
IGT print tester
Standard pulp and paper testing equipment


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Updated FEBRUARY,2016