School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Analytical Services

We provide access to equipment and analytical services within the School through the Chemical Engineering Analysis Suite and the Advanced Chemical and Materials Analysis unit.

Our services are available to anyone within Newcastle University and externally:

CEAM Analysis Suite

The CEAM analysis suite (CEAM-AS) encompasses a range of surface and chemical analysis equipment located in the School including:
  • particle size and zeta potential analysis
  • surface area and porosity (BET)
  • high sensitivity gas chromatography, FTIR and ICP
  • high-temperature Raman Microscopy

There's a small charge to cover consumables for all equipment. For analysis enquiries please contact Rob Dixon

Advanced Chemical and Materials Analysis Unit

We are a team of analytical specialists with considerable experience in the characterisation of materials and minerals used in a variety of engineering and physical science applications. We are also able to characterise geological and other natural samples.

 Services include:

Consultancy

We offer a professional consultancy service which covers a wide range of expertise.

We've provided high quality advice for a diverse range of companies, covering a wide range of industrial sectors from the pharmaceutical and aviation industry to the utilities.

We have the expertise and equipment to provide research, testing and inspection services, particularly in the materials area. For more information, visit the Advanced Chemicals and Materials Analysis website.

Expertise

  • Bio, hydrogen/oxygen and direct alcohol fuel cell technologies.
  • Polymerisation processes, process intensification, assessment of novel reactor technologies for a range of applications.
  • Failure analysis (plant problems, failed components); materials problems and selection issues, coating selection and testing, wear failure and testing.
  • Electrocatalysis, photo(electro)catalysis (especially by TiO 2), water and wastewater and waste treatment by electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods (Advanced Oxidation Processes), academic/industrial interface and research and commercialisation.
  • Nanoparticle formation, characterisation and modification. Paint and polymer solar durability.
  • Bioprocess modelling, monitoring, optimisation, Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) technologies.
  • Computational fluid dynamics, process intensification, thermodynamics, fluid flow.
  • Design, development and commissioning of instrumentation and control systems for the automation of plant used in the chemical and process industries, including costs and benefits analysis, specification of requirements, modelling and simulation of plant dynamics, control systems analysis, computer control systems design and design of protection systems.
  • Industrial statistics, multivariate data analysis, data based modelling.
  • Plating, pulse plating, electrodeposition, surface analysis and corrosion.
  • Chemical engineering, electrochemical engineering, membrane separations, reactor engineering, environmental protection.
  • Surface science, clusters, semiconductor nanoparticle synthesis and characterisation, carbon nanomaterials and characterisation, metal nitridation.
  • Chemometrics, spectroscopic characterisation of powders, liquids and suspensions.
  • Chemical process development, thermochemistry, modelling, scale up, batch to continuous.
  • Chemical process modelling, monitoring, optimisation and control.
  • Fuel Cells offer a full range of associated fuel cell services including component, electrode and stack design, fabrication and testing, catalyst screening and production.

Contact us

Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) Enterprise Team
Email: sage.business@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3721

Equipment

We have expertise in all aspects of applied Chemical Science and Engineering, supported by a wide range of high specification equipment.

  • ChemSpeed SLT106 Synthesiser
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Electrochemical plating
  • Fuel cell test systems
  • Gel permeation chromatography
  • In-situ paint and polymer degradation use infrared analyses
  • In-situ electrochemical Fourier Transform InfraRed spectroscopy
  • Nanoindentation
  • Near Infra Red Spectroscopy
  • Reaction calorimetry
  • Current/voltage/time techniques including cyclic voltammetry and a.c. impedance
  • Standard analytical capability – HPLC, GC, GC MS, UV-Vis Spectroscopy
  • Viscometry
  • Wear analysis
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Faculty of Science Agriculture and Engineering Enterprise Team
Email: sage.business@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3721