thermo fisher

6-cell UV-Vis, as well as fibre-coupled adapted to enable gas measurement. 


Research Facility

Lab of Applied Multiphase Process Engineering
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia (NS)

Our multi-disciplinary lab focuses on helping to solve applied processing challenges through engineering services and fundamental/research-based process development.  We are equiped with several unique characterization instruments and pilot-processing facilities for small-scale testing, and have experience working with the following industries:

Heavy oil upgrading - Simulation of process internal modification effects on reactor performance

Potash Processing - Implementation of static mixing technology to replace aging potash flotation reagent preparation vessels with in-line mixing technology. We have also developed and applied new on-line monitoring techniques using FT-NIR and solid-sampling techniques to accelerate QA.

Aquaculture - We have worked with NovaEel and the Aquatron in growth trials to model the generation, accumulation and removal of nutrients and additives during growth trials, providing information on scale-up implications and future effluent treatment requirements

Aquaponics - We have provided nutrient modeling analysis, engineering design services and process scale-up analysis of large-scale aquaponics facilities currently in construction within the province

Adsorbent/catalyst characterization - We have several on-going applications exploring adsorbents for applications ranging from Excimer lasers to batteries.  Our lab is equiped with a BET-pore size analyser capable of determining surface area and pore size distribution, and we collaborate with several groups in the university to enable solids-modification and characterization. We are also currently collaborating with CBU on the development of Oxidative Desulfurization catalysts.

Aginates - We are also engaged in alginate-based/ceramic structure production (3-D printing and bioproduction).

Our lab also specializes in CFD/experimental coupled studies, with several previous projects in this area and on-going collaborations.

  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter


Adam Donaldson Primary Contact
Associate Professor

Date submitted: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 7:55 AM
Date updated: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 8:58 AM

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