Bioresources and Food Processing Centre of Excellence

Research Facility

Bioresources and Food Processing Centre of Excellence
University of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PE)

The Centre for Bioresources and Food Processing supports research around the conversion of low value biomass to high value bioproducts, as well as the efficient use of resources in agriculture. It also supports biomedical engineering research such as the development of bioprinters.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Chemical Industries
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment

Research Facility

Tyler Gallant
Lead Experimental Engineer

Industry Liaison Officer

Marc Richard
Technology Transfer & Industry Liaison Officer

Equipment 6 piece(s)

CHNS-O Gas Analyzer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Flash 2000 OEA

  • Organic Elemental Analyzer for determining the quantities and ratios of four elements (CHNS) simultaneously
  • Detect oxygen and sulfur in material samples
  • Applications include analysis of biomaterials and fuels, pharmaceuticals, metals, alloys, polymers, etc.

  • Uses Helium as carrier gas (99.995% purity)
  • Uses Oxygen for sample oxidation (99.995% purity)
  • 14 different configurations

High Pressure Reactor
Parr Instrument Company
HP/HT 4580 Reactor

High pressure, high temperature stirred reactor. Applications include: fermentation, hydrolysis, catalytic studies, etc. Appropriate for tests requiring repetitive use.

  • Maximum pressure: 5000 psig
  • Maximum temperature: 500 C

Combustion Analyzer
Testo Inc.
Testo 350 Engine Kit

Analyze engine emissions to assess gas compression or combined heat and power generation. This analyzer can be used to analyze flue gases, test and tune engines and boilers, etc.

Measures O2, CO, NO2, NO

General Purpose Gas Analyzer
Emerson Process Management
X-Stream XEGP

  • Gas purity and air separation units
  • Biogas and landfill analysis
  • Automotive emissions (ICE) analysis
  • Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
  • Exhaust measurements for burner efficiency
  • Natural gas production and distribution
  • Metal hardening
  • Oil and gas refining

  • Five component gas analyzer
  • NDIR/UV/VIS photometer sensor
  • Paramagnetic and electrochemical O2 sensors
  • Thermal conductivity sensor
  • Moisture sensor

DualEM Conductivity Sensor

  • Measure conductivity and magnetic susceptibility of the ground
  • Detect buried metal
  • Typically integrated with GPS position for data logging

  • Dual depths of conductivity measurement are 1 m and 3 m (by 70% cumulative-sensitivity standard)
  • Can detect steel to 2 m depth

HiPer SR

  • Land Surveying
  • Topography & As-built
  • Mapping
  • Used with DualEM for position tracking

  • Static Accuracy: H 3.0 mm + 0.4 ppm
  • Static Accuracy: V: 5.0 mm + 0.6 ppm
  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +65 C

Date submitted: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 10:46 AM
Date updated: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 10:56 AM

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