Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece


Our laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment in order to support a wide range of research activities

Laboratory Equipment

LBEET is very well equipped with all necessary techniques and apparatuses for carrying out physico-chemical and microbiological characterization of liquid or solid waste samples, potable or sea water as well as developing and optimizing biotechnological and environmental processes. LBEET facilities include:

Analytical equipment

  • Gas chromatograph (GC) with ECD & NPD detectors (Agilent)
  • Gas chromatograph (GC) with TCD & FID detectors (Agilent)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with ESI-QTOF-MS detector (Agilent)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) with DAD, ELSD and fluorescence detector (Agilent)
  • Ion chromatograph (DIONEX)
  • Total organic Carbon (ΤΟC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) analyzer for liquid, solid and gaseous samples (Shimadzu)
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer with graphite furnace (Shimadzu)
  • Spectrophotometer UV-VIS (Cary 50, Varian)
  • Spectrophotometer VIS (x2) (MACHEREY-NAGEL, HACH)
  • Kjeldahl (TKN) and ammonium nitrogen analyzer (VELP)
  • BOD analyzer (WTW)
  • Extraction device using the Randall technique (VELP)
  • FT-IR spectrometer (Iron-Diesel)
  • Flash point measurement device (Iron-Diesel)

Equipment for studying biotechnological processes

  • Laminar flow hood, class II (BIOAIR)
  • Microscope VIS-fluoresence (NICON ECLIPSE)
  • Freeze-dryer (Telstar, LyoQuest)
  • Incubator (ΜΜΜ)
  • Autoclave (RAYPA)

Equipment for studying environmental processes

  • Ozone generator (ANSEROS)
  • Ozone analyzer (x2) (ANSEROS)
  • Lab-scale membrane modules UF and NF (2x) (Sartorious)
  • Cascade system with 28 CSTR reactors for studying wastewater treatment using activated sludge
  • Coupled anaerobic digesters for studying co-digestion of agro-wastes (x3)

Supporting laboratory equipment

  • Ultra-pure water production system (18 MΩ cm) (TEMAK)
  • Analytical scale 4 digits (Kern) and 2 digits (Kern)
  • Muffle furnace (Nabertherm)
  • Oven (x3) (ΜΕΜΜΕRT, Binder)
  • Laboratory centrifuge (x2) (HERMLE & NUVE)
  • Microwave digestion system (MARS 5, CEM)
  • Sample digester (x3)(HACH, VELP, Electromantle)
  • 6-position thermomantle(FALC)
  • Orbital shaking water bath (x3) (GRANT)
  • Magnetic stirrers (x15)
  • Vortex stirrer (VELP)
  • Portable multimeter (WTW)
  • Portable gas analyzer (CH4, CO2, H2, NH3, H2S κ.ά) (GasData)
  • pH meter (x2) (WTW, Consort))
  • DO meter (x4) (WTW, HACH)
  • pH-controllers (x3) (HACH)
  • Piot-scale press for oil recovery from plant biomass (NOR-AG)
  • Peristaltic pumps (x20) (Watson & Marlow, SEKO, Cole Parmer)
  • Automatic wet-gas meters (x8)
  • Automatic wet-gas meters (x2) (Ritter)

Pilot plants

  • Pilot plant for using ozone for wastewater treatment and sterilization of solid samples
  • Pilot plant for biodiesel production
  • Trickling filter
  • High-rate anaerobic digesters of Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactors (UASB) and hybrid-type(x4)
  • Fully automated and self-sustained pilot plant for integrated valorization of liquid and solid agroindustrial wastes (includes: 3 refrigerated feeding tanks , mixing tank, hydrolysis reactor, acidogenesis reactor, methanogenesis reactor, MBR/UF reactor, membrane modules of NF and RO, centrifugal separator, aerobic composter and vermin-composter, CHP for combined production of heat and electricity, gas chromatograph for biogas analysis etc)


  • Life Cycle Analysis software (SimaPro 7)
  • Simulator of biological & physicochemical processes (BioWin v.3.0)
  • Simulator of wastewater treatment plants & processes (GPS-X v.5.0 Hydromantis Inc.)