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AspenONE v11 for process simulation and techno-economic analysis

Computing Capabilities:

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SuperPro Designer v10 for process simulation and techno-economic analysis

openLCA 1.10.3 for life cycle assessment

Databases: AGRIBALYSE V3.0.1, BioEnergieDat, ecoinvent 3.7.1, ELCD 3.2, EF database, exiobase 3.4, IMPACT World+ I Global, USDA, NEEDS complete, openLCA LCIA methods v2.1.0

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SAS jmp PRO 15 for statistical analysis and DOE optimization

Equipment Capabilities:

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System of 36 bioreactors with automated pH, temperature, and agitation control. Each bioreactor has 500mL total volume, 250mL working volume. Capable of ~5% solid slurries. Suitable for high throughput screening and/or optimization of enzyme digestion, fermentation, anaerobic digestion, etc.

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Four large bioreactors with automated pH, temperature, and agitation control. Suitable for scale up demonstration and continuous fermentation. Bioreactors owned and managed by collaborators Dr. Wayne Yuan & Dr. Jay Cheng in the BAE Department.

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High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Agilent 1260 Infinity with Refractive Index Detector (RID), Ultraviolet (UV) Detector, and Fluorescence Detector

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Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Agilent 7890A GC, Agilent 5975 MS. Owned and managed by collaborator Dr. Praveen Kolar in the BAE Department.

Gas Chromatography (GC), Shimadzu GC-2014. Owned and managed by collaborator Dr. Jay Cheng in the BAE Department.

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Microscope with fluorescence and digital camera connection to CPU

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UV-vis spectrophotometer, Genesys 10S

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Fluorometer, Invitrogen Qubit 4.0

Large centrifuge with chiller, Eppendorf 5920R

Small centrifuge, Eppendorf 5924R

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Thermocycler, Eppendorf nexus GX2

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Shaker tables with temperature control

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Biomass mill, IKA MF10

Tube furnace, MTI GSL-1500X. Max temperature: 1500C

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Muffle furnaces. Owned & managed by collaborators Dr. Praveen Kolar & Dr. Jay Cheng in the BAE Department.

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Parr reactor. Owned & managed by collaborator Dr. Wayne Yuan in the BAE Department.

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Anaerobic chamber & glove box

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Biosafety cabinet

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Autoclave

Additional equipment available at the Environmental Analysis Laboratory in the BAE Department.

Additional equipment available elsewhere at NC State University: ICP, TGA, DSC, FTIR, SEM, EDS, XPS, TEM, XRD, and more.

 

Contact wjsagues@ncsu.edu to inquire about equipment not listed.