Chemical and Microbiological Analyses
Analyses in the microbiological laboratory

Sophisticated instrumentation for the examination of samples is operated by experts from the Chemical Engineering Group of the Fluid Dynamics Department and Biotechnology Department at HZDR, enabling in-house tests on wastewater and off-gas composition. This measurement equipment can be connected to reactors and pilot plants to study:

  • Chemical and microbiological characterization for process performance analyses
  • Biological decontamination processes (biosorption, bioleaching, bioflotation)
  • Development of bioreactors for resource recovery

We conduct such analyses in the well-equipped chemical and microbiological laboratories, fitted with biofilm reactors, reactors with variable fillings and drip reactors as well as bioreactors connected to online off-gas sensors.


Chemical and Physical Analyses

  • Hoeppler viscometer
  • Tensiometer
  • Densitymeter
  • Calorimeters
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • FTIR microscope
  • RAMAN spectrometer
  • UV/VIS spectrometer
  • HPLC / IC
  • GC-MS



Microbiological Analyses

  • Biofilm reactors
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Genetic techniques