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Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering - Laboratories and equipment

Department of Heating, Ventilation and Dust Removal Technology possesses several research and educational laboratories:

• Laboratory of Heating
• Laboratory of Scale Modelling of Ventilation and Heating Processes
• Laboratory of Aerodynamics of Ventilation
• Laboratory of Dust Removal Technology
• Laboratory of Metrology in Heating, Air-conditioning and Dust Removal Technology
• Computer rooms

One of Department’s laboratories is equipped with a unique, instrumented climate chamber, used for simulation of steady and unsteady thermal conditions in a typical room. Tests of heating devices and elements, as well as heat cost allocators are performed in the chamber.

Professional computer codes, developed in the Department, are used for integrated simulation of buildings with heating and ventilation systems.
Anemometric methods of measurement (hot-wire, hot sphere, laser Doppler anemometry) and methods of visualisation are used in experimental tests. Tracer-gas techniques are used in tests of ventilation efficiency and dispersion of pollutants. Several commercial CFD codes are applied for numerical calculations of air movement in rooms.
Department of Air Protection has at its disposal five specialized laboratories:
• Laboratory of Emission Studies
• Laboratory of Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS)
• Laboratory for Chromatography Measurements
• Bioaerosol Laboratory
• Laboratory of Computer Analysis
Laboratories of the Department of Technologies and Installations for Waste Management are responsible for research in specific areas of study:

Combustion Processes Laboratory is equipped with:
• Station for testing solid fuels, waste and fuel from waste combustion in mechanic furnace and for the determination of ignition temperature, as well as the delay time and place of ignition in layer,
• Station for continuous analysis of composition and dustiness of flue gases,
• Devices for measuring the velocity and intensity of flow in open and closed pipelines,
• Devices for measuring the intensity of sound (SVAN 945), air humidity and intensity of  flow in closed canals.

Physic-chemical Process Laboratory equipped with stations for:
• Measurement of calorific value of solid, liquid and gas fuels and waste, as well as ash softening point, distillation and rectification,
• Hydrodynamic fluidization processes in circulating layer,
• Gas absorption processes in 3-factor fluidizing layer,
• Decomposition of gas hydrocarbons using plasma.

Analytic Laboratory equipped with:
• Extraction devices (Soxhlet, SPE)
• Stand for mineralization and metal determination,
• Thermogravimeter.

Waste Laboratory is equipped with stations for analysis of:
• Morphology of waste,
• Physical properties,
• Fertility properties,
• Fuel properties,
• Water extracts for waste and landfill leachate,
• Hazardous waste,
• Bio-thermal oxygen blowing processes,
• Physical and chemical properties of soil,
• Biomass properties,
• Properties of sludge.
Department of Water and Wastewater Engineering has at its disposal the following laboratories:
• Laboratory of Thermal Flow Machines;
• Computer Laboratory;
• Laboratory of Metrology and Power Processes Automation;
• Laboratory of Hydraulic Machines;
• Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics;
• Laboratory of Boiler Processes;
• Laboratory of Power Machinery Diagnostics and Durability;
• Laboratory of Fuel Cells.
Department of Thermal Technology conducts its research in the following laboratories:
• Computer Laboratory and Network in ITT
• Laboratory of Combustion Fundamentals
• Laboratory of Fuels Combustion and Gasification
• Laboratory of High Temperature Processes
• Laboratory of Internal Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
• Laboratory of Nuclear Engineering
• Laboratory of PIV
• Laboratory of Refrigeration
• Laboratory of Thermal Technology
• Compute cluster
• Laboratory of the Renewable Energy Sources
• Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

Laboratories of the Department are equipped with stations allowing for the determination and investigation of:

• Characteristics of scintillator detectors and counting statistics
• Characteristics of Geiger-Muller tubes (lab station with a Geiger-Muller counter), counting statistics and attenuation coefficients of beta and gamma radiation
• Attenuation coefficient for gamma radiation (based on the older measuring devices)
• Gamma spectrometry lab station with two independent measuring lines and software for spectrum analysis. Scintillator detectors with the NaI(Tl) crystals are used. An additional well-type detector allows for measuring activity of samples.
• Isentropic exponent in the air
• Specific heat capacity of the air at constant pressure
• Emissivity of surface
• Relative humidity of gases (using isochoric hygrometer)
• Lower and higher heating values of natural gases
• Investigation and visualization of processes during boiling and condensation
• Thermodynamic processes in stage compressor steam cooler
• Heat exchangers
• Natural convection in the air
• Forced convection in the pipe
• Measurements of rheological properties of liquids (experimental station)

Laboratories are also equipped with:

• SI and CI engine test bench with electromagnetic brakes, as well as CI engine test bench with hydraulic brake system
• Research station to measure and regulate devices
• Mobile analysis system for combustion gas composition
• Thermal and ecological research stations for: coal-fired boiler with the retort furnace; gas-fired condensing boiler; biomass-fired boiler; gas and oil burners;
• Research station for cross-flow heat exchangers
• Research station for chemical properties analysis of fuels and combustion of solid products
• Stands for:
   o measurement of laminar flame speed;
   o atomization process studies;
   o investigation of jet velocity field;
   o investigation of fluidization process;
   o determination of liquid fuels viscosity (Hoppler viscometer);
   o measurement of NO and CO emission during gaseous fuels combustion;
   o measurement of temperature field in flames;
   o investigation of atomization processes;
   o measurement of ignition temperature of solid fuels;
   o determination of flash point and fire point of liquid fuels;
   o studies of lean-mixture combustion;
   o investigation of rheological properties of liquids;
   o evaluation of basic combustion properties of solid and liquid fuels;
   o determination of density and surface tension coefficient of liquid fuels;
   o flame stability studies;
   o investigation of single droplet combustion
• 70 computers available for students in Ethernet 1000Mb/s network
• Cooling units/devices
• Compressors
• Refrigeration fittings


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