Analytical Equipment

Instrumentation for standard water and effluent analyses
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) analyses
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) analyses
  • Spectrophotometers of dual and single beam (Shimadzu UV-1700 PharmaSpec, Helios)
  • Instrumentation for SDI (Silt Density Index) and NTU measurements
  • ICP Elemental analysis (Perkin Elmer) (in collaboration with the Analytical Services Unit / CPERI/CERTH)
  • Full system of gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (GC/MS) for organic pollutants determination (AGILENT GC 7890A / 5975C INNERT MSD SYSTEM)
  • System of gas chromatography (GC) with Electron Capture Detector (ECD) and Nitrogen-Phosphorous Cetector (NPD) for organic pollutants determination (AGILENT GC 6890N / NPD / ECD)  
  • Unit of Gel Permeation Chromatography / High Performance Liquid Chromatography (GPC/HPLC) for molecular weight distribution analyses and organic pollutants determination (Shimadzu LC-10ADvp with UV-Vis and Refractive Index-RI Detectors)

System for particle size and zeta-potential measurements (Zetasizer, Malvern)

Analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) with a SHIMADZU TOC-5000A analyzer.

Analysis of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) with a SHIMADZU TOC-L analyzer with an autosampler ASI-L and a TNM-L unit.


  • Ion Chromatograph, Metrohm 690
  • Laboratory polymeter (pH-meter, conductivity-meter, ion-meter) (WTW inoLab® pH/ΙΟΝ / Cond 750 SET)

Experimental Equipment

Special bench-scale membrane units
  • Bench-scale, high pressure cells for dead-end filtration, for various well-controlled tests
  • A special bench-scale set–up for MF and UF filtration studies; direct observations under the microscope, video-recording and image processing to clarify fouling mechanisms
  • Two special systems with flat cross-flow test sections, fully instrumented, for studying membrane (MF, UF, NF, ULP-RO) fouling and scaling characteristics
  • MBR, laboratory-scale system, fully instrumented; immersed-type membranes
  • Photocatalytic submerged membrane reactor system for organic species degradation

Two pilot plants, fully instrumented and computer-controlled, for intermediate and high pressure membrane (NF and RO) studies with commercial membrane elements. A pilot photocatalytic membrane reactor (UV-C/TiO2/UF), fully instrumented and PLC controlled.