OUR FACILITIES

MEMBRANE SYSTEMS

Also in the collaboration with the en.sur.e. water lab supervised by Prof. Alberto Tiraferri, we host a number of membrane separation setups of different nature and sizes. At the moment, the available systems include:

  • nanofiltration/reverse osmosis (NF/RO) cross-flow setups for small flat sheet polymeric samples
  • NF/RO dead-end setup for small flat sheet polymeric or ceramic samples
  • forward osmosis (FO) setup for small flat sheet polymeric samples
  • FO setup for medium-sized flast sheet polymeric samples
  • ultrafiltration/microfiltration (UF/MF) setup for small flat sheet polymeric samples
  • UF/MF setup housing one tubular ceramic module (1 meter)
  • direct contact membrane distillation (MD) setup for medium size polymeric samples

These systems are available to test samples from Politecnico di Torino or from external collaborators. Contact us if you are interested in using our setups.

We are planning the acquisition of pilot scale setups soon.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

In collaboration with the small lab, we host setups to harvest renewable energy, including solar thermal energy and low temperature streams.

In collaboration with the lab of Dr. M. Simonetti and Prof. G.V. Fracastoro, we are building  a solar atmospheric water generator (SAWG) prototype to transform moisture into pure water using the sun as energy source.

 

OTHER SYSTEMS

Other systems hosted by the CWC include a pilot scale cavitation reactor and hydraulic channels in collaboration with  the envirofluidgroup and other personnel of the DIATI Department working in the area fof environmental hydraulics and hydrology.

ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS

We are in the process of purchasing:

  • a Raman microscope
  • a particle image velocimetry (PIV) systems with high resolution
  • a high-performance liquid chromatogapher coupled with mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) for analysis of water samples

Also, we have availability of a range of instrumentations in collaboration with other labs supervised by personnel of the CWC. For example, devices for particle analysis, rheometers and surface characterization.