The research performed in this group is supported by well-equipped testing facilities:
Processing equipment: planetary ball mill, high speed mixing, colloidal mixing, steam generator/ autoclave to produce ASC, high temperature furnace, drying furnaces.
Characterization and analysis of materials: particle size distribution, , specific density, XRF (Xray fluorescence), XRD (X ray diffraction), thermo graphic analysis TGA/DSC, , infra red (FT-IR), ion chromatography (anions, cations and transition metal ions).
Air quality analysis: analytical thermal desorption, gas chromatography mass spectroscopy (ATD/GC/MS) and GC/PDID (pulse discharge ionization detector) , Horiba NOx, Sox analyzer and a test set-up for determining the air removal ability of functional building materials by photocatalytic oxidation technology.
Concrete performance analysis: testing machines for concrete performance in fresh state, such as hydration calorimetry and automatic Vicat setting time; and testing machine for concrete in hardened state such as strength testing machine, thermal conductivity analyzer, optical microscopy, chloride diffusion, water penetration under pressure.