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ANALYTICAL SERVICES2018-06-29T17:04:11+00:00

ANALYTICAL SERVICES

The Analytical Services Department (ASD) of UDT/EST aims to meet internal and external demands for analytical services into two main fields of action: the analysis and characterization of biofuels (biomass) and characterization of hazardous waste. Both courses of action are the result of the experience gained in the processes of scientific and technological research conducted, the provision of technical assistance services, the identification of requirements set by current environmental regulations and new national technological trends in the field of bioenergy. Thus, capabilities have been developed and investments have been made in adequate and state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure, along with professional and technical personnel training to provide a growing range of analytical services:

Test Services

Test Methods

Sample preparation

(grinding or size reduction) for moisture, ashes and calorific value

UNE-CEN/TS 14780 EX

Moisture content

(% by mass as received)

UNE-EN 14774-3
EN 14774-1
EN 14774-2

Ashes

(% by dry mass basis)

UNE-EN 14775

Mechanical durability in pellets

(% by mass in pellets after the test)

UNE EN 15210-1

Bulk density

(as received, Kg/m3)

UNE EN 15103

High or gross calorific value

(MJ/Kg or kWh/Kg basis as received)

UNE-EN 14918

Low or net calorific value

(considers C, H, N and S elemental analysis) (MJ/kg or kWh/kg basis as received)

UNE-EN 14918 (para CV)
UNE CEN/TS 15104Ex (for elemental analysis)

Sulfur

(% by dry mass basis)

EN 15289

Nitrogen

(% by dry mass basis)

EN 15104

Chlorine

(% by dry mass basis)

EN 15289

Melting point behavior in ashes

ASTM D1587

Pellet diameter and length

EN 16127

Amount of fines

(% en masa <3.15 mm, después de la producción, cuando se cargan o envasan)

EN 15149-1

Digestion of samples

(for major and minor elements)

UNE EN 15290

Determination of major elements

by ICP-OES (Ca, Al, Fe, Mg, K, Na, Si, P, Ti)

UNE EN 15290

Determination of minor elements

by ICP-OES (Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb, As, Mo, V, Mn, Ni, Cd, Co, Sb)

UNE EN 15297

Test Services

Test Methods

Inorganic TCLP

EPA Method 1311, 1992, Exempt Resolution No. 292 of the Ministry of Health, May 31, 2005

Organic TCLP

EPA Method 1311, 1992, Exempt Resolution No. 292 of the Ministry of Health, May 31, 2005

Liquid Inflammability

EPA Method 1010A, 2004, Exempt Resolution No. 292 of the Ministry of Health, May 31, 2005

Solid Inflammability

EPA Method 1030, 1996

Corrosivity

(corrosion rate)

EPA Method 1110A, 2004, Exempt Resolution No. 292 of the Ministry of Health, May 31, 2005

Sampling Services

ASD provides sampling services based on ASTM standards within waste hazardous characterization framework; however, methodologies also apply to biomass sampling in order to characterize their behavior and energy capacity, when they are in piles or drums.Planning methodologies and sampling implementation are:

Sampling waste piles: Applicable to solid waste forming a pile according to ASTM D6009-12 “Standard Guide for Sampling Waste Piles, Norma ASTM D4687-95 (reapproved 2006) “Standard Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling”.

Sampling of waste in drums: Applicable to liquid and solid waste in drums or other containers of less than 416L volume according to:

 

 

ASD also offers other analysis services related to their specialized infrastructure.

There is the following equipment:

  • Liquid chromatography: HPLC/RID/UV/VIS, DAD

  • Gas chromatography: GC FID, GC FID/headspace, GC Mass, GPC UV/RID

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, AAS

  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

  • FT IR Spectrophotometer

Accreditations

ASD has been recognized by the National Institute of Standardization, INN, granting the accreditation as a testing laboratory according to NCh.ISO 17025. Of2005, in two areas:

Physical Chemistry for Biomass, LE 1138 certificate, with scope in the following tests:

  • Ashes, UNE-EN 14775 (2010) and UNE CEN/TS 14780 Ex (2012)
  • Humidity, UNE-EN 14773-3 (2012) and UNE CEN/TS 14780 Ex (2012)
  • Calorific value, UNE-EN 14918 (2011) and UNE CEN/TS 14780 Ex (2012)

Hazardous Waste Chemistry, LE638 certificate, with scope in the following tests:

  • Corrosivity, EPA 1110A, 2004
  • Inflammability, EPA 1010A, 2004
  • Sampling waste piles, ASTM D4687-95 (reapproved 2006) and ASTM D6009-96 (reapproved 2006)
  • Sampling of waste in drums, AST: D4687-95 (reapproved 2006), ASTM D5679-95A (reapproved 2006) and ASTM D5680-10

“It also has recognition from the Health Authority under Article No. 6 of the Regulation of Private Laboratories for the Characterization of Hazardous Waste No. 173/2006 by Resolution No. 2C7/13058 of September 24, 2007.”

CONTACT

Marcelo Finsterbusch, Comercial Head, Analytical Service

asa@udt.cl / +56 41 266 1821