Equipments

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  • Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry Brand: AB SCIEX,
    Model: QTRAP-5500
    Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry he AB SCIEX QTRAP® 5500 system is next-generation technology from the leaders in mass spectrometry with over 12,000 systems installed worldwide. Redesigned from the ground up, but bred from our industry standard triple quadrupole line of mass spectrometers, the QTRAP 5500 system brings in a new era of performance.
  • Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry Brand: AB SCIEX,
    Model: QTRAP-5500
    Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry The AB SCIEX QTRAP® 5500 system is next-generation technology from the leaders in mass spectrometry with over 12,000 systems installed worldwide. Redesigned from the ground up, but bred from our industry standard triple quadrupole line of mass spectrometers, the QTRAP 5500 system brings in a new era of performance.
  • Membrane Bio-Reactors
    Membrane Bio-Reactors The research on Membrane Bio-Reactors (MBRs) is being conducted using microalgae-bacteria symbiosis to create a dual-purpose system for wastewater treatment and biomass cultivation. Microalgae can be further processed to create high-value chemicals, animal/human nutrition, biofuels, etc.
  • Ultra Filtration Set-up Brand: Convergence,
    Model: Various
    Ultra Filtration Set-up The Convergence Ultrafiltration/ Nanofiltration pilot / lab scale systems for nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltrationare ideal for quick studies on membrane performance. The systems are suited for fouling experiments, permeability tests, cleaning and backwash efficiency tests and more.
  • Membrane Fouling Simulators Brand: Global Membrains B.V.,
    Model: Custom made
    Membrane Fouling Simulators The membrane fouling simulators (MFS) are developed to quickly evaluate biofouling growth in reverse osmosis systems. It consists of a small cell with a RO membrane and spacer. The system measures the pressure drop profile over time, which will increase due to biofouling.
  • Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) Bio-Reactors Brand: BioFlo®/CelliGen™ 115,
    Model: New Brunswick
    Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) Bio-Reactors Anaerobic ammonium oxidation conducted in New Brunswick bioreactor system to study the biological wastewater treatment.
  • Flow Cytometer Brand: BD Biosciences,
    Model: FACSVERSE
    Flow Cytometer Flow cytometry is used to analyse the physical and chemical characteristics of particles/cells in a fluid as it passes through at least one laser. Cell components are fluorescently stained and then excited by the laser to emit light at varying wavelengths. Fluorescent staining coupled with flow cytometry (FCM) is frequently used for the monitoring, quantification and characterization of bacteria in seawater, freshwater, drinking water, wastewater, and industrial bioreactors.
  • Ultrahigh-Speed Camera Brand: Vision Research Inc.,
    Model: PHANTOM V1212
    Ultrahigh-Speed Camera The Phantom v1212 camera is an ultra high-speed cameras and is designed with versatility and flexibility.
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7890A-5975C
    Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry ​Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an analytical technique that combines the features of gas-chromatography and mass spectrometry to separate and analyze volatile organic compounds and to identify the unknown organic intermediates.
  • Arid Lands Hydrology
    Arid Lands Hydrology The research encompasses a range of topics, from describing the surface and sub-surface hydrology of these environments and validating the flow of water and energy with modeling and undertaking in-situ observations to better constrain the uncertainty.
  • Terrestrial Hydrological Cycle Measurement
    Terrestrial Hydrological Cycle Measurement Distribution and variability of hydrometeorological variables is required to measure the terrestrial hydrological cycle. Field based sampling is acquired, using the following tools at a number of suitable wadi sites within the vicinity of KAUST.
  • Infiltration Gallery and Beach-well Tower
    Infiltration Gallery and Beach-well Tower The facility offers an infiltration gallery simulator at the CMOR Core Labs, consisting of a five-meter high fiberglass circular column with a diameter of one meter.
  • Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Pilot Facility Brand: AMI – Applied Membranes Inc., USA,
    Model: Dual 4” SWRO Unit
    Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Pilot Facility Seawater Reverse Osmosis Pilot Plant focuses on minimizing scaling and fouling in reverse osmosis desalination and prolonging the operational life of the membrane through effective pretreatment.
  • Industrial Cooling Tower Pilot Facility Brand: Cooling Tower Pilot Plant,
    Model: Cooling Tower Pilot Plant
    Industrial Cooling Tower Pilot Facility A fully automated cooling tower pilot plant built at KAUST’s Central Utilities Plant, with an area of 100 m2, equipped with more than 90 sensors to assess the effectiveness of conventional in controlling cooling tower operations.
  • Adsorption Desalination (AD) and Adsorption Desalination with MED Pilot Facility Brand: MEDAD,
    Model: MEDAD-KAUST Pilot Plant
    Adsorption Desalination (AD) and Adsorption Desalination with MED Pilot Facility The adsorption desalination (AD) pilot-scale research facility is located in Building 7. This is a solar-powered and fully automated desalination pilot plant facility (generating 8-12 m3/day of desalinated water) that has been in operation since 2011.
  • Osmo Inspector Brand: Convergence,
    Model: Minos
    Osmo Inspector This membrane fouling simulator was developed to quickly evaluate biofouling growth in reverse osmosis systems. It consists of a small cell with a reverse osmosis membrane and spacer.
  • Autoclavable Completely Stirred Bioreactor Brand: Applikon,
    Model: 2 Liter
    Autoclavable Completely Stirred Bioreactor With a built-in ez-control system, this stirred bioreactor can be used for anaerobic, anoxic and aerobic microbial cultivation and/or wastewater treatment in both batch and continuous modes.
  • Distillation Bench Scale Set-Up for Seawater/Brine Desalination Brand: Custom made,
    Model: Custom made
    Distillation Bench Scale Set-Up for Seawater/Brine Desalination The membrane distillation (MD) bench is a sustainable, scalable and stand-alone seawater/brine desalination process utilizing a temperature gradient.
  • Reverse Osmosis Testing Unit Brand: Simatec,
    Model: Custom made
    Reverse Osmosis Testing Unit Reverse Osmosis Testing Unit is running sea water through membranes with high pressure up to 50 bars and allows researchers to conduct RO flat sheet membranes experimental studies in different operating conditions.
  • ATP analyzer Brand: Celsis,
    Model: Advance TM
    ATP analyzer CELSIS ATP Analyzer is a rapid microbial test f based on the ATP bioluminescence reaction, The bioluminescence luciferase enzyme hydrolyses ATP to AMP releasing the stored energy as visible light, and light is detected by luminometer.
  • Confocal microscope Brand: Leica,
    Model: TCS SPE
    Confocal microscope The confocal TCS SPE is an inverted microscope equipped with three objectives and a solid-state laser with four excitation wavelengths deliver brilliant images at highest resolution by scanning the specimen in thin optical layers.
  • Atomic Force Microscope Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 9451A
    Atomic Force Microscope AFM provides a 3D profile of the surface on a nanoscale, by measuring forces between a sharp probe (<10 nm) and surface at very short distance (0.2-10 nm probe-sample separation).
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC) with UV Persulfate oxidation technique Brand: Teledyne Tekmar,
    Model: Fusion
    Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC) with UV Persulfate oxidation technique TOC Fusion is measuring the Total Organic Carbon in water samples by using the UV Persulfate oxidation technique.
  • Particle Characterization/Image Analysis System Brand: Malvern,
    Model: Morphologi G3
    Particle Characterization/Image Analysis System The Morphologi G3 provides an advanced yet easy to use particle characterization tool for the measurement of particle size and particle shape from 0.5 microns to several millimeters.
  • Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (ATR-FTIR) Brand: PerkinElmer,
    Model: Spectrum 100S
    Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (ATR-FTIR) ATR-FTIR is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption, emission, photoconductivity or Raman scattering of a solid or liquid. Analysis and identification of organic materials and certain inorganic materials.
  • Fluorescence Spectrofluorometer Brand: Horiba,
    Model: FluoroMax - 4
    Fluorescence Spectrofluorometer Spectrofluorometer takes advantage of fluorescent properties of some compounds to provide information regarding their concentration and chemical environment in a sample.
  • Ion Chromatograph Brand: Dionex,
    Model: 5000
    Ion Chromatograph Ion chromatography (IC) is a technique that allows the separation of ions and polar molecules based on their affinity to the ion exchanger.
  • Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) Brand: DOC Labor,
    Model: Model 8
    Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) Liquid Chromatograph with Organic Carbon/ Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD/OND) is a technique used to characterize and quantify the dissolved organic matters (DOM) based on their molecular size distribution in wastewater.
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) Brand: PerkinElmer,
    Model: Optima 8300
    Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) ICP-OES is capable of detecting trace metals in liquid samples. This is achieved by ionizing the sample to produce excited atoms and ions that emit electromagnetic radiation at wavelengths characteristic of a particular element.
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Brand: Agilent,
    Model: 7500cx
    Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a type of mass spectrometry which is capable of detecting metals and several non-metals at low concentrations.
  • High-performance liquid chromatograph Brand: Thermo Scientific,
    Model: Accela
    High-performance liquid chromatograph High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique used to separate the non-volatile components in a mixture, to identify each component, and to quantify each component.