The LITBK has a modern equipment comparable to that of the best international laboratories. The laboratory equipment is produced and supplied by leading manufacturers as AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, THERMO SCIENTIFIC, ELEMENTAR, IKA WERCKE, BINDER, PRECISA, NABERTHERM, RETSCH, AHLBORN and others.

The testing equipment is calibrated in appropriate intervals from accredited calibration laboratories.

The lab is developing methods for internal calibration of the test equipment.

 

Bomb Calorimeter

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Testing parameter:

Calorific value

Standard:

EN 14918:2010Solid biofuels - Determination of calorific value

 


 

 

Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

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Testing parameter:

Determination of major elements - Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, P, K, Si, Na and Ti

Determination of minor elements As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, V и Zn.

Determination of elements using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

Standard:

EN ISO 16967:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of major elements - Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, P, K, Si, Na and Ti

EN ISO 16968:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of minor elements As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, V и Zn.EN 16170:2016Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of elements using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

 


 

 

CHN – analyzer 

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Testing parameter:

total content of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen

съдържание на общ органичен въглерод (ТОС)

Standard:

EN ISO 16948:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of total content of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen

EN 15936:2012Sludge, treated biowaste, soil and waste - Determination of total organic carbon (TOC) by dry combustionБДС EN 16168:2012Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of total nitrogen using dry combustion method

 

 


 

 

Ion chromatography system

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Testing parameter:

total content of sulfur and chlorine

water soluble nutrients and elements

Standard:

EN ISO 16994:2016Solid biofuels - Determination of total content of sulfur and chlorine

EN 13652:2003Soil improvers and growing media - Extraction of water soluble nutrients and elements.

 


 

 

Horizontal sieve shaker and Vibratory sieve shaker

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Testing parameter:

particle size distribution

Standard:

EN ISO 17827-1:2016Solid biofuels - Determination of particle size distribution for uncompressed fuels - Part 1: Oscillating screen method using sieves with apertures of 3,15 mm and above

EN ISO 17827-2:2016Solid biofuels - Determination of particle size distribution for uncompressed fuels - Part 2: Vibrating screen method using sieves with aperture of 3,15 mm and below

EN 15428:2007Soil improvers and growing media - Determination of particle size distribution

 


 

 

Pellet tester for mechanical durability

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Testing parameter:

mechanical durability of pellets

Standard:

EN ISO 17831-1:2016Solid biofuels - Determination of mechanical durability of pellets and briquettes - Part 1: Pellets

 


 

 

Muffle oven

Testing parameter:

съдържанието на пепел

съдържание на летливо вещество

загуба при накаляване

Standard:

EN ISO 18122:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of ash content

EN ISO 18123:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of the content of volatile matter

EN 15935:2012Sludge, treated biowaste, soil and waste - Determination of loss on ignition

 


 

Laboratory oven

Testing parameter:

total moisture

moisture in general analysis sample

dry residue

water content

Standard:

EN ISO 18134-1:2015 Solid biofuels - Determination of moisture content - Oven dry method - Part 1: Total moisture - Reference method

EN ISO 18134-2:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of moisture content - Oven dry method - Part 2: Total moisture - Simplified method

EN ISO 18134-3:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of moisture content - Oven dry method - Part 3: Moisture in general analysis sample

EN 15934:2012Sludge, treated biowaste, soil and waste - Calculation of dry matter fraction after determination of dry residue or water content

 

 


 

 

Measuring caliper

Testing parameter:

length and diameter of pellets

Standard:

EN ISO 17829:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of length and diameter of pellets

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Counteiners for the determination of bulk density

 

 

5 литра

 

 

50 литра

 

 

Testing parameter:

bulk density

Standard:

EN ISO 17828:2016Solid biofuels - Determination of bulk density

     

 

 


 

 

Device for measuring pH and electrical conductivity

Testing parameter:

рН

electrical conductivity

specific electrical conductivity Standard:

EN 15933:2012Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of pH

EN 13038:2012 Soil improvers and growing media - Determination of electrical conductivity

СEN/TS 15937:2013Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of specific electrical conductivity

 


 

Analytical balance, Technical balances

 

 


 

Microwaves system for sample preparation 

Testing parameter:

Determination of major elements - Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, P, K, Si, Na and Ti

Determination of minor elements As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, V и Zn.

Determination of elements using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

Standard:

EN ISO 16967:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of major elements - Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, P, K, Si, Na and Ti

EN ISO 16968:2015Solid biofuels - Determination of minor elements As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, V и Zn.EN 16170:2016Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of elements using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

 

 

 


 

Laboratory shaker

Testing parameter:

рН

electrical conductivity

specific electrical conductivity

water soluble nutrients and elements

Standard:

EN 15933:2012Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of pH

EN 13038:2012 Soil improvers and growing media - Determination of electrical conductivity

СEN/TS 15937:2013Sludge, treated biowaste and soil - Determination of specific electrical conductivity

EN 13652:2003Soil improvers and growing media - Extraction of water soluble nutrients and elements.

 


 

Cutting mill for sample preparation

 

 


 

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