Functional Nanoparticles Laboratory

Spray drying:

-           Büchi Nano Spray Dryer B-90

-           GEA Mobil Minor spray dryer (pilot)

Microencapsulation using prilling technique in laboratory and pilot scale

-           Büchi Encapsulator B-390

Techniques for preparation of functional nano- and microparticlesk:

-           Emulsion methods (single and double) (Vibracell VCX 130 sonicator, Hielscher UP200St sonicator with flow cell, IKA Ultraturrax)

-           Nanoprecipitation

-           Spherical agglomeration

-           Emulsion polymerisation

Conventional powder technology:

-           Wet extrusion granulator

-           High shear wet granulator

-           Disc granulator

-           Fluid bed spray granulator

-           Grinding fluid bed spray granulator

  • Mechanically spouted bed dryer with inert particles


  • Beckman Coulter Optima ultracentrifuge
  • Hermle Z216 MK microcentrifuge


Size analysis:

-           Malvern Mastersizer 2000 by laser diffraction: size range: 200 nm – 2 mm, droplet and particle size measurement, ultrasonic dispersion unit is also available.

-           Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS by dynamic light scattering (photon correlation spectroscopy)

Thermogravimetry (TG-DTA) differential scanning calorimetry (DSC-MS(EGA)):

  • Setaram LabsysEvo
  • Setaram DSC92 – calorimeter –140 °C - 600 °C
  • Setaram μDSCIIIevo – microcalorimeter –20 °C - 120 °C


-           Perkin Elmer Clarus 500 – with autosampler, GC, PT injektor, 15m Elite-1, FID

-           Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010 Ultra – autosampler, EI and CI

UV-vis spectrophotometry:

-           Shimadzu UV-1800

-           Hewlett Packard 8452A – diode array

-           Thermo Multiskan Sky microplate spectrophotometer

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM):

-           Zeiss EVO40

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

-           FEI Morgagni 286D

Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

-           Veeco Digital Instruments MMAFM-2

X-ray diffractometry (XRD)

-           Philips PW-105 XRPD – powder diffractometer, up to 1000 °C

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

  • JASCO FT/IR-4000 with ATR

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