BioAnalytical Lab

In partnership with the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, and in fulfillment of Lambton Colleges BioHybrid and Chemical Cluster vision, Lambton College is suitably positioned to deliver relevant, career-focused education and applied research to support the needs of bio-based industries, the local community, and the province of Ontario.

Lambton Colleges solid expertise in the area of Bio-Industrial Processes distinguishes the College on a provincial and national level. As part of Lambton Colleges Strategic Plan for 2013-2018, the College is committed to establishing a Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies with distinctive programs and applied research initiatives that will raise Lambton Colleges reputation on a global level. The Bio-Analytical Laboratories aim to support Lambton College and bio-industrial industrial partners to conduct applied research in various areas, and to provide services to test and commercialize bio-technologies and products.

Area of Focus

  • Gasification
  • Bio-based material development
  • Bio-fuel
  • Bio-refinery
  • Bio-process optimization and simulation
  • Cellulosic sugars/ethanol
  • Thermal conversion and pellet analysis

Services

  • Collaborative research
  • Contract based projects
  • Engineering and consultation
  • Access to highly trained experts
  • State-of-the-art equipment and training
  • Support and access to funding for collaborative research
  • Technology transfer
  • Commercialization services

Biodiesel Standard Test Prices Price List PDF

Facilities

Oxidation Stability Bath
Lawler Oxidation Stability FAME Bath including Dell Laptop

Oxidation Stability Bath

Oil Centrifuge
Koehler Heated Oil Test Centrifuge
Oil Centrifuge

Automatic Titrator
Koehler KEM Automatic Potentiometric Titrator
Automatic Titrator

Cloud & Pour Point bath
Koehler Cloud Point & Pour Point Apparatus
Cloud & Pour Point bath

CHN Elemental Analyzer
LECO Elemental Analyzer for Carbon, Hydrogen and Nitrogen
CHN Elemental Analyzer

Carbon Residue Apparatus
Koehler Determination of Carbon Residue (Micro Conradson Method)
Carbon Residue Apparatus

Muffle Furnace
Fischer Scientific Isotemp Muffle Furnace (for general heating and combustion)
Muffle Furnace

Flash Point Apparatus
Koehler Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Tester
Flash Point Apparatus

Bomb Calorimeter
Parr 1271 Dual Bomb Calorimeter System
Bomb Calorimeter

Kinematic Viscosity Bath
Koehler Constant Temperature Kinematic Viscosity Baths with Integrated Digital Timing
Kinematic Viscosity Bath

SC Elemental Analyzer
Controller/Computer for LECO Elemental Analyzer for Sulphur and Carbon
SC Elemental Analyzer

Uv-Vis Spectrophotometer
HP (Hewlett Packard) UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
Uv-Vis Spectrophotometer

HPLC System
HP 1050 HPLC System with Quantinary Pump, HP 1047A RID Detector HP1050 VWD Autosampler and HP35900E Chemstation
HPLC System

Gravity Oven
VWR Gravity Oven 6.0 cubic feet
Gravity Oven

Sieve Shaker
Retsch Sieve shaker
Sieve Shaker

GC-FID System
HP 5890 II GC (Gas Chromatography) System with both cool-on-colum and SS injection FID Detector, HP 7673B Autosampler
GC-FID System

Carbon Residue
Carbon residue is the determination of the amount of carbon residue left after evaporation and pyrolysis of an oil
Carbon Residue

Partnerships

Potential project partners range from a variety of multi-discipline industries and organizations including:

  • Bio-industrial Companies
  • Plant Operators
  • Engineering Firms
  • Agricultural Organizations
  • University and Colleges

Contact Us

Sandy Kirkbride
Research Laboratory Coordinator
519-542-7751 ext3503
Sandy.kirkbride@lambtoncollege.ca

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh
Dean, Applied Research & Innovation
519-542-7757 ext 3592
Mehdi.sheikhzadeh@lambtoncollege.ca

Katherine Albion
Director, Commercialization Centre
Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park
519-383-8303 ext 240
kalbion@sarnialambtonresearchpark.ca