Actual process viscosities are measured with a Rheotec PV100 rheometer. Rheological characterization is performed with a Physica UDS 200 or a Physica MCR 301 that can be used in both rotation and oscillation.
Texture analysis can be measured using instruments from Stable Micro Systems Ltd.
A Malvern Mastersizer 3000 with wet and dry feeding systems is available for measurement of size distributions from 10 nm to 4 mm. A Malvern Zetasizer is also available for measurement of zeta potential. These instruments give valuable information regarding the characterization of dispersions and emulsions.
Single electrode Capacitance Probes (SeCaP)
The development of the SeCaP technology (of Advantec Sensing AS) has been done in collaboration with personnel in the measurement group. SeCaP is a capacitive measurement technique utilizing only one electrode. The system does not short circuit in conducting systems, and can therefore be used to measure water concentrations from zero to 100% in both phase profiler applications and in single point applications.
Multivariate data analysis
Multivariate data analysis and image analysis techniques are applied to the complex biological data generated from the various technologies described above.