Calibration of pressure and mass measuring standards and instruments
The Mechanical Metrology Laboratory (LMM) provides calibration services of pressure and mass measuring standards and instruments: [img=1303,legenda=Force-balanced piston gauge for very low pressure calibration in both gauge and absolute modes]
- Mass stand (...)
Evaluation of the biodegradability of products
- Biodegradation is the biologically mediated breakdown of chemical compounds. When biodegradation is complete, the process is called mineralization, i.e., the total breakdown of organic molecules into CO2, water and inorganic compounds.
Laboratory simulation of environmental conditions (...)
Technological support for wood preservation and disposal of treated wood residues
- The rational use of wood calls for its preservation, i.e., chemical treatment to prevent biodeterioration by fungi and wood-eating insects.
IPT is equipped to support companies of the construction industry and utilities (electric energy, telephone systems and railways) in the inspecti (...)
Development of processes to add value and treat industrial solid residues
- Industrial processes for transforming raw materials (mineral metallurgical, metallo-mechanical, chemical, etc.) and areas such as civil engineering and the petrochemical sector generate great quantities of residues, which, depending on the processes from which they originated, may be hazardous and r (...)
Development of biodegradable plastics
- Since 1992, IPT has been actively researching technologies for the production of biodegradable plastics, which involve the development of production processes for polyhydroxyalkanoate polymers using renewable raw materials and biotechnological methods.
Biodegradable polymers offer an (...)