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Laboratories and Equipment

There are several labs with advanced equipment at The Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering:

  • Architecture Lab
  • CBM Lab - A railway lab with mini train and rails for condition based maintenance
  • Computer labs and studios for students
  • Anechoic chamber - lab for measurement and listening test in which it has no acoustic impact of the room
  • eMaintenance Lab
  • Sound quality Studio - Studio to create and evaluate such audio products
  • Equipment in the lab-and bench-scale studies of hydro-and pyro-metallurgical reaction processes, kinetics and equilibrium conditions.
  • High-resolution scanning electron microscopy for the analysis of nanoparticles and porous structures, like for example zeolitmembran.
  • Equipment for the analysis of interfaces between phases at the molecular level, like for example. spaces between mineral particles and water, tribological surfaces and wooden surfaces.
  • Bioprocesslab - bioreactors for microbial production of chemicals, materials and fuel, as well as analysis and separation equipment
  • Equipment for particle analysis: chemical composition, the measurement of particle size distribution, particle density, specific surface area (BET), contact angle, surface tension, zeta-potential
  • Facilities in particle technology and physical separation methods: decomposition, particle size, density separation, separation of electric and magnetic fields, flotation
  • MCE Lab - mechanical testing of steel, wood and concrete, rock mechanical testing, geotechnical testing, measurement of the field, analysis and investigation
  • Environmental Laboratory, whose research is largely done through experiments in lab and field
Photo: Richard Renberg
Architecture Lab

In our Architecture Lab visualizations and models are designed and built.

Rock mechanical testing

Shear rigs, Triax vessels and equipment for rock bolt testing.

Photo: Richard Renberg
Fire testing

Unique fire oven at LTU


Condition Based Maintenance

Photo: Melina Granberg
Drone for geology

Environmental monitoring, detecting fractures in open-pit mines, and gathering crucial information about how ore deposits form. Luleå University of Technology

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Scanning electron microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is a technique where an electron beam under vacuum conditions is focused onto a solid sample surface.

eMaintenance LAB

The Lab facilitates research and education in maintenance.

Chemical Engineering Lab

Biotechnology and Chemistry.

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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

The electron microscope is a high-resolution (ca. 0.8 nm) Zeiss Merlin FEG-SEM

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MCE laboratory

Luleå University of Technology's largest laboratory with a wide range of activities.

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Lab Process Metallurgy

Process metallurgy, pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgical research.

Mineral Processing Lab

Particle Analysis

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The Environmental Laboratory

The Environmental Laboratory is well equipped for environmental research in waste technology, water and gas engineering and geochemistry.

Photo: Richard Renberg
Urban Water in Laboratory and Fieldwork

The Urban Water Engineering Research Group conducts mainly applied research that takes place in both laboratory and field. The environmental lab and associated experimental outdoor facilities provide the opportunity for analysis work and experiments in laboratory and pilot scales. Even the fluid mechanics laboratory can be used for experiments by our group if needed. The environmental laboratory and experimental hall are also used for laboratory work in the urban water courses given to students in the Environment and Water program.

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Sound & Vibration LAB

Advanced equipment and dedicated environments for sound and vibration analysis.

Virtual Reality Lab - Lulea University of Technology Photo: Gustav Jansson
Virtual Reality Lab

Used in areas such as in construction, architecture, ore geology, mining and rock engineering.

Photo: Richard Renberg
From Hard Rock to Heavy Metal

The research chain from mine to metal

Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed Photo: Magnus Stenberg, Luleåfotograferna
QanTmin Laboratories

Laboratories for quantititative target mineralogy (QanTmin) are now installed in F-building and also open for users after registration.