Analysis and visualization


The LOCIE's analysis platform is composed of various types of devices designed to assess indoor air quality, characterize energy conversion processes by biological (methanization, microbial cell) or physical (organic photovoltaic) means.


Type Name
Extraction/separation Centrifuge
Rotary evaporator
Soxhiet automatic multi-station
Chromatography Detector gas chromatograph Catharometer
Gas chromatograph FID detector
HPLC diode strip detector
HPLC UV detector
Electrochemistry Electrophoresis assembly
Voltage and current generators
Potensiostat - Galvanostat
Impedance spectrometer
Various Water analysis (COD, BOD...)
Total VOC Analyzer + Hydrogen Generator
Multiparameter analyzer (conductivity meter, PH-meter, oximeter...)
Heated scale
Precision balance
GRIMM particle counter
Climatic chamber
Aerobic Digestion Pilot Set (1 to 15L)
Laminar flow hood
Cooled mirror hygrometer
Epifluorescence microscope
Photometer - luminometer
Visible spectrophotometer


The LOCIE has:

  • a high-resolution 15MPix AVT GE4900 camera.
  • high-powered illumination devices.
  • a PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) measurement bench consisting of a dual pulse laser (DualPower 65-15) and a 4MPix double frame camera (FlowSense 4M). An automated system of laser and camera movement allows the examination of relatively large areas in a very precise way. It is used in many applications to characterize fluid flows (water, air, ...) by measuring velocity fields. Examples of applications: building aeraulics ("double skin" walls, air flow control in wood-frame walls), natural convection in a closed cavity (boundary layer, thermal plume), vegetated walls.
  • a particle generator to seed the air with tracer.
  • a macro lens to do IVP in microfluidics (in microchannels).
  • a laser tomography system that allows the visualization of a section in a fluid flow (Laser RayPower 2000 + Basler camera).
  • an infra-red thermography system allowing the measurement of a temperature field of a surface at a distance from the infrared luminous flux.
  • two high-speed cameras.