Analysis and visualization


LOCIE's analysis platform comprises various types of equipment designed to assess indoor air quality and characterize energy conversion processes, whether biological (methanization, microbial cells) or physical (organic photovoltaics).


Type Name
Extraction/separation Centrifuge
Rotary evaporator
Soxhiet automatic multi-station
Chromatography Gas chromatograph detector Catharometer
Gas chromatograph FID detector
HPLC diode array detector
HPLC UV detector
Electrochemistry Electrophoresis kit
Voltage and current generators
Potensiostat - Galvanostat
Impedance spectrometer
Miscellaneous Water analysis (COD, BOD, etc.)
Total VOC analyzer + hydrogen generator
Multi-parameter analyzer (conductivity meter, PH meter, oximeter, etc.)
Heated scale
Precision scales
GRIMM particle counter
Climatic chamber
Aerobic anaerobic digestion pilot set (1 to 15L)
Laminar flow hood
Mirror Hygrometer
Epifluorescence microscope
Photometer - luminometer
Visible spectrophotometer


LOCIE has:

  • a high-resolution 15MPix AVT GE4900 camera.
  • high-power lighting devices.
  • a PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) measurement bench comprising a dual-pulse laser (DualPower 65-15) and a 4MPix double-frame camera (FlowSense 4M). An automated system for moving the laser and camera enables relatively large areas to be examined with the utmost precision. It is used in many applications to characterize fluid flows (water, air, etc.) 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 wall.
  • a particle generator to seed the air with tracer.
  • a macro lens for microfluidic PIV (in microchannels).
  • a laser tomography system to visualize a cross-section in a fluid flow (RayPower 2000 laser + Basler camera).
  • an infrared thermography system for measuring the temperature field of a surface at a distance from the infrared luminous flux.
  • two high-speed cameras.