This infrastructure offers equipment for fragmentation, quartering, homogenization, granulometric calibration (sieveing ), steaming, thermal treatment, chambers (wet cold), geophysical equipment and mineralurgical separation equipment (flotation, hydrocyclones, etc.).
This infrastructure is equipped with a variety of physical models at different scales (mini alteration cells, wet cells, gas reactivity cells, instrumented columns, instrumented experimental boxes, etc.).
The equipment comprised in this infrastructure enables the measurement of permeability, mercury porosimetry, consolidations, water retention curves and geomechanical testing (50-kN mechanical servo press, Triax confinement testing, direct shear testing, etc.).
This infrastructure’s equipment can be used to determine the physical properties of materials (density, laser granulometry, specific surface, thermal analyses, Zeta potential, etc.), their chemical properties (XRF, ICP-AES and ICP-MS, ion chromatography, infrared spectrometry, visible UV spectrophotometry, induction furnace, etc.), as well as their mineralogical properties (optical microscope, SEM-EDS, X-ray diffraction).