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Mining aerology

  • Chromatographic analyses of gases: CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C4H10, C5H12, O2, N2, H2, CO, CO2.
  • Degasation of samples of rock cores taken from boreholes.
  • Specification of the content of crystal silica in industrial dust with the use of spectrometry FT-IR.

Contact:

MSc. Eng. Maciej Nowysz
Head of the Dust and Gas and Climate Hazards Laboratory
kom. +48 785 991 320
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Pracka Street 3-3a, 54-066 Wrocław

Industrial construction and material research

  • Specification of physical properties (density, porosity, absorbability, slakeability).
  • Specification of resistance and deformation properties (compression, shearing, stretching, bending) in complex stress conditions (uniaxial and triaxial for pressures of 200 MPa).
  • Examination of resistance properties of concrete, plastic and minerals, cast iron and steel.
  • Determination of stress and deformation characteristics of rocks covering pre- and post-destruction conditions.
  • Model examination of reaction of rock pillars in static and dynamic load conditions.
  • Examination of parameters of hydraulic backfill, such as:
    • Granulometric composition of backfill materials,
    • compressibility,
    • water permeability,
    • erosion,
    • density (specific, bulk, volume),
    • chemical and radiological markings.
  • Examination of parameters of solidified backfill, including paste fill and fullering compound such as:
    • Granulometric composition of backfill materials,
    • density,
    • stiffening time,
    • slakeability,
    • pourability,
    • resistance to uniaxial compression,
    • compressibility,
    • water permeability,
    • chemical and radiological markings.

Contact:

MSc. Eng. Dorota Nitek
Head of the Material Testing Laboratory
kom. + 48 887 870 139
kom.  + 48 783 934 949
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Pracka Street 3-3a, 54-066 Wrocław

Rock mass mechanics

  • resistance examination of rocks in triaxial stress condition.

Contact:

Witold Pytel, Ph.D., prof.

Head of the Rock Mass Mechanics Department
tel. + 48 71 781 24 03
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Piotr Mertuszka, Dr Eng.
Deputy Head of the Rock Mass Mechanics Department
tel. + 48 71 781 24 07
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Geology

Hydrogeology workroom

  • Examination of hydrogeological parameters of rocks:
    • designation of physical parameters of hard rocks with reference to their water permeability (e.g. k 10-9 coefficient),
    • designation of filtration coefficient with the use of field methods (various methods, depending on the needs),
    • designation of filtration coefficient with the use of laboratory methods (various methods, depending on the needs, e.g. research columns, Eijkelkamp permeameter, indirect methods),
    • designation of gravitation drainability coefficient of land,
    • designation of selected parameters of land influencing migration of pollution in a rock mass,
    • making shallow geological and engineering holes (up to 4 metres) for the purpose of assessing residence of rock layers,
    • making granulometric analysis of land with the use of sieve method.

Contact:

Dr Krzysztof Chudy
Supervisor
tel. 71 781 22 24
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Pracka Street 3-3a, 54-066 Wrocław

Petrographic and mineralogical workroom

Preparation of geological material and petrographic and mineralogical examination with the use of optical microscopy

Polishing workroom

  • Making thin covered preparations with a coverslip in a standard size of 48×28 mm,
  • Making universal preparations (uncovered) single side polished in a standard size of 48×28 mm,
  • Making universal preparations (uncovered) double side polished in a standard size of 48×28 mm,
  • Making bulk included preparations from ready material (light transmitted and direct),
  • Making 1-inch discs to be tested in an electron scanning microscope,
  • Making polished microsection for observance of ory minerals,
  • Making polished microsections for the purpose of documentary photography,
  • Cutting and forming of rock material.

Microscope workroom

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of rocks and minerals in transmitted and direct light,
  • High-resolution digital photographic documentation of microscope preparations with a computer analysis of image with the use of NIS-Elements BR software,
  • 3D imaging with extended depth of field of fragments of rock samples with the use of stereoscope microscope integrated with Leica Application Suite (LAS) software.

Contact:

Dr Izabella Nowak
Supervisor
tel. 785 906 054
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Pracka Street 3-3a, 54-066 Wrocław

Power technologies

  • Scientific supervision over technological research of fuels for the gasification process
  • Examination of gas permeability of coal overlayers in the aspect of underground gasification.

Contact:

Dr Eng. Magdalena Król
Head of the Department of Energy Technologies
tel. + 48 71 781 23 57
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Dr Eng. Michał Strzelecki
Deputy Head of the Department of Energy Technologies
tel. + 48 71 781 22 14
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław