The analytical laboratory provides support for pilot plant scale research programs by analyzing and reporting data obtained from samples generated by researchers investigating new processes/products derived from agricultural commodities.
3 liquid chromatographs
Detector configurations include, Ultraviolet, Visible, Refractive Index and Conductivity
1 capillary gas chromatograph with a flame ionization detector
Quantitative thin-layer chromatography using an automated thin-layer sampler coupled with a TLC scanner that detects in the visual, ultraviolet or fluorescent mode.
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Nitrogen/Protein pyrolysis type analyzer
Kjeldahl digestion and distillation apparatus for nitrogen/protein analysis
Current Research Programs Support by the Analytical Laboratory
Conversion of corn to fuel ethanol
Processes for the extraction and purification of corn proteins (zein and glutelin)
Enzymatic wet milling of corn
Conversion of corn fiber to ethanol
Barley as a substrate for fuel ethanol