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Working with the Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering

The different ways you can engage with the CASE research centre as an industrial or academic partner, or PhD student.

Chemical engineering student with specialist separations equipment
Our industry-leading separations equipment is available to hire for academic and commercial projects

Collaborate with us

Through our Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering (CASE), in our Department of Chemical Engineering, we work with organisations across multiple sectors, to develop novel materials and optimal processes for industrial separations.

If you have a specific separations challenge to address, or are interested in learning more about how we can work with you, please email us at

Engage in a research degree

Our international reputation for research makes Bath an ideal place to pursue a research degree, whether you want an academic career or to work in industry.

We welcome research applications at any time of the year and successful students can start with us at any time.

Take a look at our brochure outlining the PhD courses within the Faculty and read how to apply here.

Hire our equipment

We have invested heavily in the latest laboratory infrastructure to support our globally-renowned work in this field. The following tools and technologies are available to hire for academic and commercial projects:

Membrane fabrication

  • Casting Machine Elcometer 4340
  • Hollor Fiber Spinneret
  • Anodic Alumina Membrane Synthesis
  • Plasma Etching System Zepto
  • Tube Furnance Carbolite
  • Vacuum Oven and Oven
  • Muffle Furnace Gallenkamp
  • Spincoater Laurell WS-650MZ-23 NPP

3D printing

  • Dimatix
  • FDM Makerbot
  • 3DS HD3500Max

Material characterisation

  • High-Pressure Volumetric Gas Sorption HTP-1
  • Hydrogen Isotope Exchange
  • Gas Sorption Micromeritics 3 Flex
  • Intelligent Gravimetric Analyzer
  • Gas Sorption ASAP 2020
  • Bomb Calorimetry IKA C1
  • DSC SETARAM Calvet 3D μSc
  • DMA Mettler-Toledo DMA-1
  • Vapour Sorption DVS Advantage
  • Mercury Intrusion Pascal 140 Series
  • Mercury Intrusion Pascal 440 Series
  • Nanoparticle Analyser Nanosight NS500
  • Zeta Potential Analyzer/DLS Mastersizer
  • Zetasizer Marlvern Lasersizer
  • Isothermal Calorimetry
  • Porolux 1000
  • TOC Analyzer Shimadzu TOC-VCPN

Membrane performance testing

  • Pervaporation rig
  • Liquid permeation test for ceramic membrane
  • Dead-end cell
  • Crossflow cell


  • Sputter Coater Edwards S150B
  • Sputter Coater Edwards E306
  • TEM JEOL 1200 EX
  • Microeconomique Non Inverted Microscopy
  • AFM Veeco Multimode Nanoscope III
  • Nikon Inverted Light Microscopy


  • GPC/SEC MDS Agilent 1260 Infinity
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography PL-GPC 50
  • MALDI-TOF Bruker Autoflex Speed
  • Ultimate 300 μHPLC coupled to ESI-TOF
  • 2D GC/MS Agilent 7200 Accurate-Mass QTOF
  • UPLC Waters Acquity Xevo TQD
  • ESI-QTOF HPLC Bruker MicroTOFQ Ultimate 3000
  • HPLC-ELSD Agilent 1260 Infinity

X-ray diffractometry

  • Single Crystal XRD Agilent Technologies Xcalibur
  • Single Crystal XRD Agilent Technologies Supernova Dual
  • PXRD Bruker D8-Advance


  • Raman Spectroscopy REINSHAW inVia
  • NMW Spectrometer AVANCE III 400
  • NMW Spectrometer AVANCE III 500
  • UV-Vis Spectrometer Cary 100 UV-Vis

Membrane surface testing

  • Jandel Conductivity Meter RM3000
  • FT-IR Perkin Elmer Frontier
  • Potentiometer/Galvanometer Metrohm AUTOLAB
  • Contact Angle Goniometry OCA15


If you have any questions, please contact us.