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Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava

Department/Institute: Institute of Safety, Environment and Quality
Contact person:         Prof. Ing. Karol Balog, PhD.
Contact:                   +421 918 646 041
e-mail:                      karol.balog@stuba.sk


Laboratory equipped with Safety calorimeter SEDEX and combustion calorimeter IKA C4000.

Safety calorimeter SEDEX

  • Used for analysis of safety parameters of thermally unstable materials
  • Heating range from room temperature to 400°C, maximal pressure 150 bar
  • Volume of standard pressure vessel for sample 20ml
  • Volume of calorimeters oven 15l, means of measurement can be modified
  • sensitivity 0,05°C or 0,5 mW/g of sample
  • Operational modes:  
    • DTA – sequential
    •  Thermal analysis under isothermal conditions
    •  Thermal analysis under dynamic heating
    •  Thermal analysis under adiabatic conditions
    •  Accelerated Rate Calorimetry (ARC)
    •  Thermal analysis under isoperibolic conditions

IKA C4000

  • Oxygen combustion calorimeter with adiabatic shield, for determination of heat of combustion and heating value of combustible materials.



  • Hrušovský, Ivan: Investigation of Self-Heating and Spontaneous Ignition of Oils. - 1st ed. - Dresden : IFW, 2013. - 118 s. - ISBN 978-3-944438-00-9
  • Hrušovský, Ivan - Martinka, Jozef - Chrebet, Tomáš: Evaluation of thermal oxidation of vegetable oils by the means of safety calorimeter SEDEX. - APVV 0057-12. In: European Journal of Environmental and Safety Sciences (EJESS). - ISSN 1339-472X. - Vol. 1, Iss. 1 (2013), s. 13-17
  • Hrušovský, Ivan - Balog, Karol - Martinka, Jozef - Chrebet, Tomáš: Investigation of airflow influence on self-heating process of linseed oil using safety calorimeter SEDEX. - registrovaný: Web of Science, Scopus. In: Advanced Materials Research. - ISSN 1022-6680(P). - ISSN 1662-8985(E). - Vol. 690-693 : The 4rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering (ICMSE 2013), 30 - 31 March 2013, Dalian, China (2013), s. 1340-1344
  • Sirotiak, Maroš - Hrušovský, Ivan: Modelling the ecosystem changes after fires - the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) approach of soil organic matter transformations. In: Science, education, production in solving environmental problems (Ecology 2012) : 9th International scientific and technical conference. Proceedings, Volume I, II. Ufa 2012. - Ufa : Ufa State Aviation Technical University, 2012. - ISBN 978-5-9904230-1-5. - S. 58-62, vol. 2



Figure 1 Safety calorimeter SEDEX

Figure 2 Combustion calorimeter IKA C4000