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Electrochemical Laboratory

Laboratory dedicated to the study of corrosion phenomena on materials in industrial plants and the development of chemical cleaning processes. The nature and chemical composition of inorganic materials is studied by electron microscopy with microanalysis. Electrochemical analysis techniques are also used.

Its equipment and the team's experience are used to study the surfaces of metallic materials that present corrosion phenomena, as well as the application of electrochemical techniques in the analysis of various matrices or products.

  • Analysis by electron microscopy with SEM-EDS microanalysis
  • Material corrosion studies, to identify possible causes
  • Study of the quality of metallic materials
  • Identification of the chemical nature of impurities in chemical products
  • Study of corrosion inhibitors
  • Research on electrochemical sensors
  • Assays to determine the corrosion rate of formulations
  • Determination of metal traces by polarography
  • Development and validation of methods based on electrochemical techniques
  • Corrosion tests according to Part III, Subsection 37.4 of the “Manual of Tests and Criteria” of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods


Provides qualitative and quantitative information about the composition of a surface: element identification. The EDS system can quantitatively identify the weight percentage of each element of the material being analysed and has the ability to generate an EDS spectrum and quantitative data in a report format.


Scanning Electron Microscope Jeol JSM 5310

EDS Microanalysis Oxford Inca Energy

Polarograph Metrohm 884 Professional VA

Controlled atmosphere glove box MBRAUN UNILAB 7178

Gas mixing station with Bronkhorst EI-Flow mass flow controllers from 10 mL/min to 2000 mL/min

Buehler Isomet 1000 Precision cutter

Electrochemical interfaces: potentiostats, galvanostats,frequency response analysers (FRA), multimeters


Jordi Abellà Iglesias, PhD

Head of EQBA Group - Professor



Electroquímica i Bioanàlisi

School of Engineering

Electrochemistry and Bioanalysis Group

EQBA's activity is structured around the different analytical, spectrometric, chromatographic, electrochemical and optical techniques, both in their application and in their development.