Chemistry of Building Materials



Holger Nebel

Group leader


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  • Thermal analysis TG
  • Ion chromatography
  • Flame photometry
  • Total carbon and total sulfur analyzer
  • Potentiometric titrations / quantitative analysis
  • Potentiostat for corrosion investigations
  • X-ray diffractometer
  • Access to X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Access to scanning electron microscopy with electron microprobe analysis
  • Access to FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy
  • Access to gas and HPL chromatography
  • Access to ICP-OES and ICP-M
  • Access to gas absorption for BET measurements

Chemistry of binders

  • Quantification of inorganic and organic components
  • Determination of the degree of hydration of binders
  • Resistance to chemical attack

Environmental impact of building materials

  • Determination of inorganic and organic elution rates of environmentally relevant substances

Damage analysis of inorganic materials
– concrete, mortar and natural stone

  • Determination of contents and distribution / profile of salts like chloride, sulfate, nitrate harmful to building materials
  • Subsequent determination of concrete composition

Historic preservation of monuments

  • Analysis of damage
  • Compatibility testing for repair systems