The Laboratory of Environmental and Energy Processes is specilised in the development of solid fuels utilization, especially in that of lignite and biomass. That has been its primary goal in CPERI since it's early establishment. Emphasis has been placed upon pyrolysis and gasification of lignite, coal and biomass, and on integrated combined cycles of gasification and combustion (IGCC) with improved yields and reduced emissions. In recent years, new techniques and materials are being developed for energy gas separations, based on composite polymeric and ceramic membranes. CPERI is also involved in research and development of novel actvation processes for pore structure control (including CVD, PECVD), to derive advanced materials such as molecular sieve carbons, carbon firbers, specialty activated carbons etc. CPERI has a veriety of pilot and laboratory scale units, and serveral specialized computer software for research, development, consulting and technical support for energy users, including PPC, refineries and chemical industries.
CPERI's activities in environmental control processes started in 1987, with emphasis on water and industrial waste water processing. Currently, CPERI has developed know-how in the areas of pollutant removal by specialy activated carbons, sea and brackish water desalination by reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration for separation of macromolecules, disolved air flotation of colloids, high-loas tower bioconversion of industrial wastes. The available know-how and pilot facilities permit the design, development and demonstration of new technologies, adjusted to the needs of small industrial development. CPERI aims at expanding furter its activities into remediation technologies, material recycling, rational management of water resources and application of information technologies and expert systems to environmental control..