Density / Pycnometry @ University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy

Institution University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy
County Cork
Technique Category Particle Characterization
Technique Density / Pycnometry

Basic Capabilities

Measurement of true density of solid materials by helium gas displacement.


Equipment Make Micromeritics
Equipment Model AccuPycII 1340 Gas Pycnometer


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Non destructive. Measures true density of material.
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Approx. 5-10 g sample required

Other Details

Containment Fume hood containment in place.
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price 75 euro per sample per test (Containment more expensive)

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Abina Crean and Dr Michael Cronin


Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

6 monthly calibration



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