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Thermo Scientific Accelerated Solvent Extraction System
[Dionex ASE 350]

Description:
Accelerated solvent extraction system is a technique for extracting organic compounds from solid and semi-solid samples with liquid solvents. The system uses organic and aqueous liquid solvents at elevated temperatures and pressure to increase the efficiency of the extraction process.

Open University of Hong Kong Dr Sidney Man Ngai Chan
Assistant Professor,
School of Science and Technology
Email: mnchan@ouhk.edu.hk
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Flow Injection Analyzer
[Lachat QuickChem 8500]

Description:
Flow injection analysis (FIA) is a technique for automated, wet‐chemical analysis. The methodology used by the flow injection analyzer is similar to that used by other continuous flow auto analyzers, which share continuously flowing reagent streams, reaction ‘manifolds’, and flow‐through detectors. FIA is used in labs where the amount of testing needed is too high for manual methods.

Open University of Hong Kong Dr Sidney Man Ngai Chan
Assistant Professor,
School of Science and Technology
Email: mnchan@ouhk.edu.hk
Name:
Thermos Scientific Orbitrap MS (Q Extractive) with Dionex Nano LC
[Ultimate 3000]

Description:
The quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometers combine high-performance quadrupole precursor selection with high resolution, accurate mass orbitrap detection to deliver high performance and tremendous versatility.

Open University of Hong Kong Dr Sidney Man Ngai Chan
Assistant Professor,
School of Science and Technology
Email: mnchan@ouhk.edu.hk
Name:
Flow Cytometer (Bio-Rad Z5 Cell Analyzer) Including Small Particle Detector Upgrade Kit

Description:
The ZE5 Cell Analyzer is an innovative flow cytometer with flexible configurations to meet a broad range of experimental complexities and throughput needs – accessible for novice flow cytometry users yet flexible enough for the most experienced flow cytometry professionals.

Open University of Hong Kong Dr Sidney Man Ngai Chan
Assistant Professor,
School of Science and Technology
Email: mnchan@ouhk.edu.hk
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Laser Cutting System for Textiles Products
[Universal Laser System / iLS 12.75]

Description:
The Laser Cutting System supports engraving and treatment of textiles products. Laser engraving is fast, accurate and powerful to improve the production rate during pattern-cutting of different textiles materials, which can facilitate the manufacturing process in mass customization.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Ms Alice Chu
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: alice_chu@vtc.edu.hk
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Full Body Scanner
[Styku / 150FH]

Handheld Scanner
[Artec3D / EVA+]

Description:
The Body Scanning System is equipped with two primary body scanners to provide extensive anthropometric data and dimensions. The system also supports body-part scanning.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Ms Alice Chu
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: alice_chu@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Motion Capturing System [Noraxon / Myomotion]

Description:
The Motion Capturing System is used for human movement analysis, allowing user observation and data-capturing.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Ms Alice Chu
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: alice_chu@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Multi-material 3D Printer
[Stratasys / Objet350 Connex3]

Description:
The Multi-material 3D Printer can handle different materials such as opaque, transparent and elastic materials in creating 3D prototypes for proof of concept and testing.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Dr Tris Kee
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: triskee@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
CNC Router
[Zund / M-2500]

Description:
The CNC Router is a computer controlled cutter which can be used to cut different kinds of hard materials such as metal, wood, steel, plastics and foams.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Dr Tris Kee
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: triskee@vtc.edu.hk
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Resistograph
[IML/ RESI PD1000]

Description:
The Resistograph is used to assess wood density accurately and quickly.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Dr Allen Zhang
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: allenzh@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Tree-pulling System
[TreeQinetic]

Description:
The Tree-pulling System is a non-destructive device which assesses the stability of roots and trunk of a tree.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Dr Allen Zhang
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: allenzh@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Drones
[DJI / Inspire 2]
[Parrot / Disco Pro AG]
[Parrot / Bebop 2 3D Modelling]

Description:
The Drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) produce aerial high resolution pictures and videos for environmental analyses.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Professor Daniel Ho
Associate Dean,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: danielho@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Handheld GPS Devices
[Garmin / GPSMAP 276CX Garmin / Montana 680t]

Description:
The Handheld GPS devices collect information on ground features and allow for outdoor site surveys.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Professor Daniel Ho
Associate Dean,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: danielho@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Laser Rangefinders
[Laser Technology / TruPulse 200M/200L]

Description:
The Laser Rangefinders use laser beam to determine the distance to objects.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Professor Daniel Ho
Associate Dean,
Faculty of Design and Environment
Email: danielho@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

Description:
The QESS project :“Enhancing teaching and learning by effective utilization of free and open source software” aims to establish a community of practice for supporting the teaching staff and students of Chu Hai College of Higher Education, and possibly for other self-financing post-secondary sectors in Hong Kong, to effectively utilize free and open source software (FOSS) and other free tools to level up their digital literacy and enrich their teaching and learning experience and simultaneously, enhance their teaching and learning quality. We identified, selected and examined the FOSS available on the internet and then tested and reviewed their functions and usage to ensure their applicability on pedagogical content. We then chose around a hundred of relevant FOSS and reviewed them and trained up our teachers and students on their applications through the form of workshops and handbooks, etc.

Webpage: https://foss.chuhai.edu.hk/

Chu Hai College of Higher Education Dr Tracy Lee
Associate Professor,
Department of Journalism and Communication
Email: tracylee@chuhai.edu.hk

Mr Duan Chenggui
Manager,
Centre of Buddhist Studies
Email: cgduan@chuhai.edu.hk
Name:
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

Description:
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) is an indirect analysis of organic matters present in solid or liquid samples. The analytical process involves oxidizing soluble, insoluble and macromolecular organic compounds at 680°C in an oxygen-rich environment with platinum catalyst and detection and quantification of carbon dioxide gas produced by the oxidation reactions using an infrared gas analyzer (NDIR). Our TOC Analyzer features the capability of measuring Total carbon (TC), Total organic carbon (TOC), Inorganic carbon (IC), and Nonpurgeable organic carbon (NPOC). It provides a detection range of 4mg/L to 30,000 mg/L. It is equipped with an autosampler with a capacity of 56 X 40ml vails and a Total Nitrogen (TN) Unit for liquid samples.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Professor Pun Kwok Leung
Department Head,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Email: punkl@vtc.edu.hk

Mr Ng Kin Hung
Senior Technician,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Email: ngkh@vtc.edu.hk
Name:
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Description:
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) analyses the concentration of trace elements in liquid samples based on the principle that electromagnetic radiation may either be absorbed or transmitted when passing through a molecule depending upon the wavelength of the radiation. The concentration of a specific element can be measured by detecting the absorption (i.e. reduction in the intensity) of the radiation in a specific range of wavelengths after interaction with the molecule. Our AAS is capable of quantifying trace elements in both dilute and concentrated samples, from ppb to %, within seconds. The light source unit can house up to 6 hollow cathode lamps at a time for the detection of 6 different trace elements.

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong Professor Pun Kwok Leung
Department Head,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Email: punkl@vtc.edu.hk

Mr Ng Kin Hung
Senior Technician,
Faculty of Science and Technology
Email: ngkh@vtc.edu.hk
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Optical Motion Capture (MoCap) System

Description:
Our motion capture system is an optical-based system consisting of 12 cameras with full resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (245 fps). The capture volume is about 4m (W) x 6m (L) x 2m (H). It is capable of capturing full body human motion (exclude facial expression and finger movements). The MoCap system can be used for making computer animation and video games, as well as medical purposes such as gait analysis and rehabilitation.
Caritas Institute of Higher Education Dr Jeff Tang
Assistant Professor,
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Email: jtang@cihe.edu.hk