The Biotron is ideal for testing of concrete, soils, wood, fabrics and many other materials under conditions of heat stress, cold stress, rapid freeze-thaw, high light intensity, high humidity, and high CO2 exposure, for example. Sample processing areas, wet lab space, autoclaves and drying ovens are available for material preparation and analysis.

Controlled variables include:

Temperature -20ºC to 45ºC (-4ºF to 113ºF)
Humidity (RH) 10% to 90%
Light intensity 0 to 1,000 µmol m-2s-1
Light quality incandescent, fluorescent, HID, LED, UV
Biological isolation isolated air-handling, HEPA filtration
Sound isolation insulated with sound-dampening springs
Vibration isolation insulated with sound-dampening springs
Electrical power on/off programmable per minute
Watering automatic per schedule

For support of materials research or product testing, please contact:

Thomas Whitten Materials & Products (608) 262-8865 twhitten@wisc.edu