Applied Catalysis

Microactivity benchtop reactor

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A “Microactivity” turnkey reactor was assembled at TAMUQ per project requirements through Micromeritics, USA.

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Unit is very versatile – suitable for several other kinds of reactions

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On-line analysis of evolved gases & catalyst characterization in-situ (TPR, TPO, TPD, chemisorption)

TGA/DSC system connected to online MS

This equipment is used to measure the amount and rate of weight change in a material and determine the temperatures of endothermic and exothermic transitions. It can be used to characterize any material that exhibits a weight change and to detect phase changes due to decomposition, oxidation, or dehydration. It is connected to a Hiden RGA mass spectrometer to monitor, in real-time, the products formed during the reduction-oxidation reactions.

Micromeritics Autochem 2920

Autochem 2920 is an instrument which is used to perform multiple experiments such as temperature programed reduction (TPR), temperature programed oxidation (TPO), temperature programed desorption (TPD), temperature programed hydrogenation (TPH), chemisorption, pulse oxidation, isothermal reduction, adsorption-desorption cycles.

Micromeritics Tristar 3020

The Tristar 3020 is an instrument which is used to analyze the textural properties like specific surface area, pore volume and pore size of solid supports/catalysts.

FTIR/DRIFTS/RAMAN unit

This unit can be used to identify organic, polymeric, and some inorganic species in a solid, liquid, or powder sample. Also in-situ monitoring of active species during a reaction via DRIFTS mode.

 Analytik jena PlasmaQuant PQ 9000 High-Resolution Array ICP OES with Autosampler

for monitoring metals in aqueous and petroleum products is inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). This technique gives sufficient detection limits for petroleum products and metal loading on catalysts.