Clean Fuels and Catalysis Facilities

Analytical Facilities

  • Low-Level Sulfur Analyzers for Sulfur Analysis
  • High-Temperature/High-Pressure CIR FT-IR System for Catalyst Characterization
  • Tapered Element Oscillating microscope (TEOM) for Dynamic Characterizing Catalysts under Flow Reaction Conditions
  • Pulse Chemisorption and TPD/TPR Apparatus for Catalyst Characterization
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) Coupled with Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Capillary GCs with FID and TCD
  • Capillary GC with Sulfur-Specific PFPD
  • 2D-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with PDD
  • High-Temperature Simulated Distillation GC

Computational Facilities

  • Silicon Graphics Computers
  • Molecular Simulations Inc. Softwares for Catalyst Research
  • CAChe Softwares for Computational Analysis of Catalysis
  • MOPAC Software for Quantum Chemical Analysis of Chemical Reactions
  • 3-D Modeling and Visualization Softwares for Molecules and Chemical Reactions

Laboratory Reactors

  • Multiple tubular flow reactor system for adsorption desulfurization for fuel cells and refinery applications
  • Tubular flow reactor for reforming of natural gas to syngas and hydrogen
  • Tubular flow reactor for reforming of liquid alcohol fuels for fuel cells
  • Tubular flow reactor for reforming of liquid hydrocarbon fuels for fuel cells
  • Tubular flow reactor for conversion of CO in reformates for fuel cells
  • Tubular fixed-bed reactor for CO2 hydrogenation to alcohols
  • Tubular fixed-bed reactor for CO2 hydrogenation to liquid hydrocarbons
  • High-pressure fixed-bed gas-phase flow reactor
  • High-pressure fixed-bed liquid-phase flow reactor for hydroprocessing
  • Teflon-lined reactors and special ovens for synthesis of zeolite catalysts
  • High-pressure liquid-phase continuous-flow reactor
  • 25 mL-80 mL high-pressure batch micro-reactors

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