Facilities

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) – Mass spectrometer

Seteram Labsys EVO Temperature Range Room temperature to 1600 °C Isothermal temperature accuracy +/- 1 °C Programmable temperature scanning rate (heating and cooling) 0.01 to 100 °C.min-1 Furnace cooling 32 min (1600 °C to 50 °C) Maximum balance capacity 20 g Weight range +/- 1000 mg; +/- 200 mg Weighing precision +/- 0.01 % TG resolution 0.2 μg; 0.02 μg

Mass spectrometer

Hiden QGA mass spectrometer Mass range 200 amu Minimum detectable concentration 100 PPB Maximum detectable concentration 100% Sample inlet pressure 100 mbar to 2 bar abs Sampling inlet Heated flexible silica capillary Standard capillary length 2 meters Response time to gas concentration change 300 milliseconds Fast measurement speed Up to 500 measurements per second    

Physisorption

Micromeritics 3Flex For microporous (zeolites, activated carbons, MOF's...), Mesoporous samples (SBA-15, MCMx...)  

Chemisorption -Mass spectrometry

Micromeritics Autochem II coupled to mass spectrometer Temperature Range Ambient to 1100 °C without Cryo-Cooler option Loop (Analysis)  H₂, CO, O₂, N2O, NH₃ vapors such as pyridine, water, etc Carrier He, Ar, and other gases Preparation H₂, O₂, He, Ar, and others Detector TCD or mass spectrometer      

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

Bruker Tensor II Equipped with: Harrick diffuse reflection cell for powders (DRIFT); Hi temperature (RT-900 ºC) in-situ gas phase DRIFT reaction cell; in-situ heated transmission (RT-350 ºC) liquid cell.

Gas phase high temperature reaction setup

Glove Box

Vigor 4 gloves box working under Argon and equipped with a freezer