Equipment for catalyst preparation

  • Ultrasound baths
  • Autoclaves
  • Furnaces with controlled atmosphere
  • Rotavapors
  • Tablet press

Equipment for catalyst testing

  • Three (3) units of flow type equipped with quartz reactors (fixed and fluid bed),
    MFCs for gas and HP-pump for liquid feedstocks admission, furnace, and online GC
  • Two (2) units of batch autoclaves with temperature controller units

Equipment for catalyst characterization

  • Fast response unit for TPR, TPO, TPD measurements, SSITKA measurements with online MS analyzer
  • DRIFTS cell for in situ IR measurements of catalysts, under reaction conditions
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • Thermogravimetric analyzer

Access to Analytical instruments for catalyst characterization

  • X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Coupled Plasma Atomic Adsorption Spectrometer
  • UV-Vis Spectrometer with Camera for Diffuse Reflection Spectroscopy
  • Unit for physical adsorption isotherm measurements
  • Gas analyzers

Equipment for liquid fuels testing

  • Bomb calorimeter
  • Flash point (closed cup) tester
  • Distillation units (ASTM D-86) for light and middle distillates
  • Pour and cloud point tester
  • Densitometers
  • Distillation unit (ASTM D-1160) for heavy distillates