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Wet Chemistry and Catalysts Preparation


Our goal is to prepare catalysts with desired chemical and physical properties and to establish the relations between synthesis parameters and catalytic performance.

 










Co-precipitation  
Impregnation/doping
Calcination           
Carbiding         
Sulfiding
Nitriding    
Reduction        
Activation

Solid-state reaction
Vapor deposition
Controlled crystal growth
Sol-gel synthesis
Supercritical synthesis
 

 



We prepare many types of catalysts at different scales ranging from the miligram to kilogram range, fine powder to sieved pellets, and structured catalysts such as wafers and monoliths.
 


Heteropoly anions
(collaborative efforts)
Intercalation compounds
(collaborative efforts)
Bi-metallic nano-particles
(collaborative efforts)




Some of the avaliable equiptment for catalyst synthesis includes:

- Three 1000°C multiple ramp tube furnaces
- Two 800°C single ramp tube furnace
- Rotary evaporator
- pH meter and pump controller
- Analytical glassware (precipitation/filtering/co-precipitation)
- Drying oven
- Dry box
- 10-500mesh screens/catalyst pellet grinder
- 1500lb. hot press w/ various pellet dyes