Chemical Engineering Dept. | University of Louisville 

Ernst Hall | Louisville, KY 40292

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We are ARMed (but not dangerous) with chemistry and biology to help us save the world. Our group is working closely with researchers at the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, who lend their valuable expertises in materials synthesis and characterization. The Conn Center also provides us with the access to state-of-the-art materials charcterization facilities.   

Agilent 7690B GC/MS-FID

 

The GC is equipped with FID and MS for quantification and identification of compounds. We build our extended library for an ease in id-ing uncommon compounds.

Agilent 1100 HPLC -RID/DAD

 

The HPLC is connected with RID and DAD with quat pump, so we could operate in isocratic and gradient modes.

MicroMeritics TriStar 3000

 

The porosimeter provides fast and accurate measurements of the surface area, pore volume, and the pore size distribution of small powder samples.

MicroMeritics TriStar 3000

 

The porosimeter provides fast and accurate measurements of the surface area, pore volume, and the pore size distribution of small powder samples.

Renishaw inVia Confocal Raman Microscope

 

Reflection Raman microscopy enables chemical identification of elements and compounds with a spatial resolution of ~1 µm.

MicroMeritics ChemiSorb 2720 

 

Selective chemisorption 

can be equipped to perform chemical and physical adsorption tests of catalysts.

X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) Bruker D8

 

Includes Cu sealed-tube x-ray source with NaI dynamic scintillation detector. It is used for phase analysis of crystalline nanostructures.

TA Instruments High-Res TGA 2950

 

The weight-temperature profile is helpful in establishing procedures for regenerating catalysts and other processes in reactors.

Thermo-VG Scientific X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

 

XPS spectrometer systems provide quantitative chemical

analysis of solid surfaces

and thin films.

TA Instruments Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) TA2910

 

It measures the difference in heat flowrate between asample and inertreference as a function of time and temp.

EDAX TEAM™ EDS System for SEM X-ray Microanalysis

 

The EDS-SEM system is used to analyze the location (mapping) and chemical components within materials and catalysts.

EDAX TEAM™ EDS Analysis System for TEM

 

The systems are offered for TEMs and STEMs with smart features to determine metal particle sizes and crystallite sizes.

Synthesis oven with a variable agitator

 

This oven is used for catalyst synthesis. We added the agitator to help with the mixing.

These are just a few that we routinely use in our group. For more information about how to access facilities at the Conn Center, please visit conncenter.org