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ParrReat001

Parr Batch Reactors

 

Both reactors are made of 316 Stainless Steel. The right reactor has a 250mL capacity and is rated to 500 °C and 5000 psi. The left reactor has a 100mL capacity and is rated to 350 °C and 3000 psi.

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

  GCFID001

Agilent 7820A FID & TCD

 

Gas chromatagraph coupled with a FID and TCD detector for analysis of liquid and gas phase products.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Jongsik Kim

         
Pyrolysis002

CDS5200 Pyroprobe

 

High temperature and pressure (1000 °C 500 psi) pyrolysis reactor with heated transfer line to an Agilent 7890 GC/5975C MS.

 

 

 

Contact: Gregory Neumann

  GCMS001

Agilent 7890 GC/5975C MS

 

Gas chromatagraph hooked up with a mass spectrometer with 131 sample auto loader. Heated inlet is compatible with transfer line from Pyroprobe.

 

 

Contact: Gregory Neumann

         
FlowReact001

Vertical Flow Reactor

 

Custom flow reactor for liquid/gas phase reactions. Lab Alliance HPLC pump, Aalborg mass flow controller, and Mini-Mite tube furnace allow for operating up to 600 °C and 1000 psi.

 

Contact: Gregory Neumann

  GB001

MBraun Glovebox

 

Work space with large and small antechambers, vacuum pump, and PLC controller. The unit is maintained at <0.5 PPM of oxygen and water.

 

 

 

Contact: Nicholas McNamara

         
TubeF001

Mini-Mite Tube Furnaces

 

Dual tube furnaces with custom glassware allows for catalyst synthesis in controlled inert or reductive environments.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

  ZeoOven001

Fischer Conv. Oven

 

Dual convection ovens equipped with rotating spit for Parr bomb custom build for synthesizing zeolite. Maximum operating temperature is 275°C.

 

 

 

Contact: Gregory Neumann

         
SchlinkLine001

Schlink Lines

 

Custom build Schlink line with two LN2 traps, three ports, and Argon bubbler. There are two Schlink lines in lab in separate fume hoods. Minimum pressure obtained is 10 mtorr.

 

 

Contact: Nicholas McNamara

  Calcine001

Thermo Scientific Calcination Furnace

 

Furnace is used for high temperature (up to 1100 °C) combustion of carbon from zeolites, phophide precursors, and MOFs.

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

         
Centrifuge

Thermo Scientific Heraeus Megafuge 16

 

Large capacity rotar with four sample cups. Maximum speed is 5500 rpm with variable acceleration and deceleration rates.

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

 

Bucchi Rotavap

 

Vacuum rotavap with water cooled condenser, 500 mL collection trap, controlled water bath and adjustable height.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Nicholas McNamara

         
VacOven001

Thermo Scientific Vacuum Oven

 

Low temperature vacuum oven for quickly drying water or organic solvents off of materials.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

  Sonicator001

Branson Sonicator 2510

 

Small sonicator with built in heating and timer used for assisting in MOF synthesis and cleaning pyrolysis tubes and vials.

 

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

         
TGA001

Mettler-Toledo Star 1 TGA/DSC

 

Thermogravametric analyzer with differential scanning calorimetry and 32 position auto loader. Can be operated up to 1600 °C with inert, reduction, or oxidizing gasses.

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

  Chemisorption001

Micromeritics Chemisorb 2750

 

Dual port chemisorption unit with high temperature (1100 °C) PID controlled furnace. This unit comes with a TCD detector for analysis.

 

 

Contact: Dallas Rensel

         
Physisorption001

Quantachrome Nova 2200e Physisorption

 

Dual port physisorption unit for surface area and pore size analysis. Analysis can be performed with just 1 square meter of suface area.

 

 

Contact: Gregory Neumann

 

Ocean Optics DH2000 UV-Vis Spectrometer

 

Reflectance UV-Vis spectrometer with dual light sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Nicholas McNamara

         

University of Notre Dame | Department of Chemical Engineering

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Last modified: 15OCT2013