Adsorption and Separation Lab

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Thermogravimetric analyzer

The Q500 is the world’s #1 selling, research-grade thermogravimetric analyzer. Its field-proven performance arises from a responsive low-mass furnace, ultra-sensitive thermobalance, and efficient horizontal purge gas system (with mass flow control). Its convenience, expandability and powerful, results-oriented software make the Q500 ideal for the multi-user laboratory where a wide variety of TGA applications are conducted, and where future expansion of analytical work is anticipated.


Surface Characterization Analyzer

Micromeritics 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-performance physisorption (mesopore and micropore) and chemisorption analyses with superior accuracy, resolution, and data reduction. Each analysis station is upgradeable from mesopore to micropore with the option of designating one station for chemisorption analyses. All analysis stations can be configured for krypton analysis of low surface area materials. Vapor sorption capability is standard. A single 3Flex with its minimal footprint and three configurable analysis stations eliminates costly investment in multiple instruments and additional bench space. The 3Flex is ideally suited for the characterization of MOFs, zeolites, activated carbons, adsorbents, and a wide variety of porous and non-porous materials.


Mass Spectrometer

Mass detector is known as the most efficient detector for qualitative analysis. However, at the same time, it has poor qualitative capacity. Because it only analyzes a small amount of gas, it is difficult to obtain the good quantitative result. By selecting the most appropriate materials and component layout. BEL has successfully produced "BELMass" with a high quantitative capacity. Even ammonia gas can be analyzed easily by using the heat hose and dry diaphragm pump.


BELSORP-HP | High pressure Gas Analyzer

The importance of high pressure adsorption measurement is growing in various industries, hydrogen or methane storage, pressure swing adsorption (PSA), CO2 absorption into hypolymer etc. But the instruments for measuring high pressure gas sorption are large-size, expensive and hard to use.

Other Equipment and Facilities in our lab

  • Automated Pressure Swing Adsorption system
  • Automated Temperature Swing Adsorption System
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Convection ovens, Vacuum ovens and Pyrolysis furnaces
  • Ultrasonic Bath, Hot Plate Stirrers and Shakers

More Equipment in Missouri S&T Campus, available for our use

The Materials Research Center offers access to the following equipment:

  • X-Ray diffraction
  • Scanning and transmission electron microscopy
  • Focused ion beam (FIB) microscopy
  • Scanning tunneling and atomic force microscopy
  • Thermal analysis
  • Optical techniques
  • X-Ray photoelectron

The Environmental Research Center offers access to the following equipment:

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (GFAA)
  • Mercury analyser
  • Microwave Digestion System
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector (FID) and Electron Capture Detectors
  • Gas Chromatograph (GC) with Flame Ionization detector (FID) and Electron Capture Detector (ECD)
  • A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with a tandem mass spectrometer
  • A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with a single quadruple mass spectrometry (MS)
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • Total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer
  • Zetasizer
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer