A central function of CeCaS is to develop, and engineer catalysts, adsorbents, and membranes (Theme 1 and Theme 2). As such, a variety of equipment and laboratory setups are available to execute a plethora of synthesis procedures. In particular, fabrication of nano-composite catalysts/membranes with diversified morphology can be used as a tool to engineer the catalytic/adsorption/separation performance.
Some of the units under this category are:
- Autoclaves (Parr, USA): Teflon-lined stainless steel reactors of various sizes for hydrothermal and solvothermal growth of porous and other materials and membranes. Microwave autoclave reactors are also included.
- Vacuum Oven (Thermo Fisher)
- Vacuum Preparation unit (Micromeritics, USA): Degassing and preparation of samples for porosimetry analysis
- Lab Vacuum Oven (Thermo Fisher): Ambient to 300 °C, 50 L capacity
- Tubular Furnace (Daihan Scientific, Korea): PID programmable with maximum temperature of 1000 °C
- Lab oven (Daihan Scientific, Korea): Drying and synthesis oven with working range: Max 250 °C, 100 L capacity
- Centrifuge (Sigma 3-16L, Germany): Universal table top speed range up to 14,500 rpm
- High precision laboratory balances
- Rotary evaporator
- Pulse sonicator
- Microwave oven (MARS 6, CEM): reactor/digester for catalysts and adsorbents development
- Electrospinning set up (Nanobond): Nanofibers production for catalytic/separation applications