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1) Structural and textural characterization
- X-ray diffractometer (Rigaku)
- Surface area and pore volume distribution (Micromeritics ASAP 2030)
- Temperature-programmed technique, TPR, TPD (Micromeritics)
- Thermal analytical instrument (TG/DTA) (Perkin-Elmer)
2) Spectral Characterization
- Spectrofluorometer (Perkin-Elmer)
- FT-IR spectrometer (Bruker)
- UV-Vis spectrometer (Thermo-Electron)
All with attachments for in-situ studies at different temperatures and atmospheres.
3) Catalyst screening and testing
- High pressure Batch reactors (Parr Autoclaves: 100 and 300 ml)
- High pressure down flow reactor (Xytel: 100 ml reactor volume)
- Atmospheric/low pressure down flow reactors (Hi-Tech)
- High pressure micro reactor (Hi-Tech)
4) Analytical facilities
- Gas chromatographs, including on-line analysis of reactor effluents and attached to catalyst evaluation units
- Simulated distillation GC
- X-ray fluorescence analyser
- Polarimeter
5) Surface Analytical techniques
- X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (Omicron)
with UVPS and Auger spectroscopy
6) Photo-catalytic reactions
- Light sources
- Reactors for studying various photo-catalytic conversions
7) Supporting equipments / Facilities:
- Two oil free compressors (reciprocating and scroll type) along with refrigerated drying units
- One lab-scale extruder (manual) for preparing catalyst extrudates.
Multiple catalytic reactors 8) Microscopy JEOL TEM with EDX attachment.
TEM high resolution