LABORATORY FOR TEXTURE OF POROUS MATERIALS
PROJECT BG05M2OP001-1.001-0008 | NATIONAL CENTER OF MECHATRONICS AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Manager: Prof. Margarita Popova
phone:00359 2 9606 111
The laboratory has an apparatus for determining the textural characteristics of zeolites, micro/mesoporous silicates, mesoporous metal oxides and others. Porous materials are used as catalysts or as carriers of catalytically active phase for elimination of volatile organic compounds from domestic and industrial sources of pollution in processes on the basis of which clean technologies are developed, for processing of petrol fractions and valorization of biomass for the production of biofuels, biopolymers and valuable chemical compounds.
Quantachrome Instruments autosorb iQ-MP-AG (Anton Paar brand) has four heating stations up to 1100oC, three measuring stations and a turbomolecular pump reaching a vacuum of 5 x 10-10hPa. It is possible to measure adsorption-desorption isotherms with different gases (N2, CO2, Ar, etc.) as well as to determine the heat of adsorption.
The apparatus provides chemisorption mode operating capabilities (with H2, CO, NH3) with fully automatic operation from in-situ preparation, including switching of the gas used, flow control and furnace control (heating and cooling).