Automotive catalysts are employed to restrict and reduce the emission of gases that are detrimental to our environment. Carefully controlled catalysis speeds up and facilitates the chemical reactions required to rapidly reduce the toxicity of emissions.
Lithium-Ion Battery Development
Modern electronic devices demand high-performance energy storage solutions that can satisfy their high-power demands with greater efficiency and in a compact format. Researchers recognised the potential of lithium ion (li-ion) batteries due to their excellent power density, lightweight format, and recharging capabilities. Despite warranting a Nobel Prize for Chemistry due to the technical advancements offered by li-ion technology, continued lithium-ion battery development is ongoing.More..
A system for catalyst characterisation, kinetic and thermodynamic measurements
Hiden Analytical is an industry-leading supplier of microreactors and mass spectrometer systems for complex areas of research, including catalyst characterization, screening, and reaction studies. With rapid responses for kinetic and thermodynamic measurements at temperatures of up to 1000°C (1832°F), Hiden’s modular microreactor and mass spectrometer systems are a unique solution for analytical challenges specific to the industry.
LAS : Automated High Throughput Leak Analysis System
The Hiden LAS system is designed to analyze the leak rate from sealed packages, from a quality control or research and development perspective. A variety of fill gases and impurities can be analyzed. The automated system provides a pass/fail analysis based on the specified leak rate minimum.
Gas Evolution from Battery Electrodes
Although tremendous efforts are made in developing stable Zn electrodes and bifunctional catalysts in rechargeable Zn–air batteries, the charging process is seldom reported. Herein, in-depth investigation and quantification of the gas evolution on the air electrode is conducted by in-situ characterization using the Hiden QGA.
Yi He, et al. (2022) “In-Situ Observation of the Gas Evolution Process on the Air Electrode of Zn-Air Batteries during Charging” Chemical Engineering Journal, 427, 130862.
Photocatalysis | Kinetic Studies of Photocatalytic Reactions
Kinetic study of catalytic reactions is vital to understand the reaction mechanisms and optimize the design of catalysts. Here the HPR-20 system with a custom designed gas-inlet and in-situ reactor is used to explore the evolution of gas-phase chemicals during photocatalytic synthetic processes under realistic conditions.
“Metal Cocatalyst Mediated Photocatalytic Dehydrogenative-Condensation and Direct Condensation Cross-Coupling of Aniline and Alcohol”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2022) 309, 121264 DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2022.121264
How Gas Analysis Factors into Green Hydrogen
Green hydrogen could greatly aid the global shift to sustainable energy and net-zero emissions economies. The global movement to realise hydrogen’s long-standing potential as a clean energy source is gaining unparalleled momentum. Future energy can be clean, safe, and reasonably priced with the help of hydrogen.
If driven by renewable energy, the electrolysers used to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen can produce hydrogen without emitting any greenhouse gases. This type of hydrogen production is commonly referred to as green hydrogen.
What Equipment to Use for Fermentation Monitoring
Fermentation is, arguably, one of the oldest forms of biotechnology: humans have exploited the metabolic power of yeast and other naturally occurring microorganisms to produce alcoholic drinks, bread, and other fermented foodstuffs for thousands of years.
Fermentation still plays a vital role in human development. Definitions of what exactly constitutes “fermentation” vary – but, broadly speaking, the term refers to any metabolic processing carried out by microbes to create products useful to humans. Today, industrial fermentation is used to produce a huge range of products including foodstuffs, commodity chemicals, bioethanol fuel, and agricultural feed.