This work describes the design and implementation of an automated device for catalytic materials testing by direct modifications to a gas chromatograph (GC). The setup can be operated as a plug-flow isothermal reactor and enables the control of relevant parameters such as reaction temperature and reactant partial pressures directly from the GC. High-quality kinetic data (including reaction rates, product distributions, and activation barriers) can be obtained at almost one-tenth of the fabrication cost of analogous commercial setups. With these key benefits including automation, low cost, and limited experimental equipment instrumentation, this implementation is intended as a high-throughput catalyst screening reactor that can be readily utilized by materials synthesis researchers to assess the catalytic properties of their synthesized structures in vapor-phase chemistries.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We acknowledge financial support of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, a US Department of Energy – Energy Frontier Research Center under Grant DE-SC0001004 .
- MAP4: Demonstrate
- alcohol dehydration
- automated analysis
- automated kinetic measurements
- high-throughput experimentation
- micro-flow reactor
- packed bed reactors
- reactive gas chromatography
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