Through simple hardware and software modifications, it is possible to convert a typical gas chromatograph into an automated packed bed reactor capable of accurate kinetic measurements in vapor-phase catalytic chemistries. Such automation can potentially aid the collection and processing of a large amount of high-quality catalytic data in a manner that does not require constant human presence, allowing laboratories to run efficiently under strict work-place restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Supporting data for "Catalysis-in-a-Box: Robotic Screening of Catalytic Materials in the Times of COVID-19 and Beyond"
Kumar, G., Bossert, H., McDonald, D., Chatzidimitriou, A., Ardagh, M. A., Pang, Y., Lee, C., Tsapatsis, M., Abdelrahman, O. A. & Dauenhauer, P. J., Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, 2020