Our Laboratory 

Located in the historic Goessmann Laboratory (named after UMass Professor, Charles Antony Goessmann), the Abdelrahman lab is housed on the first two floors. Graduate students are furnished with their own work-space in an office separate from the experimental rooms.

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Reactors

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The Eliminator

This Vapor phase packed-bed reactor works as vapor  reactor system with controllable temperature and partial pressures

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The Hydrogenator

This equipment is a vapor phase packed bed reactor with capabilities to control its temperature and flow rates externally

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The Electrolyzer

Gas tight EChem reactor provides a reactor space for electrochemical reactions; chemical composition of the evolving gases is sampled in an online gas chromatograph.

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The PBR

Utilizing a GC oven for temperature control, this unit allows for vapor doping of solid catalysts.

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The Microcatalytic (Prometheus)

Fully automated and remotely controlled microcatalytic reactor housed within the inlet liner of an Agilent 7890A GC equipped with an ALS for automated reactant delivery and a QCD/FID for calibration free quantification

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The Operando

Temperature controlled  transmission IR cell. Capable of above ambient pressure and vacuum studies.

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The Polymerizer

Stirred batch reactor for high pressure polymerization

Catalyst Characterization

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FT-IR

Bruker Tensor II equipped with a transmission cell and DTGS detector

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Reactive Gas Chromatography

Inlet Microcatalytic reactor, Agilent 7890B. Measures reactant coverages over catalyst samples, aided by a GC-FID. For catalyst treatment, reaction, and product analysis.

Sorption Analyzer

Quantachrome IQ2

Chemisorption Analyzer

ChemBET Pulsar, Anton Paar

Adsorption 

Calorimeter

Adsorption Calorimeter,

R. Gorte

TGA

SDT Q600,

TA Instruments. Provides in situ data on sample weight changes with respect to programmed temperature control and reactive gas feed.

Catalyst Synthesis

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TPX -1

GSL-1100x catalyst pretreatment. Gas selection, heating rate, and an MFC, type K thermocouple for temperature measurement, in a gas tight quartz U-tube.

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Furnace

Vacuum Drying

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TPX -2

GSL-1100x catalyst pretreatment. Gas selection, heating rate, and an MFC, type K thermocouple for temperature measurement, in a gas tight quartz U-tube.

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Furnace

Vacuum Drying

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Zeolite Synthesis

Vapor phase zeolite synthesis reactor

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Vacuum Oven

Vacuum Drying

Analytical

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The Jetanizer

Gas sampling Agilent 7890B equipped with dual split/splitless inlets, TCD and FID-Jetanizer for sensitive COx analysis

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The Legacy

Gas sampling Agilent 7890B equipped with dual split/splitless inlets, TCD and FID-Jetanizer for sensitive COx analysis

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The QCD

Gas sampling Agilent 7890B equipped with dual split/splitless inlets, TCD and FID-Jetanizer for sensitive COx analysis

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Residual Gas Analyzer

Gas sampling Agilent 7890B equipped with dual split/splitless inlets, TCD and FID-Jetanizer for sensitive COx analysis

Miscallaneous

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Water Purifier

This in-house water system purifies tap water to an ultra-pure form that has a resistivity >18.2 megaohm-cm. 

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Hydraulic Press

Pelletizer

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Zero-Air Generator

As a replacement for zero air cylinders, this produces Ultrazero air from house compressed air.

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Balance

Semi-Analytical balance for precise measurements down to 0.001g

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Function Generator

This is a device for creating well-defined signals varying in waveform, amplitude, frequency and duty cycle.

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Potentiostat

This equipment controls the voltage/current between a working and a counter electrode.

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Ultrasonic Bath

This is a syringe pump, wow!

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The Craftsman

This is a syringe pump, wow!

Syringe Pump

This is a syringe pump, wow!