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Micromeritics Announces Its Third Instrumentation Grant Award Winner

Micromeritics Announces Its Third Instrumentation Grant Award Winner - 6/19/2007

After careful consideration by a special Grant Selection Committee set up by the president of the company, Micromeritics grant award winner for the second quarter of 2007 has been selected. An ASAP 2020 Micropore/Chemisorption Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System has been awarded to the Division of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Their research focuses on characterization, adsorption, reaction, and transport properties of nanoporous materials. Dr. Suresh Bhatia, Principal Investigator states, “The ASAP 2020 micropore option is essential for our ongoing activities on characterization of carbons and other microporous solids. Here we have developed a new density functional theory technique considering wall thickness heterogeneity, and are currently investigating the temperature as well as adsorptive dependence of micropore accessibility in carbons. We are also studying reactivity of carbons and its relation to structure, where the chemisorption option will provide the capability to investigate active sites on the carbon surface.”

University of Queensland - Division of Chemical Engineering