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Micromeritics Proudly Announces Its First Instrumentation Grant Award Winner

Micromeritics Proudly Announces Its First Instrumentation Grant Award Winner - 12/15/2006

Micromeritics recently launched an Instrument Grant Program intended to provide particle characterization instruments to non-profit universities and research organizations for the purpose of fostering and supporting meritorious research projects. Many deserving applications have been received. After careful consideration by a special Grant Selection Committee set up by the president of the company, an initial Micromeritics grant award winner has been selected. An AutoChem II 2920 Catalyst Characterization System has been awarded to the Berkeley Catalysis Center in the College of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley.

 Alexander Katz, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Principal Investigator states, “The Autochem II 2920 Chemisorption Analyzer with related components will be an integral and critical piece of characterization equipment within the UC Berkeley Catalysis Center. This instrument will be used to determine the concentration and acid/base characteristics of catalytic active sites on solids in a fashion that cannot be accomplished by other techniques. In particular, this will be used to investigate the chemisorption of H2, CO, CO2, and N2O, as well as reactive chemisorption using hydrogen and alkanes as reductants.

 

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