The CATLAB integrated microreactor/mass spectrometer system is suitable for continuous quantitative real-time analysis of catalytic activity and reaction components. The close-coupled mass spectrometer samples from the reactor zone for fast response and precise process characterization, providing overall response times of less than 0.5 sec and with data accumulation rates at up to 500 data points per second.
The system is controlled through the new LabView operating program, with both fully automated and manual operation. Operation is pre-programmable with control of temperature, temperature ramp rate, and of gas flow with up to eight gas streams.
The quartz reactor and cartridge-style sample insertion system are available with increased capacity for operation with sample volumes from 0.15 up to 2.5 mL, with the fast-response low thermal mass furnace operating to 1,000 C with ramp rates to 20 C/min. Applications include temperature programmed desorption, reduction, oxidation, and reaction. The mass spectrometer module may be decoupled to provide stand-alone operation for general laboratory gas analysis applications.
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