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HySA Catalysis possesses world-class state-of-the art research and development laboratories for the preparation, testing and characterisation of catalysts and catalytic devices for fuel cell and fuel to hydrogen activities Facilities include lab and commercial scale catalyst synthesis equipment, state-of-the art analytical suite, surface science facility, catalytic reactor test unitpotentiostats for electrochemical analysis, pilot scale MEA fabrication equipment, single fuel cell and fuel cell stack test stations and high throughput catalyst synthesis and testing equipment 

HySA/Catalysis Laboratories at UCT

Catalyst Synthesis
1 Automated Precipitator
5 Catalyst Synthesis Autoclaves
1 Catalyst Pelletizer
Catalyst Screening / Sieves
1 Catalyst Spray Drier
7 Drying, Calcination & Reduction Equipment
3 Rotary Evaporators

Catalytic Reaction Test Units
18 Plug Flow Reactor Test Units
5 Slurry Reactor Test Units
2 Berty Reactors

Chromatography / Mass spectrometry
8 Gas Chromatograph –TCD/FID off-line
8 Gas Chromatograph –TCD/FID on-line
5 Micro Gas Chromatograph –TCD on-line
2 GC-Mass Spectrometers
1 Mobile Mass Spectrometer
1 GC x GC -TOF-MS

Temperature Programmed & Adsorption Analysis
1 Adsorption Balance
1 Thermo-Gravimetric Balance (TG/DTA)
1 Temperature Programmed Analysis (TPO / TPR / TPRx)
1 Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD)
1 H2/ CO Chemisorption
2 N2Adsorption (BET) Analysis

Fuel Cell & Membrane Electrode Assembly
4 Fuel Cell Test Stations
1 Hydrogen Generator
1 Zero Air Generator
1 Catalyst Coating Equipment
1 Hot Pressing Equipment

Characterisation Infrastructure
1 Infra-Red / Raman Spectrometer
1 In-Situ X-Ray Diffractometer
1 In-Situ Magnetometer

On-site access to…
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
1 Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
1 X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
1 Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
1 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
1 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
1 Mercury Porosimeter
4 Liquid Chromatographs

 

HySA/Catalysis Laboratories at Mintek

Catalyst Synthesis
2 Labmax Autoreactors
1 Catalyst Pelletizer
1 Rotary Evaporator (laboratory)
2 Rotary Evaporators (industrial)
1 Catalyst Spray Drier
Catalyst Screening / Sieves
1 Centrifuge
1 200L temperature controlled glass reactor
2 Muffle Furnaces
1 Tube Furnace

Catalytic Reaction Test Units
3 Plug Flow Reactor Test Units (CO oxidation)
1 Slurry Micro Pressure Reactor (50ml)
1 Parr Pressure Reactor (500ml)

Chromatography / Mass spectrometry / Infrared gas analysis
4 Gas Chromatograph –TCD/FID on-line
1 Mobile Mass Spectrometer
1 HPLC
1 HPLC/GC – Mass Spectrometer
3 Infrared Gas Analysers (CO, CO2, methane, O2)

Temperature Programmed & Adsorption Analysis
1 Temperature Programmed Analysis (TPO / TPR / TPRx)
1 N2Adsorption (BET) Analysis

Fuel Cell & Membrane Electrode Assembly
4 Fuel Cell Test Stations
1 Hydrogen Generator
1 Oil Free Air Compressor
1 Catalyst Ultrasonic Spray Coater
1 Automated Hot Press
1 Potentiostat/Electrochemical Impedance Spectrometer (EIS)

Characterisation Infrastructure
1 Infra-Red / Raman Spectrometer
1 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
1 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
1 Powder X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
1 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

On-site access to…
1 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
1 Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
1 X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)