Oil & gas

ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialOil & gasParticle interactionsSAXSSurfactantsTechnique

Enhancing the accessibility to basic sites of as-synthesized silicas applied in catalytic transesterification

Zapelini, Iago W.; Silva, Laura L.; Oliveira, Cristiano L. P.; Cardoso, Dilson

Heterogeneous catalysis for biodiesel production is a current challenge due to the low activity of solid catalysts, especially caused by diffusional resistances. Hybrid silicas, containing SiO?CTA+ provide high conversions in the transesterification of oils and model molecules, but this activity is limited to the external surface area. The generation of…
27 January 2020
ApplicationCharacterizationCosmetics & consumer careCustomer publicationsMaterialOil & gasPhase analysisSAXSSurfactantsTechnique

Rapid Stabilization of Immiscible Fluids using Nanostructured Interfaces via Surfactant Association

Niroobakhsh, Zahra; LaNasa, Jacob A.; Belmonte, Andrew; Hickey, Robert J.

Surfactant molecules have been extensively used as emulsifying agents to stabilize immiscible fluids. Droplet stability has been shown to be increased when ordered nanoscale phases form at the interface of the two fluids due to surfactant association. Here, we report on using mixtures of a cationic surfactant and long chained…
27 January 2020
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialOil & gasPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Synergistic Enhancement of CO2 Adsorption Capacity and Kinetics in Triethylenetetrammonium Nitrate Protic Ionic Liquid Functionalized SBA-15

Zhang, Wei; Gao, Erhao; Li, Yu; Bernards, Matthew T.; Li, Younan; Cao, Guanghan; He, Yi; Shi, Yao

A series of triethylenetetrammonium nitrate protic ionic liquid (TNPIL) functionalized, highly ordered mesoporous SBA-15 molecular sieves with different loadings have been synthesized via impregnation. The CO2 capture performance of the hybrid sorbents was evaluated under conditions mimicking a combustion flue gas (15% CO2) over the temperature range of 298–348 K.…
27 January 2020
ApplicationCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialOil & gasPhase analysisSAXSTechnique

Partial Transformation of Imogolite by Decylphosphonic Acid Yields an Interface Active Composite Material

Lange, Tobias; Charpentier, Thibault; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Charton, Sophie; Testard, Fabienne; Thill, Antoine

The phosphonic acid moiety is commonly used as an anchoring group for the surface modification of imogolite. However, the impact of the reaction on its structure has never been clearly analyzed before. We study the reaction of imogolite and decylphosphonic acid by combining infrared spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, scanning electron microscopy,…
18 July 2019
ApplicationCatalystsCharacterizationCustomer publicationsInorganic materialInorganic materialsMaterialOil & gasPhase analysisPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Effects of calcination and activation conditions on ordered mesoporous carbon supported iron catalysts for production of lower olefins from synthesis gas

Oschatz, M.; Deelen, T. W. van; Weber, J. L.; Lamme, W. S.; Wang, G.; Goderis, B.; Verkinderen, O.; Dugulan, A. I.; Jong, K. P. de

Lower C2–C4 olefins are important commodity chemicals usually produced by steam cracking of naphtha or fluid catalytic cracking of vacuum gas oil. The Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of lower olefins (FTO) with iron-based catalysts uses synthesis gas as an alternative feedstock. Nanostructured carbon materials are widely applied as supports for the iron…
12 March 2019
(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialNanoparticles & colloidsOil & gasParticlesPolymer researchPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticle Membranes with Controllable Free Volume

Bilchak, Connor R.; Buenning, Eileen; Asai, Makoto; Zhang, Kai; Durning, Christopher J.; Kumar, Sanat K.; Huang, Yucheng; Benicewicz, Brian C.; Gidley, David W.; Cheng, Shiwang; Sokolov, Alexei P.; Minelli, Matteo; Doghieri, Ferruccio

Polymer-based membranes play a key role in several industrially important gas separation technologies, e.g., removing CO2 from natural gas, with enormous economic and environmental impact. Here, we develop a novel hybrid membrane construct comprised entirely of nanoparticles grafted with polymers. These membranes are shown to have broadly tunable separation performance…
12 March 2019