// Thermogravimetric analysis

The thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) measures the mass change in a sample based on temperature and time. Therefore, the conversion in the gas-solid reactions can be broken down into periods of time and the influence of individual parameters (temperature, pressure, gas composition) can be determined by changing the reaction environment. TGA makes it possible to study the individual steps of gas generation, gas conditioning and gas purification and it also allows materials like sorbents and catalysers to be characterised.

Range of services

  • Identification of favourable reaction conditions for catalysers
  • Studying deactivation mechanisms
  • Kinetics measurements
  • Screening of catalytic activity
  • Cycle stability tests
  • Identification of sample composition
  • Research on biomass conversion properties during pyrolysis or gasification

Facilities

  • Netzsch STA 409 CD atmospheric thermobalance CD
  • Rubotherm DynTherm high-pressure thermobalance (pressure-operated to 40 bar) linked to IPI GAM 400 mass spectrometer

Contact

Bernd Stürmer
+49 711 78 70-249