Posted in News & Press     |     Sep 10th 2019

ACS Energy & Fuels Award for Excellence in Publication Awarded to Hiden Isochema Customers!

Congratulations to Professor Mark Thomas and his team from Newcastle University, UK, on being awarded the 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Professor Thomas is a long term collaborator and customer of Hiden Isochema, and has published a large number of research articles reporting results of gas and vapor adsorption measurements on porous carbons, MOFs and natural materials.

The Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication is a collaboration between the ACS Energy & Fuels Technical Division and the ACS journal Energy & Fuels, to recognize a notable article that has been published in Energy & Fuels during the previous 5 years.  The 2019 Awardee is an article entitled “High-Pressure Methane Adsorption and Characterization of Pores in Posidonia Shales and Isolated Kerogens” by corresponding author Professor K. Mark Thomas of Newcastle University, and co-authors Thomas F. Rexer, Eliza J. Mathia, and Andrew C. Aplin.

This article reports a thorough study of the physical chemistry and petrology required to estimate the Gas-in-Place and the rate at which that gas can be extracted from a wide-spread, economically important shale formation that lies under Western Europe. Adsorption data was determined using Hiden Isochema IMI-HTP and IGA-001 gas sorption analyzers for high pressure and low pressure measurements respectively.

Professor Thomas was presented his award at the ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego. In recognition of the award, he also delivered a lecture at the Energy & Fuels Lectureship Symposium.

The group are currently investigating competitive adsorption in relation to the capture of carbon dioxide from flue gases on porous materials, and applications of porous materials and nanoparticles in electrodes.

To access the paper visit the ACS publications website. To learn more about Hiden Isochema’s gas and vapor sorption analyers, please visit our product pages.

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