Posted in News & Press     |     Oct 22nd 2015

The ABR Automated Breakthrough Analyzer

Characterising novel materials for gas separation and purification applications

Hiden Isochema is delighted to announce the launch of our all new ABR Automated Breakthrough Analyzer, which complements our existing larger scale breakthrough reactors.

The ABR is designed to meet the needs of researchers wishing to characterise the gas separation performance of novel materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) without the time or expense of synthesising larger quantities of material.

Breakthrough curve measurement allows high-throughput screening and testing of adsorbents. Adsorptive separation processes have wide ranging practical applications including CO2 capture and storage, purification and recovery of noble gases, natural gas and biogas upgrading, toxic gas removal and air separation.

The ABR is a dedicated breakthrough analyzer, fully automated and supplied with an integrated close-coupled mass spectrometer. The ABR is available on a range of configurations to suit research-scale samples, with bed volumes from 2 cc to 20 cc. Up to 6 gas inlets are available as well as a dedicated purge stream. Flow rates are selected to suit the specific applications, and the ABR includes an ultra-low dead volume switching valve. Options include an upgrade for operation at pressures to 50

Options include an upgrade for operation at pressures to 50 bar, and an integrated vapor generator module for gas-vapor operation. The breakthrough data obtained is complementary to the adsorption-desorption isotherms measured with our IGA, XEMIS and IMI sorption analyzers.

ABR Key Features:

  • Fully automated breakthrough analyser
  • Optimised for research-scale sample sizes (bed sizes from 2 cc)
  • Ultralow dead volume automated switching (purge gas/process mixture)
  • Options for gas-gas, gas-vapor, vapor-vapor configurations
  • Optional high pressure (50 bar) configuration
  • Fully integrated close-coupled mass spectrometer

Hiden Isochema is recognised as an established leader in sorption instrumentation with over 20 years’ experience in gravimetric sorption analyzer design and development. Our full product range includes fully automated gravimetric and manometric sorption analyzers, unique climate control systems and dedicated breakthrough analyzers.

Download a PDF copy of this press release here: ISOPR1510 – Hiden Isochema ABR Breakthrough Analyzer Press Release

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