Ange Nzihou
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Facilities :

Structural Characterization :

  o X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) - Phillips Panalytical X’pert Pro MPD diffractometer

  o Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM-EDX)

     Philips XL30 ESEM FEG equiped with EDAX fluorescence analysis

  o FT-IR spectrometer -SHIMADZU – 8400S

  o UV-VIS spectrophotometer -Agilent 8453

Chemical analysis :

  o Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES)

     HORIBA Jobin Yvon Ultima 2

  o Elemental analyzer of CHNS in solid samples – Thermoquest NA2100

  o X-ray fluorescence

  o TOC analyzer - Shimadzu VCPH 5050A

  o Ionic chromatography - Dionex ICS 3000

  o Mass analyzer of gas - Pfeiffer GSD 320

  o GC – Agilent 6890N

  o COD – Merck Nova 60

  o Oneline continuous gas analyzer (HCl, CH4, H20)

  o Two µ-GC - My GC, Agilent

  o One GC - SIMDIST

Physical analysis :

  o Particle size distribution - MALVERN Laser Mastersizer Hydro 2000

  o BET specific surface area - MICROMETRICS Gemini Vacprep 061

  o Adsorption desorption isotherm measurement - MICROMETRICS ASAP 2010

  o True density - MICROMERITICS Accupyc 1330

Thermal analysis :

  o Thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry (TGA-DSC)

     TA Instruments SDTQ600 analyzer

  o Horizontal and vertical ovens operating up to 1200-1400 °C

     Under different gas flows

  o Static oven - Nabertherm Kiln (up to 1100 °C)

  o Autoclaves (high T and P)

Pilots installation :

  o Rotary Kiln Calciner (dimension)

  o Semi-mobile Flash/Dryer Calciner (dimension)

  o Fluidized Bed Reactor - ID = 60mm; H = 605mm

  o Batch stainless steel reactor - 250 mL, TOP Industrial

  o Fixed-bed reactor for catalytic application

  o Fisher-Tropsch reactor for heterogeneous catalysis

  o Triphasic G/L/S glass reactor