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Engineering    2015, Vol. 1 Issue (2) : 234 -242
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High-Throughput Screening Using Fourier-Transform Infrared Imaging
Erdem Sasmaz,Kathleen Mingle,Jochen Lauterbach()
SmartState Center for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA

Efficient parallel screening of combinatorial libraries is one of the most challenging aspects of the high-throughput (HT) heterogeneous catalysis workflow. Today, a number of methods have been used in HT catalyst studies, including various optical, mass-spectrometry, and gas-chromatography techniques. Of these, rapid-scanning Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) imaging is one of the fastest and most versatile screening techniques. Here, the new design of the 16-channel HT reactor is presented and test results for its accuracy and reproducibility are shown. The performance of the system was evaluated through the oxidation of CO over commercial Pd/Al2O3 and cobalt oxide nanoparticles synthesized with different reducer-reductant molar ratios, surfactant types, metal and surfactant concentrations, synthesis temperatures, and ramp rates.

Keywords high-throughput      FTIR imaging      screening      cobalt oxide      CO oxidation     
Corresponding Authors: Jochen Lauterbach   
Just Accepted Date: 30 June 2015   Issue Date: 16 September 2015
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