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EPSRC Reference: GR/L00612/01
Title: NOVEL APPARATUS FOR COMBINED GRAVIMETRIC, CATALYTIC AND ELECTROCATALYTIC MEASUREMENTS
Principal Investigator: Metcalfe, Professor IS
Other Investigators:
Middleton, Dr P
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Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 30 September 1996 Ends: 29 June 1997 Value (£): 62,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis Fuel Cell Technologies
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It is proposed to use a novel approach to making gravimetric measurements in such a way that simultaneaous catalytic and electrocatalytic information can be obtained. The gravimetric device relies on sensing the change in the natural frequency of a quartz tube that houses the catalyst sample of variable mass (the technique was recently developed for use as part of the NASA space programme). Such equipment will allow a wide range of in-situ gravimetric experiments to be performed. One particular advantage is that, for the first time a working electrochemical cell can be studied gravimetrcally. Proposed experiments will be useful for catalytic work as well as electrocatalytic work for solid oxide fuel cell research.
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