Network of Chemical Energy Storage research facilities and equipment
Chemical energy storage
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR)
The infrastructure will not be available for StoRIES from march 2022 to march 2023.
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Bench-scale test rings with an integrated cooling system: Dedicated to the conversion of CO2 to methane and ammonia synthesis for the identification of the catalytic properties of structured and pellets catalysts. The plant is equipped with fixed-bed reactors (single or multi-tubular) for tests at high (500-600°C) and low (250-400°C) temperature. The test facility is provided with: mass flow controllers, pumps, valves, pressure regulators, IR analyse and thermocouples for axial and radial temperature profiles controlled from a PC via suitable software. Mass Flow range: 1– 10 Nm3/h.
Lab-scale test rigs: Dedicated to CO2 conversion processes and ammonia synthesis for the identification of the catalytic properties of the powder and structured catalysts. Fixed-bed reactor (Øint=0.6-2cm) that can operate at a temperature of up to 900°C, max pressure 4 bar, max feed rate ≈1000 cm3/min.. The plants are equipped with HPLC micro-pumps for liquid dosing and GC and/or online mass spectrometers.
Chemical physical and morphological characterizations of materials state of the art equipment for catalysts and electrocatalysts characterization. The equipment list includes but not limited to: XRD, SEM, TEM, IR, UV-VIS spectrophotometry, BET, CHNSO.
Fully equipped laboratory for the preparation of catalysts powders and catalyst-coated ceramic and metallic monolith, foams or 3D printed structures, including equipment for rheological studies.