Infrastructure

The globalization has motivated an increase of R&D investment. In this sense, the management of ITQ is committed to achieve continuous progress in research quality, efficient coordination to work as a group and innovation.
The research and technological innovation are strategic issues and have a fundamental value for the achievement of the Institute objectives. This is the reason why the infrastructure investments and the recruitment of highly committed and specialized people has become a priority for ITQ.

Espectrometría de Masas ITQ

Mass Spectrometry

  • – Gas Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • – High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS)
  • – Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography coupled to Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC Xevo Q ToF)

 

Femtochemistry

  • – Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy set up in the femtoseconds scale.
    – Compact regenerative amplifier (power 4 W , 100 fs pulse, 4 kHz, output signal 800 nm) coupled to an optical parametric amplifier (240 – 2600 nm) in tandem with a transient absorption spectrometer (350-1600 nm).

 

Fotoquímica y Electroquímica ITQ

Photochemistry and Electrochemistry

  • – Nanosecond Laser Flash Photolysis with Nd/YAG and excimer sources
  • – Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy (setup expected during 2012)
  • – Steady State and Time-Resolved Fluorescence
  • – Multilamp Photoreactor
  • – Solar Simulator
  • – NOx Chemiluminescence Analyzer
  • – Spectroradiometer
  • – Electroluminescence Equipment
  • – Hall Effect Equipment
  • – Cyclic Voltammetry

 

Planta piloto de craqueo catalítico FCC - ITQ

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Pilot Plant (FCC)

  • – DCR- type FC Pilot Plant
  • – 3 kg of catalyst Invetory and VGO feeding 0.5 to 2 kg per hour
  • – Residence time in reactor, 0.5 to 3 secs.
  • – Multiple injection points of VGO feed
  • – Simulation of autothermal operation through remote control
  • – Continuos automatic operation 24/7

 

Foto Reactores

Reactors

  • – MAT Reactor (MicroActivity Test)
  • – Continuous Downflow Transported Bed Reactor (Microdowner)
  • – High Throughput Reactor (Spider)
  • – High Throughput Parallel Continuous Reactors
  • – Stirred Parallelized Tank HT Reactors
  • – Automated Fixed Bed Reactors
  • – Computerized Continuous Fixed Bed Reactor
  • – Automated Discontinuous Reactor for Hydrothermal Synthesis (Zeolites)

 

Técnicas de absorción ITQ

Adsorption Techniques

  • – Specific Surface Area and Pore Volume Automated Analyzer
  • – Gas and Hydrocarbon Automated Gravimetric Adsorption
  • – Programmed Thermal Desorption (TPD, TPR, TPO)
  • – ATG, SDC and Differential Calorimetry
  • – Chemisorption
  • – DSC and Immersion Calorimetry

 

Técnicas computacionales

Computational Techniques

  • – Quartz: SGI Altix XE250
  • – 4 Computing nodes ATLAS AT-QQ02-48b-20, each one with 2 CPU Intel XEON 5640@2.53GHz QUAD CORE, 12MB Cache L3 64 bits, 160GB hard disk for operating system + 2.0 TB hard disk for users space, and 48GB RAM DDR3@1333MHz ECC Reg.
  • – 4 Computing nodes ATLAS AT-QQ01-16a-40, each one with 2 CPU Intel XEON 5450@3.00 GHz QUAD CORE, FSB 1333MHz, 8MB Cache L2, 64bits, 250GB hard disk for operating system + 4TB hard disk for users space, and 16GB RAM FBDIMM DDR2@667MHz.

 

Técnicas cromatograficas ITQ

Chromatography Techniques

  • – Gas Chromatography (FID and TCD)
  • – Two Dimension Gas Chromatography
  • – Refinery Gas Analyzer (RRGA)
  • – High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UV, Refraction Index, Light Dispersion and Fluorescence)

 

Foto técnicas espectroscopicas

Spectroscopy Techniques

  • – Solid and Liquids Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • – X Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS-Auger)
  • – Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)
  • – Fourier Transform IR Spectroscopy
  • – UV-Vis/Near IR Spectroscopy
  • – Raman Spectroscopy
  • – Inductivity-Coupled Plasma Analyzer (ICP)
  • – Impedance and Voltammetry Spectroscopy
  • – X-Ray Fluorescence
  • – SOx non-dispersive IR Analyzer
  • – Fluorescence Optical Microscopy
  • – UV-Vis Spectrophotometry for Nucleic Acids and Protein Quantification (NanoDrop)

 

Infraestructura ITQ

Others

  • – X-Ray Powder Diffraction with High Temperature Chamber
  • – C,H,N,S Elemental Analyzer
  • – Catalyst Preparation Robot (ZINSSER)
  • – Vapor Deposition Chamber
  • – Spin Coating Equipment
  • – Thickness (nm) and Surface Image Meter
  • – High Capacity Spinning
  • – “In Situ” Characterization Cells for Radiation and Sincrotron
  • – Oligonucleotide synthesizer
  • – Glovebox for inert atmosphere work with oxygen and moisture analyzers
  • – Solvent purification system