The package offers a possibility to study the vapour-liquid equilibrium and heat of absorption. The low temperature VLE apparatuses can be used to measure vapor-liquid equilibrium of loaded absorption liquids up to 80ºC and up to 90 vol% CO2. It is also possible to measure liquid-solid-gas equilibrium up to 80ºC. High temperature and pressure VLE apparatuses allow measurement of VLE up to 150ºC and 20 MPa. Several reactor calorimeters available, suitable for heat of reaction measurements up to 20 bar and 200ºC.
The installations TA1.3, TA1.4 and TA1.5 are designed for CO2 capture research. In-house activity based thermodynamic and kinetic models can be used to model the experimental results. The laboratory has a close co-operation with analytical laboratory (SITNEF Biotechnology), which makes it possible to analyse liquid samples for degradation products and amines. Additionally NMR can be used to find the speciation in the liquid.
Measurement of thermodynamic data, like VLE and heat of absorption, needed for example in process