Micromeritics' Grant Selection Committee has selected the
recipient of its grant award for the third quarter of 2010. An ASAP 2050 Xtended
Pressure Sorption Analyzer has been awarded to the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
According to Dr. Christian Lastoskie, Principal Investigator, " The
high-pressure (up to 10 atmospheres), research-grade isotherms that can be
produced using the ASAP 2050 will be important for studies of carbon dioxide
adsorption on novel metal-organic framework adsorbent materials under
investigation for CO 2 separation from pre-combustion and post-combustion gas
mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures.
Additionally, pore size distribution and surface area characterization of
novel single-walled nanoporous carbons, tin oxide sensor particles, and
cathode-active materials used in lithium ion batteries will be obtained from
low-pressure isotherms of nitrogen and noble gases measured at cryogenic
temperatures. " Professor Lastoskie is an expert on the subjects of molecular
simulation, adsorption, and nanoporous materials. His laboratory investigates
novel materials for energy and environmental applications, including
metal-organic frameworks for carbon dioxide capture from combustion gases.
According to Preston Hendrix, Micromeritics' president, "This program is
designed to promote and advance the acquisition and use of particle
characterization instrumentation in non-profit universities and institutions
where other means of funding are not generally available. We are very proud and
excited to present this award in an ongoing grant program to support important
research." Mr. Hendrix has appointed a special Grant Selection Committee to
ensure the success and effectiveness of this program.
Micromeritics' Instrument Grant Program is intended to provide particle
characterization instruments to non-profit universities and research
organizations for the purpose of fostering and supporting meritorious research
projects. A maximum of one instrument/integrated system will be awarded per
calendar quarter. The next grant decision will be made prior to 12/31/10. The
next application deadline is also 12/31/10 for a 03/31/11 grant decision.
Applications may be submitted at any time in accordance with the application
instructions and will remain active for a period of one year from the date of
submission. Visit Grant Program for a detailed grant description,
application requirements, and application.