Heterogeneous catalyst particles differ greatly in size, morphology, and most important, activity . Studying these catalyst particles in batch only results in ensemble averages, without information about individual particles. So far, the study of individual catalyst particles has been rewarding, but still slow and cumbersome . Here we report the development of a fluorescence-based, high-throughput screening microreactor for measuring activity of individual heterogeneous Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) particles. Furthermore, we demonstrate the potential future addition of a dielectrophoretic (DEP) sorting system to extract the most catalytically active particles.
|Title of host publication||23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences|
|Publisher||Chemical and Biological Micro Systems Society|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Oct 2019|
|Event||23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2019 - Congress Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland|
Duration: 27 Oct 2019 → 31 Oct 2019
Conference number: 23
|Conference||23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2019|
|Abbreviated title||MicroTAS 2019|
|Period||27/10/19 → 31/10/19|
Vollenbroek, J. C., Nieuwelink, A-E., Bomer, J. G., Tiggelaar, R. M., van den Berg, A., Weckhuysen, B. M., & Odijk, M. (2019). High-throughput droplet microreactor for catalytic activity screening of solid catalyst particles. In 23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (23 ed., pp. 1550-1551). Chemical and Biological Micro Systems Society.