Research-and-Development Center.

Our pride is the superb - equipped laboratory consisting of:

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) "Perkin Elmer" for elemental chemical analysis;
  • XFS (X-ray fluorescent spectrometer) and Spectrometer "SHIMADZU" for determination of the catalysts chemical composition;
  • Mercury-intrusion porosimeters "Carlo Erba", "Quantachrome" for measuring of meso - and macropores of catalysts;
  • Specific surface analyzers (one-point method and multipoint BET methods) "Carlo Erba", "Quantachrome" for studying of micro- and mesoporous structure of catalysts;
  • X-ray diffractometers "SHIMADZU", "Rigaku" for X-ray diffraction analysis and X-ray crystal analysis;
  • analyzer LECO for determination of carbon and sulphur content;
  • devices for definition of strength characteristics and attrition resistance of the granulated and microspherical catalysts;
  • pilot and laboratory units for determination of catalytic properties, allowing to conduct tests in conditions that are close to industrial ones.

The laboratory of the "First Regenerating Company" has a wide range of the modern equipment for analysis of spent catalyst for the determination of such physical and chemical characteristics, as

  • Activity
  • Carbon content
  • Sulphur content
  • Hydrocarbons content
  • Content of МоО3; СоО; NiО
  • The content of poison metalsв (As, V, Fe, Si, Na и др.),

as well as to determine such characteristics as:

  • Specific surface
  • Pore volume
  • Bulk density
  • Bulk Crushing Strength
  • Single Crushing Strength
  • Abrasion loss
  • Average length and diameter of granules