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CHEMICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION LABORATORY

Founded by Prof. Gerardine G. Botte

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Texas Tech University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Electrochemical Innovation for Process Intensification

FACILITIES

The Chemical-Electrochemical Technology and Innovation (CETI) Laboratory, was established by Prof. Botte in 2019. CETI is dedicated to applying electrochemical engineering and electrocatalysis principles for advanced and sustainable manufacturing, process intensification, food/energy/water sustainability, and nanomaterials with expertise in electro-synthesis, batteries, electrolyzers, sensors, fuel cells, mathematical modeling, and electro-catalysis. CETI is manages the following facilities:

  • a 1,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art laboratory (room 213 of the Maddox Engineering Research Center (MERC) building) for fundamental and applied electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering

  • a 900 sq. ft. state-of-the-art laboratory (room 204 of MERC) for fundamentals, application, and scale up of electrochemical technologies

  • a 700 sq. ft. state-of the art facility (room 207 of Livermore Center) that is BSL-2 certified and dedicated to the advancement of electrocatalysis and electrochemical engineering applied to biological systems

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Available equipment and infrastructure include:

  • Bench testing system for ammonia electrolysis 

  • Bench testing system for electrolysis of solid fuels and slurries 

  • Bench testing system for electrochemical extraction of rare earth elements  

  • Bench scale automatic spray coating system 

  • Electrochemical Pine Research Instrumentation. Modulated Speed Rotator (MSR) & Rotating Disk Electrodes (RDEs) 

  • 3D printer 

  • LulzBot large scale PLA printer for fast electrochemical devices and prototype development 

  • High Current Power Supply 1500 A  American Plating Power 

  • Arbin Potentiostats (1 Potentiostats: 4 channels) 

  • Model # FCTS 

  • Gamry Potentiostats with Impedance Analyzers different models (3 Potentiostats: 1 channel/each) 

  • Model # Reference 600+ 

  • Model # Interface 1010E, X2 

  • Model # Interface 5000, X5 

  • Biologic Potentiostat with Impedance Analyzer 

  • Model # SP-150 

  • CH Instrument Electrochemical Analyzer 

  • Model # CHI6011E 

  • Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph (GC) System with flame ionization detector (FID) and thermal conductivity detector (TCD) 

  • Model # GC-2014 

  • Agilent Gas Chromatography 

  • Model # 8890 GC System 

  • Brookhaven Particle/Protein Sizer and Zeta Potential Analyzer with Auto-titrator 

  • Model # NanoBrook Omni 

  • Titration unit model # BI-ZTU 

  • Linseis Simultaneous Thermogravimetry and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TG – DSC) – High Pressure ability 

  • Model # STA PT 1600 

  • Agilent ICP OES Spectrometer or Optical Emission Spectrometer 

  • Model # 5800 ICP-OES 

  • Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer 

  • Model # AAnalyst 400 

  • Agilent Gel Permeation Chromatography system 

  • Model # INFINITY II HIGH TEMPERATURE GPC SYSTEM 

  • Thermo Scientific UV-Visible Spectrophotometer 

  • Model # Genesys-180 

  • Agilent FT-IR 

  • Model # CARY 630  

  • Innovative Technology Glovebox with battery fabrication and testing equipment capability 

  • Model # Pure Lab HE (PL-HE-2GB) 

  • Control unit model # Pure Lab HE GP-1 

  • Elga Purelab Ultra Water Purification System with TOC Monitoring 

  • Model # ULXXXANM2-US X2 

  • Gamry QCM-I Mini Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Impedance Measurement 

  • Model QCM-I Mini 

  • Buchi Rotary Distillation system 

  • Interface model # I-100 

  • Vacuum Pump model # V-100 

  • Heating Bath model # B-100 

  • Recirculating Chiller model # F-105 

  • Rotavapor model # R-100 

  • Bioscience Digestion Dry Bath 

  • Model # 163 495 

  • QSonica Sonicator 

  • Model # Q700 

  • Probe model # CL-334 

  • Thermo Scientific Benchtop Muffle Furnace 

  • Model # Thermolyne FB1415M 

  • Thermo Scientific Vacuum Oven 

  • Model # 6291 

  • Thermo Scientific Lindberg/Blue M 1200 °C Split-Hinge Tube Furnace 

  • Model # CC58114A-1 

  • Quincy Lab Oven 

  • Model # 30 Lab Oven 

  • Parr 6200 Isoperibol Calorimeter with 6510 Water Handling System 

  • Thermo Scientific Heraeus Multifuge X1R Centrifuge 

  • Harrick Plasma Plasma Cleaner 

  • Model # PDC-001 

  • Newport Tunable Light Source 

  • Model # TSL-300XU 

  • MTI Corp. Hydraulic Crimping Machine 

  • Model # MSK-110 

  • Thermo Scientific Orion Dual Star pH/ISE Meter 

  • Mettler Toledo FiveEasy Plus pH Meter 

  • Spellman Auto-Reversing High Voltage Power Supply 

  • Model # CZE1000R 

  • Branson 2800 Sonicating Bath 

  • VWR WB05 Sonicating Bath 

  • Particle size reduction equipment: 

  • Fritsch Pulverisette Model #14  

  • ASC Lavoratory Pulverizer With Tungsten Carbide Plates Model # Tr-300-Tc 

  • ASC Laboratory Jaw Crusher With Tungsten Carbide Jaws Model# Jc-300tc  

  • Several Mettler Toledo and Sartorius High Precision Balances 

  • kdScientific Single Syringe Infusion Pump (2 pumps) 

  • Several PC computers support data acquisition and the manipulation and display of electrochemical data 

  • 3D printer 

  • Formlabs From3 SLA printer to manufacture detailed sensor parts 

  • Freezer -80oC to store biological samples 

  • Thermofisher FORMA 993 

  • Glovebox 

  • MBRAUN -20mbar to +20mbar glove box 

  • Potentiostats for biosensors 

  • 6x Palmsense Emstat4S  

  • Palmsense  Emstat3S 

  • Palmsense Sensit Smart 

  • Gamry Instruments Interface 5000P Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA 

  • Gamry Instruments Reference 600+ 

  • Vibration Control Optical Table System 

  • Newport Integrity 2 

  • Ultrasonic Cleaner 

  • VWR Symphony 

  • Colony Counter 

  • Rocker Galaxy 330 

  • Laboratory Oven/ Incubator 

  • Quincy Lab 40AFE-LT 

  • Vacuum pump 

  • Labconco 117 (A65312906) 

  • Compact Research Centrifuge 

  • Labnet International Spectrafuge 6C 

  • Tabletop Autoclave 

  • Fisher Scientific SterilElite16 

We have access to  The Texas Tech University (TTU) Materials Characterization Center (MCC)  located in Room 013 of the Maddox Engineering Research Center (MERC) building.  The MCC is a part of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr.  College of Engineering. The MCC currently occupies 11 laboratories (area approximately 11,500 square feet), and it can be expanded in the future to have 13 laboratories in total (expansion area approximately 1,900 square feet). It is a multi-user facility designed to support a complete range of materials studies that include synthesis, analytical characterization, and applications testing of materials.

 

Currently, the MCC has the following laboratories: 

  1.  Electron Microscopy Lab

  2. 2. Atomic Force Microscopy Lab 

  3. Confocal Microscopy Lab 

  4. X-ray Diffraction Lab 

  5. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Lab 

  6. Spectroscopy and Gas Chromatography Lab 

  7. Particle Size, Thermal and Texture Analysis Lab 

  8. Laser Lab 

  9. Wet Chemistry/Materials Synthesis Lab 

  10. General Chemistry/Materials Applications Testing Lab 

  11. Data Processing Lab 

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