From its origins, calorimetry has proven itself to be the ideal technique to study the heat evolved by living organisms.
Various vessel sizes and equipment allow studying bacterial activity, insects’ resistance versus aggressive atmospheres, plants thermogenesis, or living cycles of fishes!
We can help you understand your challenges better with a range of systems designed to obtain rates of both temperature and pressure rises during decomposition as well as to measure kinetics and determine long term stability of materials or formulations.
Energetic materials such as rocket propellants or pyrotechnics present this paradox of containing high heat amounts which need to be stabilized during long periods of time but quickly released on demand.
Разработка и тестирование батарей
Batteries are essential power sources for every application from your new MP3 player, to the development of carbon neutral transportation. As demand for new and more powerful battery packs grows so do materials requirements. Setaram offers you a broad range of technologies for your laboratory, including traditional TGA and DSC as well as Gas Sorption techniques.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) allows acquiring data on biomass decomposition (combustion, torrefaction or pyrolysis) steps involving mass losses. Simultaneous differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) detects all the heat effects of the sample, and volatiles can be transferred to gas analyzers for identification.
Catalysts & Adsorbents
Catalytic reaction schemes often go through a first step of adsorption of at least one of the reactants, and can thus be studied as simple adsorbents. Adsorbents such as zeolites, active carbons, MOF’S are also investigated for their properties of gas storage (hydrogen, C02).
Связывание и удаление СО2
Carbon neutral energy generation lies not just with renewable sources of energy, but with technology to make existing, and future energy sources, more environmentally responsible.
Energy Storage Materials
The demand for improved energy efficiency is driving the development of systems allowing energy saving.
The storage of hydrogen and the development of fuel cells are one of the main issues for the development of renewable energies in the next few years.
Various issues relating to the presence of gas hydrates and their formation and dissociation need to be well understood. Plugging of pipelines is one of the main problems encountered by oil and gas companies.
Heat accumulation in wastes storage due to oxidation may lead to hazardous situations if not controlled.
Cements, Plasters, raw materials
The methods to build time resistant architectural structures using blends of mineral has been known since roman times. But new cement or concrete formulations still need to be tested in order to be developed for more and more challenging applications
Керамика, стекло, минералы
Ceramic materials (technical or refractory) are inorganic and non-metallic. Usually they are shaped from the “green body” at room temperature and acquire their typical properties during a sintering process at high temperatures.
Although glass is a very common material, its increasing technicality for special applications, and issues linked with its worldwide scale manufacturing requires state of the art analytic tools.
With its high-sensitivity and high-temperature (up to 2400°C) thermal analyzers, SETARAM offers a wide range of systems that are specially designed for R & D on metals and alloys.
General thermal characterization of minerals (clays, feldspars, gypsum, …) is necessary to understand their structure or change of structure with time and structure.
Nanometer scaled materials (nanocrystals, nanotubes, nanospheres, nanocomposites,…) can enhance the mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, or chemical properties of conventional materials