Alumina Characterization Expertise

 

     

 

LMRC has a long history of research into alumina microstructure and developed the fundamental knowledge required to examine unconventional properties and their effect on the reduction and scrubbing processes. Our research and characterisation capabilities include:

  • X-ray diffraction with Rietveld refinement
  • N2 physisorption for determining surface area and pore characteristics
  • Particle size distributions
  • Thermal analyses
  • Microscopy (particularly electron microscopy for bulk and cross-sectioned materials)
  • Spectroscopic techniques such as X-ray fluorescence and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • A range of furnaces to simulate aluminium reduction cells and explore alumina calcination
  • A laser detection equipped instrument for dosing alumina with HF, simulating industrial gas treatment centres, to determine fluoride capture capabilities and mechanisms.

 

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