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Laboratory Facilities and Funding

Xu Laboratory – Facilities

Xu Lab at ICFAR

Xu Lab at ICFAR


  • Fluidized bed air-blown biomass gasification/combustion reactor (1-2 kg/h)
  • Continuous-flow tubular reactor for glycerol conversion
  • Continuous-flow biomass hydrothermal liquefaction and bio-crude oil upgrading reactor
  • Continuous-flow supercritical water gasification reactor
  • Continuous-flow tubular reactor for glucose conversion
  • 16 L autoclave reactor for biomass liquefaction or lignin de-polymerization
  • 500 mL autoclave reactor for bio-crude oil hydro-treatment
  • 100 mL autoclave reactors (3 sets) for biomass liquefaction or lignin de-polymerization
  • Bio-phenol formaldehyde resin synthesis unit
  • Bio-epoxy resin synthesis unit
  • Bio-polyurethane foam/adhesive synthesis unit
  • Starch/cellulose esterification unit
  • Heterogeneous catalyst preparation unit
  • Petroleum coke activation reactor
Xu Lab at Western Research Park

Xu Lab at Western Research Park

Analytical and Testing Facilities

  • Agilent 3000 Micro-GC (2 sets)
  • Shimadzu GC-FID 2010
  • Waters HPLC
  • Waters GPC
  • Mettler Toledo DSC1
  • GC 7890B-MS/FID
  • Perkim-Elmer TGA-FTIR coupled system
  • Quantachrome ChemBET TPR/TPD/TPO
  • NOVA 1200e surface area and pore size distribution analyzer
  • Titroline 7000 Titrator
  • Universal testing machine
  • Hot press
  • Environmental chamber
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Rotary evaporators (3 sets)
  • Water shaking bath
  • Ultrasonic bath
  • Chillers
  • Wiley mill

Xu Laboratory – Sources of Funding

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