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Catalysis & Reaction Engineering Lab

The Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Lab is used for both teaching and research, opening up opportunities to involve students in applied engineering projects and state-of-the-art research.


Continuous Plug Flow Reactor


This 4-channel reactor, for studying gas phase reactions, was built at CSULB from scratch. The 6mm-diameter quartz tube flow reactor is equipped with a tubular and well-insulated furnace that can reach temperatures up to 800 degrees Celsius. A thermocouple is attached to the outside of the reactor to measure operating temperature. 


Liquid Phase Batch Reactor


The one-liter jacketed reactor is equipped with an agitator and a temperature controller. The equipment is good for kinetic studies of low pressure liquid phase reactions up to 200 degrees Celsius.