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Performance Testing

Performance Testing

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Benchmarking – R&D Support – Validation Testing

The capabilities of Environex’s performance testing and materials characterization laboratory play a crucial role in supporting our Catalyst and Product Development Services.  Our broad range of laboratory services allows us to test for catalyst and adsorbent performance, simulate accelerated aging, check durability, and analyze various physical and chemical characteristics that are essential to evaluating performance and identifying causes of failure and opportunities for improvement.  

Testing programs can be tailored for benchmarking, to support research and development activities, and to collect independent results for investors and marketing purposes.  Performance testing and materials characterization are also utilized by our Industrial Catalyst Services Group to plan catalyst maintenance and replacement for industrial sites, as well as to identify causes of deactivation.  

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Customizable Test Conditions

Our test rigs accommodate lab-scale and semi-bench size catalyst and adsorbent samples, which allows for precise control of test parameters and a cost-effective testing program.  Testable configurations include: 

  • Ceramic and metal monoliths
  • Stacked plate catalysts
  • Packed powders
  • Foams
  • Coated beads
  • Trilobes 
  • Others 

Test conditions, including exhaust gas composition, temperatures, and flow rates, can be customized to meet the application’s requirements.  Our experts can help you select appropriate testing conditions if guidance is needed. 


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Our Experienced Team

Our scientists, chemical engineers, and catalyst testing operators are experienced specialists who have tested thousands of catalyst samples. Careful rig maintenance, sample preparation, and attention to detail are critical to reliable and repeatable results. We have not only tested, but also developed, coated, and provided field support for catalysts in many applications across a wide variety of industries. This breadth and depth of experience is unmatched in the emissions control catalyst field. 

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Materials Charaterization

In addition to performance testing, Environex has a full complement of material characterization methods at its disposal to further our catalyst and product development work. These capabilities provide benchmark measurements for comparison to commercial alternatives, identify optimal materials, diagnose performance and processing problems, and quantity a material’s unique characteristics.  Available methods include: 

  • Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA) 
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES)
  • BET Surface Area
  • Pore Size/Volume (PSV)
  • Temperature Programmed Reduction (TPR)/ Oxygen Storage Capacity (OSC)
  • Particle Size Distribution (PSD)
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Crush Strength Testing
  • Attrition Testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)


Speak with an Environex catalyst specialist today to discuss to your performance testing needs!