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Carbonxt’s R&D division is led by a cadre of PhDs who are well-respected and well-recognized within the industry. The rest of the team is comprised of master’s degree environmental engineers.

With our company headquarters located near the University of Florida, we pride ourselves on garnering premiere employees from the university’s nationally acclaimed School of Environmental Engineering.

Our high caliber R&D division is dedicated to improving existing technology while pushing the envelope to develop new solutions for current and future environmental challenges. Our endeavors begin with laboratory research and then transition through scale-up design. Ultimately, our goal is to discover solutions that meet both regulatory and customer-driven requirements.

R&D Lab Capabilities

Carbonxt operates a state-of-the art laboratory equipped for the research and development of sorbents (e.g., activated carbon) and catalysts for engineering solutions for power stations. The following highlights our capabilities:

Sorbent Characterization

  • Physical characterization
    • Nitrogen adsorption analyses (BET Surface Area, Average Pore Size, Pore Volume)
    • Iodine number (ASTM D4607)
    • Density (ASTM B527)
    • Moisture Content (ASTM D2867)
    • Ash (ASTM D2866)
    • pH (ASTM D6851 and D3838)
  • Performance based testing
    • Fixed bed gas phase contaminant removal testing
      • Mercury adsorption
    • Liquid slurry or column contaminant removal testing
  • Additional capabilities through partner laboratories
    • Particle Size (Optical Laser)
    • Ignition Temperature (ASTM D4607)

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  • Activated carbon
    • Bench scale activation furnace
    • Post treatment techniques
  • Catalysts
    • Sol-gel processing
    • Extrusion materials

Additional Characterization

  • Spectrophotometry (HACH DR 5000)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (Perkin Elmer TGA 7)
  • Aqueous mercury analysis by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (Leeman Labs Hydra AA)
  • Aqueous mercury analysis by Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (PS Analytical)
  • Continuous in-line gaseous mercury analysis (RA 915+ Zeeman Mercury Analyzer)

Additional equipment will be procured later this year for duplication and on-site QA/QC to meet all requested analyses.

Regulatory Compliance Testing:

Carbonxt owns and operates two activated carbon injection (ACI) skids that are used to enhance our personal service promise to our partner utility companies and cement plants.

The ACI skids allow us to provide the following services to our partners:

  • Hg sorbent trap sampling
  • Coal & fly ash digestion to analyze total Hg
  • Cold water atomic absorption spectrometry
  • Cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry
  • Particulate mater sampling & analysis
  • Loss on Ignition (LOI) analysis by TGA
  • Concrete Compatibility Testing

This program has proven instrumental in developing high quality engineered activated carbons and can be utilized for future endeavors to evaluate next generation products targeted to improving treatment, reducing consumption, and lowering the customer’s costs.

R&D Projections

Our R&D division is working with customers on multiple projects, including mercury removal in the air and aqueous phases, enhancement of existing PAC products, and wastewater treatment technologies.