Particle Testing Authority (PTA), a division of Micromeritics Instrument Corp., has stepped up its Pore Analysis Capabilities. The company has announced that it will include capillary flow porometry (CFP) and liquid-liquid displacement porometry (LLPD).
Using CFP, pore properties are calculated by measuring the fluid flow when an inert, pressurised gas is applied to displace an inert and non-toxic wetting fluid impregnated in the porous network of the samples with pore sizes of 500 to 0.015 microns. Parameters such as first bubble point (corresponding to the largest pores present) can be calculated with accuracy and repeatability according to ASTM F-316.
LLDP can measure nanopores (1000 to 2 nm) at low pressures by displacing the wetting liquid with an immiscible liquid at increasing pressure. This eliminates error from collapse or mechanical damage caused by high pressure when measuring materials such as hollow fibres.
“We currently measure porosity and pore size using gas adsorption techniques and mercury porosimetry, so capillary flow porometry and liquid-liquid displacement porometry allow us to help more customers address their material characterisation questions and problems,” said Greg Thiele, General Manager of PTA. “We have performed various analyses for our customers in the energy storage industry, and CFP has allowed us to provide a more comprehensive characterisation for battery separators.”
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