Surface Area, Porosity, & Physical Adsorption with applications in the Tristar II
3030, ASAP 2420, & ASAP 2460
This course introduces students to the components, operation, and theory of the TriStar II
3030, ASAP 2420, & ASAP 2460 for surface area and porosity analysis.
At the end of this course, you will:
- Be able to identify and power up the system, including installation of the operating
- Be able to properly weigh the sample tube with and without sample, determine sample
amount required, properly load a sample into a sample tube, determine required degas
time and temperature, prepare the sample using the appropriate degas system, and
introduce the sample preparation to the instrument.
- Understand the basic fundamentals of physisorption and basic operation of a volumetric
- Be able to use the computer and operational software to perform an analysis on a
- Be able to properly configure any report format, a combination of reports, and obtain
analysis information according to your laboratory requirements.
- Be able to make all user level repairs, adjustments and checks, and locate equipment
problems using the Troubleshooting section of the Operator’s manual.
NEEDS AND RESOURCES:
To successfully complete this course, you must:
- Have some minimal exposure to a TriStar II, ASAP 2420/2460 in a laboratory environment.
- Have reviewed the Operator’s manual.
The following provided materials will help you successfully complete this course:
- Operator Training Study Guide with Lecture Presentations
- Micromeritics Thumb Drive containing presentations , relevant application notes and Study Guide
Additional Print Resources
The following publications will also be provided:
- Webb, Paul A. and Clyde Orr. Analytical Methods in Fine Particle Technology. Norcross, Georgia,
U.S.A.: Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, 1997.
- Related Application Notes and Technical Tips.