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Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry SOLIDS

SOLIDS

Water Sorption

Mercury porosimetry is a technique that measures the pore size distribution in the meso and macroporous regions. The Autopore V 9620 is capable of measur- ing pore diameters from 3 nm to 1.1 mm. This technique works on the premise of a modified Washburn equation of capillary energy relating pressure to pore diameter. This course introduces the general fundamental theory and technique of this method, including a discussion of its strengths and general guidance for its application. It trains users on sample preparation, instrument and software usage, and data collection. Due to the hazardous nature of mercury, training heavily revolves around safety and cleanup. Keep in mind that mercury intrusion is destructive and samples cannot be recovered after analysis. Following this course, the user is expected to be able to independently operate the instrument and perform basic data analysis. PARTICIPANT PROFILE This course is intended for students and research professionals from KAUST, and their collaborators from academia and industry. It is especially geared toward power users looking to complete 5 or more analyses in a short period of time. Open to advanced users only. PREREQUISITES • Active Badger account

Measuring water vapor uptake capacity and kinetics in precisely defined environ- mental conditions is used to characterize and understand hygroscopic materials. The water vapor analyzer allows gravimetric measurement of sample mass changes upon exposure to up to 98% humid flow conditions at temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 350 °C (HT). This system allows isotherm and kinetics analysis, cyclic/lifetime studies, moisture content determination, hydrate analy- sis, amorphous phase detection, and others. This course offers an introduction to basic principles and hands-on training on water vapor sorption measurements using the gravimetric dynamic flow technique. It includes the system description, programming an experimental procedure and sequence, sample preparation and handling, running an adsorption-desorption isotherm experiment, data reduction, and treatment. Following this course, the user is expected to be able to inde- pendently operate the instrument and perform basic data analysis.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE This course is intended for students and research professionals from KAUST, and their collaborators from academia and industry. General knowledge of the

technique is required. PREREQUISITES • Active Badger account

DURATION 2 hours FREQUENCY Monthly

DURATION 1.5 hours group training session 1.5 hours individual training with staff assistance FREQUENCY Monthly

• Laboratory Safety Training • Hazardous Waste Training • Emergency Incident Preparedness Training MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS 2

• Laboratory Safety Training • Hazardous Waste Training • Emergency Incident Preparedness Training MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS 3

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