Real World Applications

Bronkhorst® instruments are used throughout the world in numerous research and industrial applications. They can be found in university laboratories, industrial laboratories, and industrial production and pilot plants.  From the depths of the oceans to the far reaches of outer space our dedication to mass flow measurement and control knows no bounds.

Some representative applications can be seen below.   Whether these applications are similar to your needs, or if these are not at all like what you are trying to do we are always happy to discuss your specific application needs.

Reactor Vessel Pressure Control

To optimize a chemical reaction, chemists must find the best combination of compounds and introduce these in precise proportions into the reaction chamber. This reactor may be kept at a certain pressure and temperature and a catalyst may be added to accelerate the reaction. The input of the reaction gases must be accurately measured at all times, even while pressurizing the reactor. An overshoot in flow (outside the scale of the mass flow meter) should be avoided, because this will introduce.. LEARN MORE >

Controlled Humidification

In a number of processes two or more components must be mixed together. In instances where it comprises a vapor of a liquid in a carrier gas, traditional Bubbler Systems and the more recent Vapor Source Controllers have been used. These devices, however, often cannot handle sufficient quantities of liquid with a low vapor pressure, or perform in an imperfect way. Moreover, they cannot instantaneously provide vapor of a mixture of liquids with different vapor pressures. Bronkhorst® has therefore.. LEARN MORE >

Test System for Catalysts

In chemistry, a catalyst is a substance which increases the speed of a chemical reaction without the substance itself being used in the reaction. It does this by reducing the activation energy. By doing this, catalysts change the kinetics of chemical reactions without changing their thermodynamic properties. They speed up the forward and reverse reaction at the same rate so that the equilibrium of a reaction is not affected in any way. The chemistry department at a university designed a system for.. LEARN MORE >