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Mini-Reactor System - High Pressure Pyrolysis with Catalyst Reactor

publication date: Mar 23, 2012

CDS pyrolysis reactor systemCDS has introduced the first and only mini high-pressure pyrolysis reactor system. Scientists studying new biomass feed stock, coal, oil, or polymer reactions need to understand how these materials break down in a reactor at varying conditions with catalysts. The high-pressure pyrolyzer allows them to study both high temperature & pressure on a small scale while passing the pyrolyzed gas through a catalyst bed. This system will offer the scientist and chemical engineer a time and money saving instrument by increasing their understanding of reaction chemistry before undergoing the expense of a large laboratory or pilot reactor. In addition, the background gas can be GC carrier gas or a reactant gas such as air, hydrogen, or oxygen.

The system uses our field proven model 5200 pyrolyzer which has been modified with a back pressure regulator and heated catalyst bed. Samples can be pyrolyzed at elevated pressures (500PSI max) and passed through a catalyst bed of their choice and then collected onto the built-in trap. After pyrolysis of the sample is complete, the analytes are transferred from the trap to a GC or GCMS at normal operating conditions.  

Important benefits of this system for researchers of biomass, oils, and catalytic reactions include:


  • A small sample size will allow a faster and easier way to study the effects of changing the different process parameters- pressure, temperature, background gas, and catalyst
  • System offers faster and easier clean up then standard reactor systems- allows more analysis per day.
  • Easy connection to any standard GC or GCMS for direct analysis
  • Initial investment is less than ½ of most custom laboratory reactor


CDS Analytical, Ltd. has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of GC and MS sample injection instruments since 1969.  For further information, please contact us at 465 Limestone Rd, Oxford, PA 19363, USA. Tel: +1 610 932 3636, email gdeger@cdsanalytical.com.

For a quick link to application information click here

Visit us at Analytica-Munich in Hall A2 Stand 132


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