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Catalysis and Nanotechnology Research Division

Nanotechnology and Carbon Research Group

Nanotechnology and Carbon Research Group

The group specializes at the application of nanotechnology in oil, gas and petrochemical industries, and offers consultancy services to third parties in the same field.


General Activities


  Nanocatalysts and adsorbents, nanoadditives for oil exploration, single and multiwall carbon nanotubes with 95% purity, Functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Fullerene (C60), Alpha alumina, Gammaalumina, nanoparticles of metal oxides. Colloidal silica, silica aerogel, SAPO34, SBA15, MCM48, MCM41



  Developing nanofluids for energy optimization

  ANG technology for natural gas storage and transportation

  Development of nanoadditives used in crude oil industry

  Development of carbon nanoadsorbent, nanofilters, and nanostructured membranes

  Nanosensor technology used in upstream petroleum industry

  Application of metal nanohybrids in petroleum and gas industries

  Production of nanoinsulators

  Crude oil sweetening using nanoadsorbents

  Separation of water and asphaltene from crude oil using nanoadsorbents

  Process technology development for production of nanomaterials for removing gaseous pollutants

  To develop nanostructure materials used in enhanced oil recovery


  Preparation of carbon nanotube-based nanoadsorbents for single-stage desulfurization of gas streams

  Preparation of carbon nanotube-based nanocatalyst for hydrogenation reactions

  Preparation of naphtha hydrodesulfurization (HDS) carbon nanotube-based nanocatalyst and pilot-plant design of hydrodesulfurization (HDS) process

  Preparation of carbon nanotube-based nanofilter for hydrocarbons separation

  Making of nanofluids in pilot-plant scale to be used in heat exchangers

  Development of carbon structures and nanostructures technology

  Development of ANG technology based on nanoadsorbents


Developed Technologies

  Production technology of carbon nanotubes

   (single-walled, double-walled and multi-walled)

  Production of nanometal oxides (300 kg/day)




  Ball mill

  Thermogravimetry (TG)

  Scanning tunneling microscope (STM)


  Transient hot-wire thermal conductivity (HWTC) for measuring thermal conductivity coefficients of fluids and solids

  Automatic potentiometer

  Electron microscope (magnification level: 2500x)

  Probe and bath ultrasonic apparatus

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