Category: Flow control case studies

  • LanzaTech: Transforming the carbon economy

    LanzaTech and Alicat are transforming the way that the world sources and reuses its carbon. LanzaTech’s proprietary process captures and converts carbon emissions on a large scale that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere as CO or CO2 by converting them into ethanol and other chemicals through fermentation using bacteria. This ethanol, or Lanzanol, […]

  • Penn Electronic Design Shop uses mass flow control to optimize olfactometer for short-term memory retention research

    Advances in science have resulted in a much deeper understanding of the most complex organ in the human body: the brain. One remaining mystery is the mechanism by which a human brain retains and recalls information. The Gottfried lab at the University of Pennsylvania is working hard to solve this mystery through the study of […]

  • Drexel University characterizes ozone production using mass flow control

    The tropospheric air pollutant ozone poses serious risks to human health. It can damage the lungs, worsen chronic respiratory diseases, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Unfortunately, due to continued emissions of its precursors from sources such as cars and industry, ozone concentrations are still considered unhealthy in many parts of the country. In order […]

  • Inchfab uses mass flow and pressure control in nanoscale fabrication systems

    Cowritten by Alicat; Mitchell Hsing, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder of Inchfab; and Parker Gould, Ph.D., CTO & Co-Founder of Inchfab Background: Nanoscale fabrication systems & Inchfab The increasing demand for computing power over the past 60+ years has led to exponential increases in both device complexity and production volumes. To keep up with this demand, […]

  • Persedo assures quality of distilled spirits using mass flow control

    Persedo uses an Alicat mass flow controller to precisely control flow rates of food-grade gases flow into their distilled spirits processing system.

  • ILS Automation integrates mass flow control with industrial communication protocols into bioreactors

    Many pharmaceutical and agricultural products, biofuels, and biochemicals are produced in a fermentation process similar to the way beer is made. Biotech and chemical research companies that make such products need to accurately control the amount of each gas that is fed into the process. One such company is ILS Automation, specializing in OEM and […]

  • MDC Precision uses mass flow control for XpressStick gas delivery module

    The XpressStick™ MFC Gas Stick MDC Precision has designed an all-in-one solution, eliminating complex hardware specifications in a combination of specialty gas, pressure, precise regulation, and vacuum processes. Its easy programming and precise gas control system allow users to go from bottle to process in one simple step. Designed to meet ultra-high purity process requirements, […]

  • VICI makes air pollution analyzer calibrators using OEM mass flow controllers for gas mixing

    Valco Instruments Co. Inc. (VICI) makes systems used to verify the accuracy of analytical data from air pollution monitoring, industrial hygiene surveys, odor surveys, and other gas measurement devices. Their Metronics Dynacalibrators® model utilizes Dynacal® permeation devices to generate and deliver very precise amounts of gas mixes using hundreds of different compounds. While the Dynacal […]

  • Duralar innovates physical vapor deposition processes using mass flow control

    While anodizing and bluing prevent corrosion, it doesn’t strengthen the surface much and can scratch off. Chrome plating has been an alternative, but chrome-6 is toxic, and can still wear, pit, and spall. Vacuum deposition system manufacturer, Duralar, wanted to develop a fast, diamond-like coating process using physical vapor deposition that’s harder and more durable […]

  • Catagen tests automotive catalysts using mass flow control

    Dr. Andrew Woods We head across the pond for a glimpse at the role Alicat plays in OEM products, courtesy of our UK distributor, Premier Control Technologies (PCT). A manufacturer of catalyst testing for aging equipment, Catagen Ltd plays a significant role in the worldwide reduction of automobile emissions. Its testing equipment relies on the […]

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