The analysis developed at ICIQ will make it possible to evaluate gases in the environment and design sustainable alternative solutions.
The company Applus+ IDIADA and the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) have collaborated to determine the gases released by car batteries during combustion in the event of an accident. These analyses will make it possible to assess the environmental impact of the gases and develop solutions that comply with the regulations and needs of today’s society.
In order to guarantee the study, Applus+ IDIADA sent to the researchers of the Chromatography, Thermal Analysis and Electrochemistry Unit at ICIQ three samples that contained a gaseous mixture from the combustion of car batteries. Each sample was analysed in triplicate with a gas chromatograph coupled to a thermal conductivity detector and a flame ionization detector to identify a set of gases, including: CO2, CO, N2, Ar, methane, ethane, ethene, ethine, propane, propene and propine.
“We do research to contribute to sustainability and to the well-being and development of the society of the future,” says Dr. Gisela Colet, director of ICIQ’s Reaction technology unit.
The ICIQ laboratories are available to companies and researchers to carry out specific research tests, as we have first-class instrumentation and a specialized technical team that guarantees the results.