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3 Flex Zeolites

High Resolution, High-throughput
Surface Characterization Analyzer

Recognized as the most advanced instrument in the field for material surface characterization1, 3Flex has become a crucial tool for producing reliable data to increase the fundamental understanding and theory of microporous and mesoporous structural character in zeolite design and process optimization.

Extend and increase your knowledge in determining optimal kinetics of adsorption through porosity, pore volume, shape and mechanical stability

3Flex permits you to optimize your ideal experimental parameters to acquire data for better understanding of the textural characterization of hydrophilic and hydrophobic zeolite catalysts and absorbents. The advanced engineered design of the 3Flex permits you to acquire accurate data with resolution to 10-5mm/Hg.

Turn your ideas into optimized design for volumetric efficiency and active site accessibility

Gain greater understanding of the characteristics and the diffusion character of the porous structure of your sample.

Users can conveniently model the textural properties of their materials with MicroActive Software and 3Flex data. Enhanced data exchange with your team transforms experimental results into actionable product understanding and improvement.

Gain valuable performance information of adsorption/desorption behavior

Compare saturation capacities by utilizing water vapor, argon, nitrogen, or a probe of your choice, enabling you to understand structure and its influence to the chemical nature and heterogeneity of the pore walls. 3Flex is the only, available surface characterization system with the ability to analyze a sample with three separate adsorbent gases simultaneously, one on each analysis port, and within a single analysis.

Optimize your production methods to build process-strong zeolite absorbents and catalyst

With 3Flex you gain valuable data to be utilized in the design and synthesis of zeolites. Utilize the high throughput results ability of the configurable three-port analysis capabilities of the 3Flex, to gain rapid understanding of restrictions or boundaries that may influence or impede your process optimization.

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3Flex empowers you.

Extend your knowledge, transform your ideas into product
improvement, and optimize your processes for zeolite maximum
capacity, process efficiency and strength.

Determine if zeolite processing has resulted in loss of structure or degradation

The advanced architecture of the 3Flex provides industry leading micropore resolution and may provide more accurate information than X-Ray diffraction to resolve minor structural defects due to processing.

Obtain valuable insight for pore architecture to gain greater understanding of transport,
diffusion rates and selectivity

3Flex is the only instrument capable of using three separate gas probes, one at each port, in a single run.

Quantitatively determine the number of surface active sites for catalytic potential. Provide data related to monolayer uptake, metal area, dispersion and active metal area of heterogeneous catalysts

The advanced flexibility of the 3Flex lets you quickly change from Physisorption analysis to Chemisorption analysis in minutes to permit full characterization in one instrument.

Micromeritics 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-performance physisorption (mesopore and micropore) and chemisorption analyses with superior accuracy, resolution, and data reduction.

Available Models:


3Flex Physisorption

The 3Flex is a high-performance instrument for mesopore and micropore analyses and delivers superior accuracy, resolution and data reduction. All analysis stations can be configured for micropore and are also available with krypton analysis for low surface area materials. A vapor sorption capability is also available. A single 3Flex with its minimal footprint and three configurable analysis stations eliminates costly investment in multiple instruments and additional bench space.MORE

3Flex Chemisorption

Using the chemisorption option, researchers can obtain valuable information about the physical or chemical properties of catalysts, catalyst supports and a variety of other materials. This model can easily switch from chemisorption to physisorption in less than three minutes to provide advanced analyses on the active surface area of the sample material.MORE

3Flex TCD

The 3Flex TCD is our newest addition to the expanding capabilities of the 3Flex instrument family. Dynamic chemisorption analyses are available to the user with the addition of an integral thermal conductivity detector. This new feature allows the user to perform temperature programmed reduction (TPR), oxidation (TPO), desorption (TPD), and reduction reactions (TPRx). The 3Flex TCD also has an option for pulse chemisorption analyses which can be performed with manual injections or automatically with the optional injection loop. MORE

Obtain full spectrum porosity information from the ultra micropore
to macropore when combined with 3Flex analysis data

AutoPore® V,
Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry

Gain a better understanding of adsorbent and catalytic
potential with full spectrum porosity analysis.

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