As a multiprogram applied science and engineering laboratory, INL hosts a broad scale of capabilities spanning initial innovation to system-scale performance assessment.
Temporal Analysis of Products (TAP) reactor
The cutting-edge TAP – or Temporal Analysis of Products – reactor at INL can help develop catalytic materials that consume far less energy and significantly reduced byproducts and waste. Researchers can examine individual reaction steps of a complex catalytic mechanism. Understanding how a material's composition can be used to direct a desired reaction sequence fosters the ability to design advanced catalysts to deliver a specific product or chemical. The TAP reactor is located in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a public research facility that can be accessed by government, academic or industrial researchers.
Materials Science and Engineering
INL's Materials Science & Engineering department empowers innovation through materials excellence. The approximately 40 members of this department have a diverse set of skills and capabilities.
Water quality process scaling
The global availability and quality of water, especially for large economies like the United States, are principal issues that are growing in significance. Stress already is occurring among industrial, residential and agricultural water interests in portions of the United States.
A worldwide market for water recycling and reuse is growing rapidly. Developing critical partnerships will lead to solutions because the water-energy nexus is a cross-cutting issue that no one customer owns, but many are willing to support.