Elemental analysis is a generic term for a group of applications which deal with the analysis of a variety of materials (chemicals, liquids, polymers, waste material, etc.) for their elemental or isotopic properties. Typical examples of elemental analysis techniques where mass flow control plays a key role are Total Organic Carbon (TOC) or Total Organic Halides (TOX).
By Axetris Ag based in Kaegiswil, SWITZERLAND.
A large pharmaceutical plant runs a Thermal Oxidiser on plant to incinerate their solvent-containing gas streams before emission. When the oxidiser is offline, then the plant must monitor the release of solvent to the atmosphere. A ProtIR 204C fixed monitoring system was installed that continually measures 24 plant solvents, including Acetone, Cyclohexane, DCM, DMF, IPA, MIBK, Toluene and THF. Given the high levels that are possible, the system has an active dilution system, reducing the concentration of the measured gas in the analyser to levels that can be analysed simply. Chemometric modelling enables interferences from the overlapping absorption spectra to be accounted for, ensuring accurate analysis of all 24 gases.
By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.
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