Protea Limited

Measurement solution for acrylates speciation - Monitoring and Testing

A customer had a requirement for continuous Ethyl Acrylate monitoring. The process operations emit multiple Acrylate species, all at low concentrations, but only Ethyl Acrylate being reportable to the EA under the terms of the IPC permit. A 204M FTIR analyser was deployed and a chemometric model was built specifically to target Acrylates, with the purpose of separating and accurately quantify the target Ethyl Acrylate species.

This technique shows the plant to be operating within compliance limits throughout batch manufacturing duration, with the continuous measurement from the FTIR analyser being of extreme benefit.