ATR spectroscopy Articles

  • NEW: Silicon ATR Puck & Specular Reflectance ATR Puck

    We have developed and released two new pucks for the Quest ATR accessory: Silicon and Specular Reflectance. Silicon ATR Puck for the Quest accessory Along with the standard options of diamond, ZnSe and germanium crystal puck options for use of Specac’s ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Change of surface and structure properties of cation exchange membrane in a microbial fuel cell

    In this study, the two–chambered microbial fuel cell (MFC) was continuously long–term operated a young landfill leachate in order to evaluate the impact of cation exchange membrane (CEM) fouling on MFC performance. During the operation, the voltage output decreased sharply to almost zero and the voltage output was recovered completely after replacement of CEM, which implied that the voltage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Polymer brushes for improvement of dry adhesion in biomimetic dry adhesives

    Geckos' feet are extensively micro–structured, enabling geckos to adhere strongly to most surfaces and perform various manoeuvres even while upside down. Inspired by the structure of geckos' feet, a large number of biomimetic dry adhesives have been reported. Polymers brushes can offer a molecular scale attachment to surfaces; here we studied the effect of polymer brushes on adhesion. Atom ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Research into ionic liquid-based catalyst systems aim to improve the duty cycle, rate of metal loss and yield efficiency of large scale reactions using continuous flow reactors, such as those often used in the pharmaceutical industry. This article details the issues that are faced by the industry and a recent study that uses FTIR-ATR ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Legal high detection and the Quest ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Narcotic and legal high detection using FTIR spectroscopy is an established technique. We have an application note on the analysis of cocaine and cannabis using the Quest ATR spectrometer accessory and even an older application note on  ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Transmission vs ATR spectroscopy | Animated Guides

    Animations won't work in older browsers. What are the differences between using ATR spectroscopy and transmission spectroscopy for analysis and which option is better? Read this article to find out. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Characterisation and controlled drug release from a novel two-phase hydrogel system

    In this work, a two-phase hydrogel system was prepared by physically imbedding a xerogel in the core of a cryogel which was freeze thawed. The cryogels were prepared with poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) while the xerogels were prepared by UV polymerisation of 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NVP), acrylic acid (AA) and various percentages of ibuprofen sodium salt. Mechanical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analyzing hydrogen storage materials using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    In a recent interview with Select Science®, Dr Nikola Biliškov described the work of his team at the Rudjer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Croatia. Working at a government-sponsored laboratory in Zagreb, the team are investigating new materials for the construction of solid-state hydrogen storage. Dr Nikola Biliškov works with infrared ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    The Golden Gate ATR is an industry-leading FTIR spectrometer accessory. Click on the various buttons to explore the different ATR solutions provided for with  the Golden Gate variations. Feel free to request pricing for a no-obligation estimate from one of our specialists. Golden Gate Standard: GS10500 The world's most ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics studies of polypyrrole adsorbent for arsenic ions

    Polypyrrole (PPy)-based adsorbents have successfully been prepared via oxidative polymerization in aqueous media as a new adsorbent for the removal of arsenic ions in a batch equilibrium system. The prepared adsorbent was characterized by the Brunauer–Emmet–Teller (BET) surface analyzer, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and attenuated total reflectance–Fourier transform ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analyze wine using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Wine analysis using spectroscopy Within quality assurance and process monitoring practices, spectroscopy has been widely used for many years1. Increasingly spectroscopic techniques and advanced data processing are being adopted for authenticity testing.2 Such verification is particularly important in the wine industry, which provides a premium-priced ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Nano-TiO2, ultrasound and sequential nano-TiO2/ultrasonic degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol from aqueous solution

    The application of nano-TiO2 as adsorbent combined with ultrasound for the degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (AAP) from aqueous solution was investigated. The nano-TiO2 was characterized by means of powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and attenuated total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The adsorption and Fenton behavior of iron rich Terra Rosa soil for removal of aqueous anthraquinone dye solutions: kinetic and thermodynamic studies

    Adsorption and advanced oxidation processes are being extensively used for treatment of wastewater containing dye chemicals. In this study, the adsorption and Fenton behavior of iron rich Terra Rosa soil was investigated for the treatment of aqueous anthraquinone dye (Reactive Blue 19 (RB19)) solutions. The impact of pH, initial dye concentration, soil loading rate, contact time and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fabrication of sponge biomass adsorbent through UV-induced surface-initiated polymerization for the adsorption of Ce(III) from wastewater

    The recovery of rare earth ions from industrial wastewater has aroused wide concern in recent years. In present work, we synthesized a novel three-dimensional adsorbent (denoted as LF-AA) by grafting loofah fiber with acrylic acid via ultraviolet radiation. The LF-AA was washed by boiling water and subjected to soxhlet extraction with acetone and then fully characterized by attenuated total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analyzing ageing rosebuds using ATR

    The Quest ATR is great for analyzing plant bud samples because: samples can be analyzed without altering their state through pellet pressing, or other sample preparation even awkward samples are easy to introduce and can be cleaned away quickly, giving users a high throughput changeable diamond, diamond extended-range, ZnSe and germanium pucks offer users a very broad IR ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Rapid Field-Screening of Waste Oil/Solvent Drums with Horizontal ATR / Fast-Screening IR Spectroscopy

    While the growth of technology and industry has given us a high standard of living, it has also given us a greater amount of waste products to deal with. A significant portion of the waste is either buried underground or stored in abandoned warehouses. Some of this waste material may be harmless and innocuous, and some may be quite hazardous; but all of it must be tested by some procedure to ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

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