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  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Optical couplers: key hardware for high quality FTIR spectroscopy

    Description Optical couplers are used to take the light coming from the source of a FTIR and route it through the sampling accessory and into the FTIR detector. This is an essential process in the effective use of the FTIR spectrometer. Therefore, optical couplers play an essential role in the proper use and maintenance of a FTIR system. Recognizing the importance of optical couplers ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Optimising next-generation lithium ion batteries with infrared spectroscopy

    Lithium batteries have become the mainstay of modern portable electronics, providing a reliable power source to run mobile phones, laptop computers and electric vehicles. Lithium technology is now even being developed on a large scale to provide electricity storage to supplement the National Grid during peak demand [1]. The issue with lithium batteries remains the same – energy density ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Sorption of lead from aqueous solutions by tea wastes

    Received for publication March 27, 2009. Environmental contamination by heavy metals has long been a worldwide concern. Tea wastes, having porous surfaces with polar functional groups, could be a good sorbent for removal of Pb(II) from wastewaters. This study aimed to investigate the potential of tea wastes as a sorbent for removal of Pb(II) from solution and the underlying sorption mechanism. ...

  • Identification of forensic fabrics using a portable Raman spectrometer

    At a crime scene, a police officer collects a fiber sample that may prove to be invaluable evidence in identifying a criminal or exonerating an innocent person. While FTIR has been used for analysis in the past, the strong absorption of the fabric or the glass slide where it is mounted makes the spectrum very hard to interpret. In recent years, Raman spectroscopy has been studied extensively for ...


    By B&W Tek

  • Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs

    Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones [1]. Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Your new favourite analysis method: spectroscopy highlights

    By 2020 the process spectroscopy sector is anticipated to be worth billions by 2020. What does this mean for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)? The versatile technique is taking over due to how quick, easy and accurate its analysis is. Below are some ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analysis of Automotive fluids case study

    Introduction The liquid sample is one of the most common types of samples submitted for analysis and comprises a vast array of pure compounds and solutions. As an example, several liquids are used in an automobile to sustain critical elements such as lubricating the engine or drive train and to supply mundane functions like washing the windows or generating electrical power. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analysis of Automotive Polymers - Case Study

    The above criteria are important to the professional scientist or laboratory chemist. Introduction Polymers are present in daily life. From the wrappings around the food we eat to the sacks used for the garbage, polymers are practically everywhere. The automobile is no exception. Polymers comprise greater than 40% of a modern automobile; the carpet, seats, padding, knobs, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Micro-plastics and the Specac Diamond Compression Cell

    The Environmental Audit Committee has called for a global ban on microbeads, minuscule plastic balls used by the cosmetic and cleaning industries for their abrasive properties (exfoliating face-wash, shower gel, toothpaste, etc). According to ...


    By Specac Limited

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