Fourier Transform Infra Red (FTIR) Analyses Articles

  • Managing livestock diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Scientists in South East Asia have been measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. In each case, the eructed, or belched, emissions from each animal were measured with a ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Comparison of greenhouse gas analyzers -measurements using photoacoustic, laser, FTIR analyzers and gas chromatography

    In the last decades, several technologies have been developed to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations and fluxes. We compared six devices using different measurement technologies: two gas chromatographic systems with a barrier discharge ionization detector (GC-BID) and an electron capture detector (GC-ECD), respectively, a portable GHG analyzer based on laser absorption, a photoacoustic ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • FTIR Gas Analyzer Helps Pöyry in QAL2 and AST Compliance Measurements

    Several EU directives and national laws in the European countries set requirements for continuous monitoring of flue gas emissions. Pöyry helps industrial plants meet stringent environmental standards by offering emission measurement services like compliance measurements, for example. We spoke to measurement team manager Paula Juuti at Pöyry about her work with emissions ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • CEMS II e Increases Flexibility in Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    Gasmet’s vision is to live on a planet with less emissions. To fulfill this mission, we manufacture reliable and complete continuous emissions monitoring systems. We specialize in two different kinds of monitoring systems: 1) ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Past, Present and Future – A Look at 2018 and Expectations for 2019

    Turn of the year is always a good moment to pause and reflect on what has been achieved and what to expect from the future. This is true for individuals and organizations alike. In this article we will take a look at the most important events of Gasmet in 2018 and share our thoughts and expectations for the new year. ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Factors affecting the choice of VOC sensor

    VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) perform many vital roles as fuels, solvents, cleaners, feedstock, sterilants etc. However, they can be harmful to health and the environment, so it is often necessary to monitor their concentration. By definition, organic compounds contain the element carbon, and exhibit similar chemical properties, which is advantageous from a monitoring perspective. However, ...


    By Alphasense

  • Benefits of FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) in Emissions Monitoring

    In this article we will discuss the FTIR technology, and the benefits of having an FTIR emissions monitoring system. We will also look at the process of what needs to be taken into account before purchasing an emissions ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Analyze FAME in Diesel using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Biodiesel is a promising alternative to diesel produced from fossil fuels, however barriers still exist towards the creation of high efficiency biodiesel. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content of biodiesels significantly affects their quality and performance. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy using the Pearl™ liquid transmission unit from Specac ...


    By Specac Limited

  • What do I need to start FTIR analysis? | Spectroscopy Guides

    Specac has been a valued supplier of accessories of FTIR spectrometer accessories for over 45 years. Using this considerable experience, we have created a range of FTIR Starter Kits, based around our range of proven accessories. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Transformer oil FTIR testing | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The United Kingdom is powered by a huge grid of pylons, conducting electricy across hundreds of miles. Thanks to this network of transmitters, we can switch on the lights, boil a kettle and visit the Specac website to read this article. Like any piece of equipment, pylons require maintenance. As high voltage electricy (up to 750,000 volts) surges through the pylons, transformers ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Forensic micro-fiber evaluation using Microscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Forensic investigations commonly involve the collection of textile fibers when examining crime scenes. The need to characterize and identify those fibers is vital as they can provide extensive information relating to a crime, tying a suspect to a location. Microscopic fibers in particular can present problems in terms of both size and quantity of sample. Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopy ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Identify plastic contaminants using Microscopy Imaging | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Engineered plastic components are ubiquitous in modern society. Plastics have the advantage of lowering cost, reducing parts count and weight, and providing ultimate industrial design flexibility as complicated functional shapes can be easily produced. Engineered plastic components can be filled or reinforced with carbon or other fibers to increase rigidity and strength. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyzing gas using transmission spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Guides

    How can transmission spectroscopy analyze a gas sample? Like many other samples, a gas (or vapour) can be analyzed using the transmission of an infrared beam through the sample, reading the strength of the various wavenumbers upon exiting the sample and arriving at a detector. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Cannabis Oil Analysis using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    A range of  cannabis derivatives are commercially available for purchase across the world's markets. Country-to-country, the legality of these products differs. In Europe, products that contain higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than 0.2% are generally prohibited. That said, CBD (cannabidiol) isn't restricted and is actually advertised as offering pharmaceutical ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF Sample Preparation Techniques: Pellets versus Loose Powder | Spectroscopy Guides

    We recently compared the effectiveness of loose powder against prepared pellets for the x-ray fluorescent spectroscopic analysis of cement. Some users choose to carry out XRF without pressing the sample into a pellet. Despite the extra time involved in sample pellet preparation, which ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Specac FTIR workshop at East Kent College | Specac Education

    Specac recently visited science students of East Kent College, at the impressive Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent UK, to run an FTIR workshop. East Kent College set up their new campus at the Discovery Park site, which once exclusively housed Pfizer, back in 2014. The college also has campuses in Dover, Folkestone ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Benefits of Using Portable and Specific Gas Analyzers

    Throughout the year, millions of containers with unidentified gas concentrations enter our ports around the world. Some of these gases, such as fumigants, pesticides or production gases are hazardous to humans, which forms an imminent safety risk to those handling the containers. It is ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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