Infrared Analysis Articles

  • Biosorption of Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions from aqueous solution by water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

    The biosorption of Cu(II) and Zn(II) ions from aqueous solution by raw water hyacinth (RWH) and acid treated water hyacinth (TWH) was studied as a function of time, biosorbent dosage and pH. The kinetic results obeyed well the pseudo second–order model. Maximum biosorption capacities for RWH and TWH were measured as 0.49, 6.56 mg/g for Cu(II) and 2.66, 10.71 mg/g for Zn(II), respectively. FT–IR ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of pH on chromate(VI) adsorption by Spirulina platensis biomass: batch tests and FT-IR studies

    Raw and methylated biomass of Spirulina platensis was employed in chromate batch adsorption tests at pH range 1–7. The acid conditions seemed to favour the removal of chromium (Cr) with a yield of 87.0 and 97.6% by using raw and methylated biomass, respectively. However, the chromate and total chromium determination, carried out in the same sample, evidenced that a fraction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Degradation of malachite green by dielectric barrier discharge plasma

    Oxidative decomposition of aqueous organic pollutant malachite green (MG) was studied in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor operated under ambient conditions. Total organic carbon content analysis confirmed the mineralization of the pollutant leading to the formation of carbon dioxide, which was confirmed by an infrared analyzer. Typical results indicated that the degradation rate increases ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements Using Portable Infrared Analyzers

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years for a number of reasons. On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers Provide On-Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well.  Whether the water is going to be taken off-site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the water.  Waiting for remote laboratory results to determine the oil level can take several ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measurement of Hydrocarbons in Produced Water Using Fiber Optic Sensor Technology (An Alternative to Freon Extraction and IR Analysis Methods)

    Due to the non-availability of Freon, there is need for an alternative method to measure the concentration of hydrocarbons in the effluent from oil water separators in use in the oil industry today. Current methods use solvent extraction and IR analysis of water samples. In this paper we present an alternative method, which does not use any solvents and can provide in-situ analysis of the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • EP-IR: a new technology for IR analysis - introduction to encoded photometric spectrometers and embedded systems

    DISK design 128 or 256 channel standard disk(s) covering the full spectral range based on the fixed grating. Each TRACK integrates the detected spectra over the respective width. Track widths are constant, the resulting integrated bandwidth is f(WL). Max 256 channels per disk (imaging spot size and disk size) Custom track design enables “hard ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Prediction of intact nectarine quality using a Vis/NIR portable spectrometer

    A commercial visible-near infrared spectrometer was tested for intact nectarine quality prediction using partial least squares calibrations. Soluble solids content, firmness, fruit weight and colour index were analysed in each fruit. External validation carried out indicated good predictive performance, particularly for soluble solids content and fruit firmness. These parameters are of key ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Size-controlled preparation of ruthenium nanoparticles using polyaromatic amine-containing compounds as hydrogenation nanocatalyst precursors

    Ruthenium nanoparticles stabilised by polyaromatic amine-containing compounds (aminoethylcarbazole, aminoanthracene and aminoanthraquinone) were synthesised in solution using three different preparative methods, namely modified polyol reduction, borohydride reduction and phase-transfer method, respectively. Their product yields, particle sizes and size distributions were compared accordingly. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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