NIR Analyses Articles

  • The Effect of Feedstocks on InfraRed Blend Measurements

    IR can be a simple, effective way to measure biodiesel blend ratios from a variety of feedstocks BY SANDRA RINTOUL With biodiesel hitting a new production record of 823 million gallons through October and expected to reach 1.28 billion by 2013, more biodiesel will ultimately be blended into our diesel fuel. This boom in production has opened the doors to a number of potential biodiesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Sorting plant for domestic waste and light packagings, location: Spain

    Task Automation of the excisting sorting line for light packagings and optimisation of the processing  line for domestic waste (organic part).  The throughput rates of both lines shall be  considerably increased upgrading the quality  of the compost and recovering a higher proportion of light packagings at the same  time. Solution ...


  • Removing Uncertainty

    A number of economic situations such as increased crude oil prices, political unrest in oil producing countries, government subsidies, and technological improvements in ethanol production, have led to increased use of ethanol in automotive fuel. Ethanol is also added to automotive fuel as an oxygenate, octane enhancer and a fuel extender or petrol substitute. It Is the most widely used renewable ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Laser-based 2D and 3D nanomanufacturing for plasmonic applications

    Growing interest in the field of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) comes from a rapid advance of nanostructuring technologies. The application of two-photon polymerisation technique for the fabrication of dielectric and metallic SPP-structures, which can be used for localisation, guiding, and manipulation of SPP waves on a subwavelength scale are studied. This technology is based on non-linear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Near-infrared spectroscopic assessment of contamination level of sewage

    We examined the use of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a rapid technique for the evaluation of sewage quality. Influent water samples, primary sedimentation tank water samples, and final effluent water samples were collected from sewage treatment facilities in Nagoya, Japan and their NIR spectra obtained. Partial least squares (PLS) models for total phosphate (TP), total nitrogen (TN), ...


    By IWA Publishing

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