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    AutoChem - Process Development and Scale-Up

    Process Development in the chemical industry requires a profound and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved and is governed by a triangular relationship between `Economy - Safety - Environment`.

    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc based in Greifensee, SWITZERLAND.

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    SF6 Leak Detection

    Monitoring Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in the Power Utility Industry. Monitoring Sulfur Hexafluoride in the Power Utility Industry The SF6 Leak Detector 3434i from LumaSense offers an unmatched combination of performance and convenience. Based on the company’s Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) technology, the system offers highly accurate, reliable and stable quantitative gas analysis and detection. The growing environmental requirements and pressures regarding the use of SF6 make LumaSense’s system a coveted tool designed for everyday use. The system is able to measure the total concentration of the SF6 gas in an enclosed area, where the switchgear (or other SF6 filled equipment) is tested. Although only the total amount leaked is required by today’s standards, it is also advantageous to be able to pin point the leaks. This makes it easier to improve the integrity of the equipment. The SF6 Leak Detector system meets all of requirements for confined area such as substation Monitoring.

    By LumaSense Technologies, Inc. based in Santa Clara, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Identification of rubber

    INTRODUCTION

    Rubber is a material that is widely used in all kinds of human activity. Rubber properties are modified by addition of chemical substances and ingredients causing physical and chemical modifications. The ingredients modify rubber hardness, durability and impact st rength; increase its resistance to wearing, oils, oxygen, solvents, heat, and cracking, which makes rubber more suitable for the use in various application areas.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Identification of drugs and medicines

    INTRODUCTION

    At present, pharmacology, being an integral part of medical science, shows rapid development resulting in the discovery of ever growing number of new drugs and medicines. Hence, quality control and identification of drugs acquires vital importance as the number of counterfeited products inconsistent with Pharmacopoeia concurrently increases with the introduction of new numerous drugs. Identification of the drugs is necessary to reject the products that not only lack the required medicinal properties but might be hazardous to human health.

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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    Laboratory instruments solutions for polymer and plastics industry

    Synthetic polymers and plastics are a mainstay of modern life. Because of their versatility and physical properties, plastics and polymers have conquered nearly every aspect of human activity: airplanes and cars, packaging of all kinds, medical devices and products, electronics, and countless more – without high-quality and high-tech plastics most products we use today in everyday life would look very different. Polymer production is a demanding process in which high-purity raw materials undergo complex reactions and are turned into polymers, resins, rubbers, and gums. To make sure that the products meet the specifications, the materials and processes have to be monitored along the entire production chain. This makes the use of specific and highly accurate analytical techniques indispensable. We at Metrohm are committed to providing the instrumentation and know-how you need to solve your analytical challenges in polymer analysis.

    By Metrohm AG based in Herisau, SWITZERLAND.

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    Analytical instruments for atomic spectroscopy

    Besides Mass Spectrometry, a further variety of analysis techniques are categorized as atomic spectroscopy. Analysis techniques which use inductively coupled plasma (ICP), such as ICP-OES and ICP-MS, are among these. With increasing environmental awareness backed by regulations, an increasingly important use of atomic spectroscopy techniques is in mercury analysis. Achieving a high mass flow control performance, e.g. high repeatability or an excellent turn-down ratio, is a prerequisite to achieve a high analyzer performance. For this, a number of Axetris customers rely on our products while designing such systems.

    By Axetris Ag based in Kaegiswil, SWITZERLAND.

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    Analytical and measuring instruments of life science solutions industry

    Shimadzu`s Life Science solutions are designed to help accelerate life science research by integrating novel chemistry with innovative technology to enable life science researchers to automate and accelerate their laboratory workflows. Shimadzu brings together technologies and tools that help you successfully interrogate your biological sample. Whether it is a gel-based experiment for understanding protein expression, characterizing differences in metabolites in patient studies, or imaging tissue using mass spectrometry, Shimadzu can help you with your discovery, validation and translation challenges.

    By Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc based in Columbia, MARYLAND (USA).

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    Analytical instruments for gas chromatography

    Gas Chromatography requires a stable repeatable flow of the carrier gas with negligible temperature drift. The Axetris MFC provides excellent control of the gas flow resulting in sharp peaks and high resolution of the chromatograms. Multiple calibrations allow the control of Helium, Hydrogen or Nitrogen. Due to the high turn down ratio of 1000:1 and more, a broad range of flows can be controlled.

    By Axetris Ag based in Kaegiswil, SWITZERLAND.

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    Analytical and measuring instruments of ceramics, metals, mining industry

    Geochemical Analysis: Applied geochemical analysis is of value to geologists, mining engineers, metallurgists, and geochemists and requires reliable instrumentation capable of accurate analysis in complex matrices. Whether looking for trace levels of precious metals, doing geochemical exploration on thousands of samples, or assaying concentrates or final product Shimadzu provides instrumentation that fits your needs.

    By Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc based in Columbia, MARYLAND (USA).

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    Continuous emissions monitoring for steel plant

    The nature of steel manufacturing processes places severe limitations on the monitoring methods that can be used. Aggressive environments combined with high levels of particulates and gases make the choice very limited.

    By Opsis AB based in Furulund, SWEDEN.

  • Rapid Composition Monitoring of Raw Li-ion Battery Electrode Materials Using the J200 LIBS Instrum

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) provides real-time analysis of the raw materials for the Li-ion battery electrode in both powder and pressed pellet form. Please see our website to request this application note: appliedspectra.com

    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Rapid Analysis of Mining Samples Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers many attractive analytical advantages with respect to other techniques for the mining industry. LIBS can detect elements from H – Pu, which includes non-metals, such as H, N, F, and O, along with high sensitivity for lighter elements (B, Li, C, K, Ca, Mg, Al, Si, etc.) Please see our website to request this application note: appliedspectra.com

    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Depth Profile Analysis of Solid State Li-Ion Battery Device by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

    This technical note highlights the ability of Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to perform depth-profiling analysis of key elements that represent the chemical makeup of important Li-ion battery components. Request this application note at http://appliedspectra.com/applications/application-notes.html

    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Fluorine Analysis Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

    This technical note demonstrates the use of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as an alternative technique for F analysis, which remains challenging for ICP based techniques. Request this application note at http://appliedspectra.com/applications/application-notes.html

    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Percent Aromatics in Gasoline #3008

    The aromatic content of gasoline determines many of its combustion properties. Since it also impacts the environmental characteristics of the fuel it is desirable to have accurate measurements of this parameter. The traditional analytical method for measuring aromatics is either gas chromatography (GC) or an older method entitled fluorescent indicator adsorption (FIA), both of which are time and labor intensive. This note will discuss the use of Guided Wave hardware and software tools for the measurement of % aromatics in fuel products using fiber optic-based, Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR can be applied in real time directly in process monitoring or as a laboratory procedure. In either case NIR is a time and money saving alternative to traditional methods. Request Application Note #3008

    By Guided Wave, Inc. based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Measurement solution for Perflurocarbon (PFC) emissions from aluminium industry

    The aluminium industry is the major source of perflurocarbon (PFC) emissions to the atmosphere, which are a major contributor to global warming. PFCs have greenhouse gas effects up to 10000 times that of CO2. Emissions have been reduced over the last 20 years, but further reductions are harder to achieve as all the mechanisms for PFC production are not known. In order to better understand the production of PFC on an industrial level, laboratory studies have been carried out using a small scale cell.

    By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Measurement solution for measuring total VOC via FTIR

    Current Total VOC Measurements

    The most common, and current standard, method for measuring Total Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) is the use of a Flamed Ionisation Detector (FID). This gives a representative value of the total carbon content of a gas stream, as the FID cannot tell which specific organic compounds are present.

    By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Quantitative Analysis of Steel Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

    For steel analysis, LIBS is ideal for rapid QC (quantitative analysis and detection of contaminants) for raw materials in production, and to check the elemental composition of finished products. LIBS also offers the ability to analyze slag samples that can lead to the recovery of precious metals lost in the steel production process. Request this application note at http://appliedspectra.com/applications/application-notes.html

    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Octane Number of Gasoline using NIR Spectroscopy #3012

    When every second counts and performance is on the line Guided Wave's NIR analyzers allow for easy measurement of octane numbers in gasoline and refinery production units using fiber optic -based, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. *Fast and reliable measurement of the octane number of gasoline (RON & MON). * Control gasoline production in real-time directly with in process monitoring. * Certify gasoline meets specification before release. *Gain significant improvements in process control. *Minimize the need for laboratory sample collection and the labor intensive "knock engine" method. The measurement of the octane number of gasoline using NIR spectroscopy is both fast and reliable utilizing Guided Wave analyzers. Results are available in real-time (seconds) for multiple parameters in complex streams. Request Application Note #3012

    By Guided Wave, Inc. based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Hydroxyl Number in Polyols (OH#) #3013

    The use of polymeric polyols is commonplace in the manufacturing of polyurethanes and other specialty polymers. The hydroxyl number (OH#) is a measure of the concentration of the hydroxyl groups on the polyol. This is an important parameter to monitor and control during polyol production. The laboratory method that is commonplace for hydroxyl number determination is both time consuming and involves the use of hazardous materials. This note will discuss the use of Guided Wave hardware and software tools for the measurement of hydroxyl number in polyols using fiber optic-based, Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR can be applied in real time directly in process or as a laboratory procedure. In either case NIR is a time and money saving alternative to traditional methods. NIR also offers the benefit of increased safety over traditional methods. For well established process measurements, a Guided Wave ClearView® db multi-wavelength photometer can be used to achieve similar results.

    By Guided Wave, Inc. based in Rancho Cordova, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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