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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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    Paper sorting for the paper industry

    The Paper Industry has high standards for de-inked paper. REDWAVE­ is able to achieve these requirements with the highest precision. For this application, the Near Infrared Spectroscopy system is ideal.

    By REDWAVE - a division of BT-Wolfgang Binder based in Gleisdorf, AUSTRIA.

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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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    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 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 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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    Precision moisture analysis instruments for mercury analysis for industrial hygienists

    Keeping people safe is your calling. But when dealing with a slow-acting neurotoxin like mercury, it can be hard to tell when an environment may be hazardous. In these uncertain situations, trust Jerome®, the most respected name in mercury vapor analysis for nearly 40 years. Our rugged and reliable instruments are designed and built in the USA, so you can be confident that the Jerome will be there when you need it.

    By Arizona Instrument LLC based in Chandler, ARIZONA (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.

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    Precision moisture analysis instruments for mercury detection in mining

    The Jerome family of mercury vapor analyzers makes it easy to comply with MSHA regulations and keep your coworkers safe from mercury vapor. All Jerome analyzers are built in the USA and are tough enough to stand up to the rigors of daily work in a mine. Whether you need a rugged, no-frills mercury analyzer, advanced data management capabilities, ultra-low-level detection, or fixed-point mercury vapor monitoring, there is a Jerome instrument that fits your needs. No matter what you’re mining or where you’re mining it, you can rely on Jerome to provide quick, accurate measurements that have been trusted by some the biggest names in mining for over 30 years.

    By Arizona Instrument LLC based in Chandler, ARIZONA (USA).

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    Gas analysis & monitoring systems for gas purity

    The purity of a gas is an indication of the amount of other gases contained in it. A high purity refers to a low amount of other gases. High purity gas are considered to be of better quality and are generally more expensive. The purity of the gas can be expressed as a percentage or as a decimal fraction. Applications for checking the purity of the gases across different industrial sectors by air separation plants, cryogenic facilities, the quality control of industrial gases to the steel mills, etc.

    By ETG Risorse e Tecnologia S.r.l. based in Montiglio, ITALY.

  • 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. based in Fremont, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Cloud Point of Diesel Fuel #3074

    The Cloud Point of a diesel fuel is the temperature below which wax forms giving the fuel a cloudy appearance. This parameter is an important property of the fuel since the presence of solidified waxes can clog filters and negatively impact engine performance. The traditional laboratory methods for the measurement of Cloud Point are optical in nature, but rely on cooling the fuel for the wax formation to occur. Guided Wave’s process analyzers can measure compositional changes in the fuel that will be directly related to the wax formation and hence the Cloud Point. This note will discuss the use of Guided Wave hardware and software tools for the measurement of the Cloud Point of diesel fuel using fiber optic-based, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR can be applied in real time directly in process.

    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.

  • Positive material identification for the metal alloy industry

    Positive Material Identification is a well accepted analytical materials testing and materials identification technique used within the metal alloy industry. It guarantees the materials chemical composition as required for quality control.

    By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, 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.

  • 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).

  • 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. 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).

  • Cetane Number of Diesel Fuels #3010

    The Cetane number of a diesel fuel is a measure of the ignition properties and is an important specification that must be met during fuel production. The traditional laboratory method for Cetane number determination is the knock engine method in which the fuel is burned and its combustion characteristics compared to known standards. This method is time and labor intensive, and provides no ability for real time control of production. This note discusses the use of Guided Wave hardware and software tools for the measurement of Cetane number in diesel fuel using fiber optic-based, Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR is 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.

    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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