biofuel spectrometer News

  • New Infrared Analysers For Biofuels

    QUANTITECH LTD is launching two easy-to-use mid-infrared analysers for biofuels analysis aimed at production facilities and fuel blending at distribution centres. The instruments have been specifically designed for on-site analysis and can be operated by users having limited or even no knowledge of infrared analytical techniques. The first - the InfraCal Filtometer - is a low-cost, single ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers for Biofuel Measurements

    South Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2007 -- Wilks Enterprise, Inc. has introduced two easy-to-use mid-infrared analyzers for biofuels analysis for production facilities and for fuel blending at distribution centers. These instruments have been specifically designed for on-site analysis and can be operated by personnel having little or no knowledge of infrared analytical techniques. The first is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Gas/Vapour Monitor for Biofuel Research

    Hiden Analytical introduce a new and novel cuvette-style interface for the Hiden HPR-40 membrane inlet mass spectrometer(MIMS) series. Specifically engineered for the researcher investigating gaseous species generated by algal photo-responsive reactions, the cuvette is engineered to be both flexible and user maintainable and features inert materials throughout. Concentric ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Hiden’s HPR-40 System and Biofuels From Algae

    Algae-based biofuels such as biodiesel or bioethanol, have significant advantages over crop-based biofuels. Algae grow at a significantly faster rate than more complex plants, they have far greater yield per unit area and they can be grown in compact, closed systems. One further advantage is the short lifespan and hence a faster cycle of testing and research into suitable biofuel candidates. It ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

  • Biofuels studies to benefit from better lab test

    Thank sunlight, algae and green plants for the air we breathe, the food we eat and, in the not-too-distant future, the fuels that power our trips by plane, rail and automobile. In a process that is as complex as it is elegant, as breathtaking as it is breath-making, sunlight excites electrons in plant cells setting off a chain reaction that rips apart water to release oxygen and then changes ...

  • Biofuels Blend Ratio and Total Glyceride Measurements using Mid-IR Analysis

    The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, a portable mid -infrared spectrometer that gives spectral, quantitative or qualitative information, for easy, on-site biofuel analyses. With the trend toward alternate fuels, there is a significant increase in biodiesel and ethanol production and the need for easy and accurate analytical measurements. The InfraSpec Spectrometer can measure percent ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable infrared analyzers help ensure biofuel product quality

    The biofuels marketplace is a rapidly growing industry and so is the need for analytical measurement techniques to ensure product quality. Product quality begins at the production facility and extends to the final burn in the engine. Wilks Enterprise, Inc. has recently introduced two portable, easy-to-use mid-IR analyzers for use by producers, distributors, fleet managers, or regulators for such ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comparison Data on Wilks Biofuels Blend Analyzers Conducted by Independent Laboratories

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce the availability of comparison data, done by independent laboratories, on its InfraCal Ethanol and Biodiesel Blend Analyzers and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer. The InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer was tested against an Oxygenate Flame Ionization Detector (O-FID) with comparable results.   The InfraCal Biodiesel (FAME) Blend Analyzer and InfraSpec VFA-IR ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Assuring accurate biofuel blend measurements with portable mid-IR analyzers

    With the public image vacillating between food versus fuel issues and the environmental advantage of biofuels, it is important to keep quality blend standards high in order to further biofuels acceptance. Analytical testing equipment is essential to this goal. Portable mid-infrared analyzers, such as the InfraCal Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise, Inc., offer a quick analytical method to assess the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Aspectrics Showcases New Innovative Biofuels Analyzers at Biodiesel Expo 2007

    Pleasanton, CA – Aspectrics, Inc., the innovator of patented Encoded Photometric Infrared (EP-NIR) and Encoded Photometric Near Infrared (EP-NIR) spectroscopy, will be unveiling the novel EP-NIR 2750 and the innovative EP-NIR 2750i biofuels analyzers. This further extends the Aspectrics range of EP-NIR analyzers developed to respond to scientists’ needs working in process, ...


  • Easy-to-Use Spectrometer Provides On-Site Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel for Emergency Backup Generators

    East Norwalk, CT, Dec. 16, 2011 -- Currently, ASTM Method D975 allows up to 5% biodiesel in diesel fuel without the requirement for biodiesel content labeling.  This presents a major problem for operators of Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) – whether at nuclear power plants or other industrial facilities - as the presence of biodiesel in the fuel can shutdown the EDG.   The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Agilent Technologies Introduces Innovative Handheld FTIR Spectrometer, Bringing Laboratory Performance to the Field

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a next-generation mobile spectroscopy product that is ideal for on-site testing in a broad range of applications, including advanced materials, art, historical objects, geology, agriculture, composites, coatings and polymers. The lightweight, ergonomic ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • New, improved 128 pixel variable filter array IR spectrometer from Wilks Enterprise

    Wilks Enterprise, Inc. has introduced a new InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer with a 128 pixel detector array that provides expanded capabilities and better performance, including 75x increase in signal-to-noise ratio, 1.5x improvement in spectral resolution, and updated calibration wizard with Chemometric PLS capabilities.The InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer represents a new concept in mid-IR ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Easy-to-use portable IR analyzers for biofuels measurements on display at 2010 PITTCON, Booth No. 2510

    Last Fall, transportation of biodiesel through a US pipeline represented a major milestone in the biofuels marketplace. On-site blend analysis was crucial -- both at the beginning of the pipeline and at the end --to ensure it met specifications. These tests were done using the InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer from Wilks Enterprise.While the application of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Aspectrics Showcases Revolutionary New EP-NIR Technology and Previews New Innovative Biofuels Analyzers at ISA Expo 2007

    Houston, TX – Aspectrics, Inc., the innovator of patented Encoded Photometric Infrared (EP-NIR) and Encoded Photometric Near Infrared (EP-NIR) spectroscopy, will be launching the new Aspectrics range of Biofuels analyzers at ISA Expo 2007.  Aspectrics’ EP-NIR analyzers are designed to meet the demands of scientists working in process, food and beverage, biofuels, ambient air monitoring, ...


  • Wilks Launches New Website featuring Products for Oil in Water/Soil, Biofuels, Ambient Air, and Other Application-Specific Measurements

    Wilks – A Spectro Scientific Company is pleased to announce a new website – www.WilksIR.com – focused on providing users with easy-to-use, portable analyzers for a variety of practical on-site measurements. The website features a tab format making it easy to access technical and reference information including application notes, White Papers, videos and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Pending ASTM Biodiesel Blend Method for Filter-Based IR Analyzers

    Currently, Methods D7371 and EN 14078 require FTIR spectrometers for biodiesel blend analysis. Placing expensive equipment at a loading dock to ensure biodiesel blend accuracy is not a preferred choice of terminal operators. In addition to the cost associated with FTIR spectrometers, the level of technical knowledge required to operate them presents another issue. Filter-based infrared analyzers, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Tests Conducted by Major Pipeline Company to Detect Biodiesel in Diesel Fuels with Wilks Biodiesel Analyzer

    Seven weeks of on-site tests were recently completed at a major pipeline company in the Southwest to determine the effectiveness of the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, for detecting biodiesel contamination in diesel fuels about to enter the pipeline. Over 20 different diesel fuels were tested for the presence of biodiesel and if they would cause false positive readings. The testing ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Easy-to-use portable infrared analyzers measure biodiesel and ethanol blend levels in under one minute

    As more countries are looking at reducing foreign oil dependence and using cleaner burning fuels, the amount of ethanol and biodiesel blended into petroleum based fuel is increasing rapidly. Wilks Enterprise has just published a new application data sheet describing a simple method for measuring biofuels blend ratios. With the development of biofuels programs, there is an growing need for ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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