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Small instruments and mobile phone-based analytical methods save time and improve data quality of point-of-sampling analyses. Quality and regulatory requirements have been creating an increasing need to monitor production processes in food and beverage production and in water processing. From an economic perspective, in-process testing is a valuable checkpoint to ensure that production processes are running smoothly, i.e. that product composition is consistent with desired values in terms of...

View 13:00:00 27 Sep 2022

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Non-traditional gasoline additives (NTGAs) like ethyl acetate are being researched as beneficial octane-booster replacements for ethanol and methyl tert-butyl ether. Other octane-enhancing NTGAs, including acetone and N-methylaniline which can degrade automobile engine performance, are sometimes used illegally in gasolines outside the United States and Europe. Unfortunately, monitoring programs relying on ASTM D6730 (Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis) and ASTM 6839 (Multidimensional Gas Chromatog...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Today's quality control labs face high regulatory and financial pressures. International and national regulations (e.g. ASTM D6667, D5453, D5762, D7457 etc.), set high standards for the labs and especially in industry and contract labs - analysis has to be affordable in order to keep a competitive pricing for final products and offered services. Additionally, complex sample matrices make even routine S/N/Cl/C determinations difficult and the amount of samples that have to be analyzed in th...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

The petrochemical and chemical industries are facing new challenges. Extended focus, new legislation, regulations and better standards have been presented by governments and regulators for air quality management. New solutions are now required to provide high sensitivity, low detection limit, continuous and spatial monitoring as a real time control and prevention tool for fugitive emissions. In order to meet these challenges, automation of remote sensing technology based on Open-Path FTIR...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) is the most widely used marine fuel at this time and only a comparable small part is used for oil-fired power plants. It is derived from the residue after crude oil distillation and is characterized by a high viscosity, and requires heating for storage, pumping and burning. A critical factor is the high amount of e.g. sulfur and other heteroatomic compounds. Because of environmental and health implications the limits for e.g. sulfur has decreased constantly from max. 1.5%...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

BTEX compounds (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) are a group of Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs) that are responsible for various environmental and human health problems. The key sources of VOCs are industrial processes (especially those involving solvents) vehicle emissions, leakage in underground storage tanks, pipeline leaks, surface spills, refinery facility leaks, vehicle and aircraft emissions, paints and adhesive Accurate and reliable BTEX testing is crucial not only in pr...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Structural elucidation of hydrocarbon classes, heteronates impurities and functional biomarkers in petroleum products are always in high demand. Sheer number of compounds in petrochemicals sample quickly exceeds the available peak capacity of single-column GC techniques. Consequently the use of multidimensional separation techniques is almost invariably required. Despite the superior separation afforded by GCxGC, the identification of individual compounds in complex petrochemicals remains cha...

View 09:00:00 22 May 2019

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) is a group that compromises more than 3000 different substances that are extensively used in a broad range of applications and products. Many PFASs are extremely persistent in the environment and the human body and can accumulate over time. As a consequence it is estimated that a large number of water utilities in the US are contaminated by PFASs. The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the methodology and challenges regarding anal...

View 11:00:00 05 Dec 2018

An analytical testing laboratory in Spokane, Washington was poised for growth in a relatively new industry. However, the team quickly recognized that, with continued growth, they would need to look for ways to enhance the efficiency of their workflow.  To address known, and perhaps unknown, issues, the team decided to consult with Agilent. Agilent, the maker of the lab’s analytical instruments, is known for assembling complete workflows and for its expertise in lab management, gained o...

View 16:00:00 13 Nov 2018

This eLearning session is for anyone analyzing residual solvents or interested in quantitative GC-Headspace analyses.         GC-Headspace is a powerful technique for the analysis of volatile compounds in neat samples or in a variety of matrices. A major use of GC-Headspace is the analysis of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as intermediates and excipients for the presence of residual solvents that may be left over from the manufacturing process. The sample that is analyzed by this t...

View 15:00:00 15 Mar 2018

A Recently developed, free to use, web-based computer program has been employed to accelerate Gas Chromatography (GC) method development by direct simulation of the chromatographic process. The program makes use of a highly accurate time-summation modeling approach, coupled with large libraries of data to provide absolute retention time predictions within 1% of those obtained from experiment.  The user is able to directly control every parameter of the chromatography being modeled includi...

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International Labmate 47.6 - Sept 2022

September 2022

In This Edition Chromatography Articles - Eco-Friendly RP-HPLC Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy Articles - Occurrence of PFAS in a variety of fish species from the Baltic Sea and freshw...

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