multi-biofuel spectrometer News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Ensuring Accurate, On-Site Biofuels Blend Measurements in Under One Minute

    Globally, governments are putting more emphasis on sustainable energy sources and are creating energy policies that promote the production and use of biofuels.  With the Renewable Fuels Standard-2 (RFS-2), the US set biofuels blending volumes to 12.95 billion gallons for 2010 increasing to 36 billion gallons by 2022.  With similar mandates or guidelines coming from other countries, 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, ...


  • New Website Launched Featuring Products for Wastewater, Biofuels, Ambient Air, and Soot in Lube Oil Measurements

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new website – www.WilksIR.com – focused on providing simple analytical solutions for practical on-site measurements. The website features easy-to-use application specific mid-infrared (mid-IR) analytical instruments – both for qualitative and quantitative measurements. While all Wilks instruments are designed for easy, on-site field or at-line use, they ...


    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, ...


  • Fast, accurate measurement of biodiesel blend ratios

    Since current tax incentives and government regulations are based on % biofuel, it is important to have easy-to-use measurement systems to ensure proper blend ratios. With the portable InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer, from Wilks Enterprise, accurate blend ratio measurements can be obtained in under a minute. The InfraCal Analyzer is rugged, compact, and easy to use by non-technical personnel. ...


    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, on-site percent biodiesel in diesel measurements

    Wilks Enterprise has introduced a portable infrared analyzer for measuring the biodiesel blend ratio. Since tax incentives and government regulations are often based on % biofuel, it is important to have an accurate measurement system. The InfraCal Filtometer is rugged, compact, portable and easy to use by non-technical personnel. It gives a direct readout in % biodiesel allowing the user the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fast, Easy Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel Down to 100 ppm

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, with a flow-through sample system and automated syringe pump that accurately measures biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm in less than five minutes.  This is particularly important for pipeline operators and nuclear power plants as the InfraSpec Spectrometer provides an easy, on-site check to ensure ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Intelligent and Portable Fuel Analysis

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has introduced a new portable and highly versatile FTIR spectrometer for the fully automatic measurement of gasoline, diesel and biofuel blends. The MINISCAN IRXpert is the first completely portable fuel analyzer that combines superior scanning range and resolution with the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy for highest measurement ...

  • Fast and accurate (bio-)fuel analysis with Grabner IROX

    Refineries and regulatory agencies worldwide prefer the GRABNER INSTRUMENTS IROX FTIR-fuel analyzers for fully automatic, fast, reliable and portable fuel testing. IROX measures the entire mid-IR spectrum and provides comprehensive and highly accurate information about fuel composition. More than 30 different components as well as important parameters such as octane and cetane numbers, RVP, ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 33 R&D 100 Awards for 2015

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 33 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed and introduced into the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DEMS technique characterises fuel cell chemistry

    Hiden Analytical announce a new agreement with The University of California, Berkley Laboratory, to produce their novel dual-layer differential electrochemical flow cell for operation with the Hiden HPR-40 DSA membrane inlet mass spectrometer. The combined differential electrochemical mass spectrometry technique (DEMS) is developed for real-time characterisation of ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

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