Wednesday Morning Session: Energy, Petroleum, and Biofuels: Advances in Sample Preparation and MS Interface Design

Jun 17, 2014

This Wednesday morning session (WOA) will take place in Exhibit Hall AB from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Mark Lowenthall of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will preside.

The first talk in this session is titled “Combining Metal Ion Complexation and Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry for the Selective Analysis of Nitrogen Compounds in Asphaltenes.” Wolfgang Schrader of the Max-Planck Inst. für Kohlenforschun in Mülheim / Ruhr, Germany will present.

Next, Mckay Easton of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana will present. Easton’s talk is titled “A Combined Experimental and Computational Study on the Reaction Pathways of Fast Pyrolysis of Cellobiose.”

Michael T. Cheng of Chevron Research in Richmond, California will talk next. Cheng’s presentation is titled “Detailed Characterization of Crude Oil and Its Fractions, Is Mass Spectrometry Sufficient?”

After Cheng, Steven M. Rowland of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida will present. Rowland’s talk is titled “Separation-Enhanced Characterization of Oxygenated Petroleum Compounds by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FT-ICR MS).”

Arne Ulbrich of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin is next with a talk titled “Characterization and Quantification of Fermentation Inhibitors in Biomass Hydrolysates for Biofuel Production.”

Aviv Amirav of Tel-Aviv University in Tel-Aviv, Israel and Aviv Analytical Ltd. will present the last talk in this session. Amirav’s talk is titled “Isomer Distribution Analysis for Improved Hydrocarbon Mixtures Characterization.”