Analysis of Hydrocarbons in Waste Plastic Process Oils using ASTM D8519



Webinar Date/Time: Tue, Dec 12, 2023 11:00 AM EST

Unlock the future of sustainable solutions! Join us for an exclusive webinar highlighting how Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (GC-VUV) is revolutionizing the evaluation of pyrolysis oils, paving the way for precise identification and quantification of hydrocarbons from plastic waste.

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Event Overview:

Plastic waste is recognized as a significant environmental challenge but also an opportunity. Many organizations are actively involved in recycling plastic waste and using pyrolysis technologies to convert it into usable petrochemical feedstocks. The output of this process is challenging to evaluate with analytical approaches used for traditional hydrocarbon streams. This presentation will introduce a new standard method—ASTM D8519—that utilizes Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (GC-VUV) to provide accurate identification and class-based quantification of hydrocarbons in pyrolysis oils over a broad carbon number range.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Participants will gain insights into the environmental challenges posed by plastic waste and the importance of addressing them. This objective aims to provide a foundational understanding of the significance of plastic waste as a global environmental issue.
  • Attendees will learn about the role of pyrolysis technologies in recycling plastic waste and converting it into usable petrochemical feedstocks. This objective focuses on exploring the potential solutions and opportunities that arise from innovative technologies in managing plastic waste.
  • Participants will be introduced to the ASTM D8519 standard method and the use of Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (GC-VUV) for accurate identification and class-based quantification of hydrocarbons in pyrolysis oils. This objective aims to equip attendees with specific knowledge and skills related to the evaluation of outputs from pyrolysis processes using advanced analytical techniques.

Who Should Attend

  • Analytical chemists
  • Analytical managers
  • R&D scientists
  • Quality Control personnel
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Individuals who work or oversee instrumentation/laboratory testing,
  • Pyrolysis oil manufacturers


Sean Jameson
Senior Vice President of Business Development
VUV Analytics

Sean Jameson has more than 25 years of metrology experience, specializing in optical and x-ray-based technologies used for material characterization, yield engineering, and process diagnostics. He has held positions of CEO and VP of Sales at Metrosol, VP of Sales and Marketing at Jordan Valley Semiconductor and other technical and management positions at KLA-Tencor, Tencor Instruments, Prometrix Corp., and SEMATECH. Sean received his BS degree in Physics from Texas State University.

Alex Hodgson
Applications Manager
VUV Analytics

Alex Hodgson is the Applications Manager at VUV Analytics, Inc. In his 7+ years at VUV, he has been instrumental in research focused on fuels analysis, including ASTM D8267 (jet fuel), D8368 (diesel), and D8369 (VHA), as well as EN17734 (EU gasoline). He also leads the charge in the creation of the first ever ASTM method for recycled plastics feedstocks, D8519. Prior to coming to VUV Analytics, Alex was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where his research focused on tobacco exposure biomarkers. He earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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