Spectrophotometry & Spectroscopy

October 11, 2016

This Tuesday, October 11 session of the 2016 Gulf Coast Conference will be held in room 371 D of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

This Tuesday, October 11 session of the 2016 Gulf Coast Conference will be held in room 371 D of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The symposium will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The first presentation of the session (abstract 154) will be given by John Anzelmo of Claisse and is titled “Characterization of Fuel Oil Sample Using Borate Fusion and ICP-OES Analyses.” The presentation will discuss the analysis of contaminants such as nickel, iron, vanadium, silica, alumina, sodium, and copper encountered in the petroleum refining process and will describe a quantitative ICP-OES method for this application.

The session’s next presentation (abstract 91) is titled “Multielement Determination of Lubricants Running ASTM Methods D4951-09 and D5185-13 Using the New PerkinElmer Avio 200 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer” and will be presented by Anthony Palermo of PerkinElmer. The analysis of new and used lubricants for conformity and process control is important in providing a high-quality lubricant, and the ability to measure a wide range of analytes can help avoid equipment damage or too-frequent lubricant changes.

The third presentation in the session (abstract 188) will be given by Dan Pecard of Bruker AXS Inc. It is titled “Analysis of Multielements at Low ppm Level in Oil with Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Spectrometer.” The presentation will discuss multiple methods in which EDXRF is used in the petrochemical industry, including ASTM D4294, ASTM D6481, ASTM D7751, ENISO 20847, and ENISO 8751.

The final presentation in this morning session (abstract 40) is titled “Fiber Optic FTIR Analysis for Raw Material ID and Kinetically Monitoring Reactions” and will be given by Cam MacIsaac of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The topic will include discussion of mid-IR spectroscopic methods that use fiber-optic accessories for remote sampling and collection of kinetic data.