How We Turned a Static Optics FTIR Spectrometer into a Universal Analyzer for Pulping

How We Turned a Static Optics FTIR Spectrometer into a Universal Analyzer for Pulping

Virtual Webinar
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 to Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Sponsored by: Keit Industrial Analytics

11AM - 12PM (ET)

Continuous, on-line and real time measurement of the pulping process remains difficult to achieve. Previous attempts using technology such as near infrared (NIR) have been challenging to implement. In this webinar we’ll introduce the use of static optics Fourier transform mid infrared (FTIR) as significantly more stable, easier to install, and informative technology. We’ll explain the differences between NIR and FTIR, and why FITR is a much more informative choice. We’ll explain why it’s not been possible to use FTIR in a mill until now, and what makes static optics different. Lastly, we’ll give detailed examples in white, green and black liquor analysis with real world data.

Who Should Attend

Typical Job Titles 

  • Mill Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Subject Matte Expert 
  • Research Fellow

Type of Company

  • Pulp Producers

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Understand the difference between NIR and FTIR, and the difference between static optics and conventional FTIR
  2. Understand how static optics FTIR would work in their mill and the use case for on-line, real time measurement

Which TAPPI Divisions and Committees should attend the webinar?

  • Pulping
  • Process Control

Sponsored by:  Keit Industrial Analytics  


Dan Wood, CEO of Keit Spectrometers

Dan Wood is the CEO of Keit Spectrometers based near Oxford, England.  Receiving his MSc in Engineering & Economics from the University of Oxford, Dan has spent his career developing and implementing strategies to further the advancement of technology in the life sciences.  Dan has held executive level positions at several optics and photonics-based technology companies in the UK and the US.

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