Power of Spectroscopy in Chemical Recovery & Stickies Monitoring: How the IRmadillo gives real time and on-line analysis for pulping and paper making Webinar

Power of Spectroscopy in Chemical Recovery & Stickies Monitoring: How the IRmadillo gives real time and on-line analysis for pulping and paper making Webinar

Virtual Webinar
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Sponsored by Keit Spectrometers

11AM - 12PM (ET)

The majority of analytical techniques use simple parametric measurements – i.e. pH or temperature probes – that allow you to infer the progress or state of a process, but not directly measure the chemicals at play. Spectroscopy is different – it directly observes chemicals present in the sample, but not all spectroscopies are the same. The most robust techniques – such as NIR – tend to have low information levels. The more informative – such as FTIR – are more fragile and need to be lab based, which doesn’t help on-line measurement.

The IRmadillo is different. It has the performance of a lab FTIR instrument but the robustness of an on-line NIR instrument. Here we’ll talk about what makes it different, and more importantly how it can be used to measure chemicals and properties of interest (i.e. reduction efficiency in chemical recovery for pulping, or sizing additives in paper making) as well as more difficult to measure concepts such as spotting “stickies” formation early enough to fix! We will describe how an advancement in analytical technology enables process optimization through real-time information for improved process monitoring and control in both pulp and paper mills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the current top challenges with capturing on-line chemical concentration analysis in pulp and paper manufacturing
  2. Describe the fundamentals of spectroscopy to enable process optimization in pulp and paper manufacturing
  3. Distinguish strengths and weaknesses of near-infrared (NIR) and mid-infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies as in-process analytical techniques
  4. Assess how the IRmadillo and on-line spectroscopy can address analytical issues with real-time information for improved chemical recovery, monitoring the formation of stickies and overall process optimization

Which TAPPI Divisions and Committees should attend the webinar?

  • Engineering
  • Independent Technical Committees
  • Paper and Board
  • Process & Product Quality
  • Process Control
  • Pulp Manufacture

Audience (Who Should Attend): 

Pulp and Paper Mill

  • Chemical Process Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Process Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Director/Manager Operational Excellence
  • Director/Manager Process Excellence
  • VP/Dir Operations

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Sponsored by: Keit Spectrometers

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Dr. Jonathon Speed

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Keit Spectrometers
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Dr Jonathon Speed CChem is the Product and Applications Manager at Keit Spectrometers. Receiving both his Masters and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK, Dr Speed has authored multiple publications in the field of vibrational spectroscopy for professional organisations including the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). His areas of expertise include nanotechnology, spectroscopy and the use of chemometrics to monitor and control industrial processes. He has published eight patents in the field of surface science. His most recent experience is in the use of FTIR spectroscopy to improve efficiency and safety for a range of industrial applications such as: pulp and paper manufacturing, fermentation, metals refining and fats & oils refining.

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Sponsored by: Keit Spectrometers

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