Get to the core of understanding the power of spectroscopy for chemical recovery & stickies monitoring

Spectroscopy has the power to directly observe chemicals present in a sample. Monitoring chemical concentrations from on-line analysis is recognized as having the potential for significant impact on a range of pulp & paper processes; for example, improving chemical recovery efficiencies, or enabling real-time stickies monitoring. However, not all spectroscopies are the same. The most robust techniques – such as NIR – can be used on-line but tend to have low information levels. The more informative – such as FTIR – are unfortunately more fragile and need to be lab based inhibiting the ability for real-time measurements. A third option, the IRmadillo on-line FTIR, crosses the robustness of NIR with lab-based performance of an FTIR.

Product & Applications Manager (Keit Spectrometers), Dr. Jonathon Speed will host the Power of spectroscopy for chemical recovery & stickies monitoring webinar held Tuesday, January 18th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) to discuss many different things, including, the chemistry involved with monitoring reduction efficiency and stickie formation and efforts to analyze them on-line.

Topics to cover:

  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. Examine the basic chemistry involved in monitoring reduction efficiency and stickies formation
  5. 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

Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, being of particular interest to Chemical Process Engineers, Process Improvement Engineers, and Directors/Managers Operational Excellence. Reserve your space today!

Meet Presenter:

Dr. Jonathon Speed
Product & Applications Manager
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 organizations 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.

Don’t wait, reserve your place now for the Power of spectroscopy for chemical recovery & stickies monitoring webinar held Tuesday, January 18th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT).

Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required.
Reserve your space today!

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