Many industrial processes occur in difficult-to-access reactors, which are at times, under extreme pressures and/or temperatures. They may also use aggressive chemicals that may be acutely toxic and carcinogenic. At the same time, monitoring the moisture content of these substances is critical to ensure efficient drying, to produce a high-quality starting material and reduce overall operating costs. In practice, samples of the chemicals have to be taken from the process into the lab to be analyzed for moisture by coulometric Karl Fischer titration (KFT), but doing this can be unsafe and restrictive.

Join us during Part 3 of this four-part webinar series as Elena Hagemann and Andrew Tatsch demonstrate a new Process Analytics 4.0 enabling system. Using automation, the sample analysis of the primary method (KFT) is combined with Near-Infrared (NIR) spectral collection in real-time, resulting in a more accurate model with lower detection limits. Using this combined method, moisture measurements can be calibrated down to approximately 5 mg/L and delivered as a turnkey solution for installation in pipelines and reactors.

Catch up with our experts during the live Q&A forum at the end of this presentation and get your questions answered.
  • Learn how NIR Spectroscopy can be used to measure low moisture values in PO.
  • Learn how Process Analytics 4.0 can provide value-added assets for Industry 4.0 projects.
  • Learn how Process Analytic Technology provides information to visualize process control.
Elena Hagemann
Elena Hagemann is an Applications Specialist at Metrohm USA in Riverview, Florida. She earned her Master degree in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at the Applied University of Aalen, Germany, where she completed her studies with her Master thesis focused on Karl Fischer Titration, NIR Spectroscopy and Multivariate Data Analysis. Elena joined the Metrohm Group in August 2013 and started with Metrohm USA in January of 2018, focusing on Raman and NIR Spectroscopy. She performs internal as well as customer training.
Andrew Tatsch
Andrew Tatsch is the Product Manager for Process Spectroscopy at Metrohm USA in Riverview, FL. He has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. Andrew started with Metrohm in May 2022, and spent most of his previous career in R&D and product development of analytical instrumentation.
Scott Jenkins
Senior Editor, Chemical Engineering Magazine
Scott Jenkins has been an editor at Chemical Engineering since 2009. Prior to joining CE, Scott worked in various capacities as a science journalist and communications specialist, reporting and writing on a variety of sectors, including chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and research policy. He also has industry experience as a quality assurance chemist and research experience as a synthetic organic chemist. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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