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How Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Helps Reduce Costs up to 90% in the QC Laboratory

LIVE Date:Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Start Time:11:00 AM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) offers significant advantages over conventional approaches. Analysis is non-destructive, simple to use, and requires little or no sample preparation. In addition, time to result is short – multiple parameters such as moisture, viscosity and hydroxyl value can be determined and displayed in less than one minute.

In this webinar, Dr. Nicolas Rühl and Andreas Agerer from Metrohm AG will introduce this fascinating technology and discuss its key benefits. They will also provide implementation guidelines and review several applications from the chemical, petrochemical, and polymer industries.

Key learning objectives:
  • Understanding NIRS: How does it work?
  • Key benefits and limitations
  • How to implement this technology in accordance with ASTM E1655
  • Real-world applications for NIRS

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Speakers

Nicolas Rühl, PhD

Product Manager – Spectroscopy

Metrohm AG

Dr. Nicolas Rühl is a Product Manager at Metrohm AG, working in the Competence Center Spectroscopy since 2015. In this time, he has been in charge of developing the near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy business at Metrohm and supporting NIR development teams by providing market insights and sharing customer needs. Before joining Metrohm, Nicolas received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Julius-Maximilian University in Würzburg, Germany, on single-molecule spectroscopy using Vis-NIR and Raman spectroscopy technologies. Nicolas Rühl is currently attending a 2-years’ Master of Business Administration program, which he will complete at the end of 2020.

Andreas Agerer

Application Specialist – Spectroscopy

Metrohm AG

Andreas Agerer is an Application Specialist at Metrohm AG, working in the Competence Center Spectroscopy since 2018. In this time, he has been responsible for developing near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy methods tailored to new application areas, and supporting sales teams during feasibility studies. Before joining Metrohm, Andreas worked for the company Sunplugged, in charge of optimizing the chemical vapor deposition for thin-film (CIGS) photovoltaic cells. He received his MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck (Austria), on phosphoprotein determination using NIR and IR spectroscopy.
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