Bioethanol – Challenges and Solutions for Monitoring of Trace Metals, Sulfur, Chlorine, and Nitrogen along the Value Chain

Content and goals of the Web Seminar

Duration: ~60 min
Language: English
Angela Gröbel, Product Manager Combustion Elemental Analysis, Analytik Jena 
Sudheer Kumar Reddy, Lead Specialist Applications Spectroscopy, Analytik Jena 
Mani Ananthan, Product/Industry Manager Element Analysis, Analytik Jena 

Over the past decade, bioethanol production has more than doubled due to increasing demand from the transportation sector. The production of bioethanol from renewable raw materials has great potential to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector.  
When used as a fuel, ethanol undergoes the same stringent controls for sulfur and trace metals as fossil fuels. Analysis standards and product specifications such as ASTM D4806, D5798, DIN EN 15376, and DIN EN 15293 are used to ensure compliance with these limits. It is therefore important to quickly and precisely monitor metals and nonmetals throughout the production process. Discover how ICP-OES and combustion elemental analysis can be used to handle challenges posed by matrix properties, high organic loads, and widely varying element concentrations. 
Join our web seminar to learn how to analyze metals and relevant nonmetal elements such as sulfur, nitrogen, and chlorine in various matrices and stages of the production process. The value chain spans from feedstock assessment, to process safety and optimization, to using ultra-pure ethanol as fuel or feedstock for further processing in other industries. 

This web seminar will highlight:

  • How to reliably and repeatably analyze matrix independent solid, liquid, and very light volatile organic samples 

  • How to significantly save on sample preparation and method optimization 

  • How to achieve a measurement range from sub-ppb to %