By using a Bruker FTIR spectrometer ALPHA with a flow through cell a fast and accurate analysis of the FAME content in diesel according to DIN EN 14078 is possible. Due to a robust instrumental setup, simple sample preparation and a user-friendly measurement procedure the analysis can even be performed by untrained users. Typically, the IR-analysis takes less than two minutes per sample. In combination with an autosampler also larger sample numbers can be measured fully automated.
Bruker's FT-NIR spectrometers can be used in the bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel industry for the many essential applications.
Monitoring incoming grain: moisture, starch, fat and protein contents
Fermentation monitoring: ethanol, glucose, starch, glycerol, lactic acid and other carbohydrates in fermented mash.
Dry house operations: moisture, protein, fat, fiber and ash content in DDGS
QC analysis of by-products: percent solids in syrup.
Analysis of incoming oils, fats or seeds for free fatty acids (FFA), moisture and oil content
Monitoring the transesterification step and other processes online and 24/7
Quality control & blend verification of the finished product
Testing the valuable by-products like glycerin, fertilizer or animal feed