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Wastewater Analysis

Wastewater from industrial uses poses both environmental and human consumption issues. Hazardous chemicals can cause various issues including carcinogenic, mutagenic, or fatal results. Monitoring the wastewater to ensure it is in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines allows for the safe discharge of water. 

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Wastewater Monitoring

There are numerous contaminants that are found in wastewater that negatively affect the environment or human health. Some of these dissolved materials include selenium, nitrates, or chromium complexes. tec5USA solution to monitoring these solutes includes a wide range of sensors covering from the deep UV to the NIR. Chemometric analysis of the analytes of interest allows for the accurate control of the contaminants and ensure proper discharge in accordance with regulations.

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    Typical applications include white light interference for thin film analysis, UV absorption of proteins for quantitative analysis, colorimetry, impurity detection in water, cleaning validation for API manufacturing, polymerization inhibitor monitoring, electroplating bath monitoring....

    The spectroscopic methodology is determined by which parameters are important to monitor during a process. For example, if you want to monitor protein concentration in a bioreactor, in which the biosynthesis takes place in an aqueous medium, then you likely would want to use Raman spectroscopy for the application, as water does not contribute to the Raman signal. Alternatively, if moisture content is important, water has very strong absorption in the NIR due to several vibrational and combination modes that can be monitored; water is transparent in the UV and visible spectral region. Understanding which chemical is important as there could be various factors that influence the choice of methodology....

    NIR spectroscopy is utilized across a variety of industries for qualitative and quantitative product analysis. Typical industries include Chemistry, Pharmacology, Food Feed & Beverage, Agriculture, and others. NIR spectroscopy is well suited for species containing C-H, N-H & O-H bonds, making it a wide-range technology for a variety of applications such as moisture, fat, oil, alcohol, APIs, polymers, etc....

    Raman spectroscopy is a technique which is used for several markets. These industries include Oil and Gas, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Petrochemistry and many others. Due to the high selectivity of Raman spectroscopy, it is a powerful tool for many applications including, hydrocarbon analysis, bioreactor protein monitoring, crystallization monitoring, API concentration, polymer identification, surfactant analysis, natural gas components and several others....

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