On the Way to the Alpha Version of the Hydroptics Platform

On the Way to the Alpha Version of the Hydroptics Platform Andreas Genner, Dirk Askamp, Stella Schmode, Wolfgang Ritter QuantaRed Technologies GmbH Making the oil and gas industry more environmentally friendly is a major concern nowadays. Optimizing the involved process streams is crucial to achieve this goal. Different approaches are available to improve the productivity...
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Alpes Lasers product development

One of our key Partner Alpes Lasers is presenting recent advancements in their products of Mid-IR laser market, in particular discussing our project and hinting some directions for future commercialization of the project outputs. Alpes Lasers is responsible for project management of HYDROPTICS and for development of Quantum Cascade Laser single mode and frequency comb...
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EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Spectroscopy and Imaging for Process Monitoring [workshop]

HYDROPTICS was one of the subjects of the workshop, the coordinator of the project was one of the key speakers. The subject of the project was: Anywhere from automotive to pharmaceutical industry process monitoring is a key for safety control, production optimization and automatization. Spectroscopy and imaging are the fundamental technologies enabling in-line and on-line...
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EPIC Photonics Sensors of Safer and Intelligent Oil & Gas Producers [workshop]

HYDROPTICS was one of the subjects of the workshop, the coordinator of the project was one of the speakers. The subject of the project was: The use of photonic technologies is well known at the oil and gas industry as they allow for real-time monitoring of temperatures and pressures in downhole petroleum and geothermal environments...
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Hyperspectral Imaging Of Process Water

Hyperspectral Imaging Of Process Water Thomas Arnold, Martin De Biasio, Tibor Bereczki, Krithika Sayar-Chand Silicon Austria Labs GmbH, Villach, Austria thomas.arnold@ausilicon-austria.com Introduction: Presently, in the process applications at the heart of oil production plants suspended particles and droplets with a size larger than 1 μm are detected using plane-focused imaging systems in process pipes or,...
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Multiphase separation of two liquids

Multiphase separation of two liquids Background: Within HYDROPTICS project, the use of liquid-liquid extraction techniques is of big importance. For such a process the phase separation of different liquids must be investigated. In order to separate the phases of one system, the application of centrifugal force appeared to have a significant impact. Such an application...
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Dual-Comb spectroscopy for oil detection

Dual-Comb spectroscopy for oil detection Background: Detection of oil with single color Distributed Feedback Quantum Cascade Laser (DFB QCL) laser requires a reference sample and/or an auxiliary laser with different color for background determination. With external cavity QCLs this issue is resolved, since the laser wavelength can be tuned by several hundreds of inverse cm,...
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Online oil-in-water detector

Online oil-in-water detection using dual-QCL spectroscopy Background: Industry proven methods for the reliable quantification of oil in water are generally based on absorption measurements. One such method (ASTM D7678) has been standardized by QuantaRed Technologies and employs a conventional extraction method using cyclohexane. (1) A defined amount of water (containing traces of oil) is sampled...
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Photonics21

SCIENTISTS USE PHOTONICS TO MAKE WASTEWATER ECO-FRIENDLY Wastewater will soon become cleaner and less harmful to plants and animals thanks to a new, ultra-sensitive water sensor being developed by European scientists to detect tiny amounts of toxic substances with light. A new laser system to detect minute traces of toxic substances in wastewater is currently...
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