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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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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Hydroptics Kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting took place on December 5th & 6th 2019 at Alpes Lasers premises Neuchâtel, Switzerland. All partners contributed to the meeting with interesting and informative presentations.
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Hydroptics Press release

Neuchâtel (Switzerland). EU funded project “Photonics sensing platform for process optimisation in the oil industry”, in short HYDROPTICS, had its official kick-off meeting on the 5th December 2019. The projects goal is to increase the competitiveness of the EU oil industry sector, by providing high-accuracy oil-in-water analyzer based on state of the art mid-IR light sources and spectroscopy...
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