Improving Biofuel Production Through Feedstock Screening by ICP-OES



Webinar Date/Time: Wed, Jun 26, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

Join this webinar to learn why inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) is the preferred technique for inorganic contaminant analysis of biodiesel, as well as to discover the benefits of fully simultaneous and hybrid simultaneous ICP-OES technologies for these applications.

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Event Overview:

With growing concerns about environmental sustainability, interest in biofuels and new energy sources is increasing. Biodiesel, a renewable fuel made from animal or plant fats, is one such option. Since feedstock can originate from a variety of sources, the levels of contaminants cannot be predicted – they must be measured accurately as they arrive at a refinery so that pretreatment can be optimized. In this webinar, you will learn about inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) as the preferred technique for these analyses due to its robustness, its ability to handle viscous organic materials and easily measure sub-ppm concentrations of many elements, and discover the benefits of fully simultaneous and hybrid simultaneous technologies for these applications.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why feedstock pretreatment and screening is important to biodiesel production
  • Gain insight into how ICP-OES instrumentation is utilized in feedstock screening for contaminants affecting catalysts used in biodiesel refining
  • Discover what analytical performance can be delivered by ICP-OES in feedstock quality control

Who Should Attend:

  • Directors, managers and technicians of laboratories conducting inorganic contaminant analyses of biodiesel feedstock


Andrew Rams
Global Product Manager, ICP-OES

Andrew Rams is Global Product Manager for the ICP portfolio at PerkinElmer, joining the company in 2014 as a Field Applications Scientist and moving into his current role in 2021. He received both a B.Sc (2004) and an M.Sc (2008) from the University of Western Ontario. He previously worked with various contract analytical laboratories, travelling to many locations across North America, South America and Africa. During this time, he provided instrument training and assisted in method development and the implementation of standard operating procedures in remote laboratories.

Ken Neubauer
Principal Application Scientist

Ken Neubauer is a Principal Application Scientist with over 26 years of inorganic analysis experience at PerkinElmer, focusing primarily on applications development and support for ICP-OES and ICP-MS technologies. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Ken received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

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