PETRA project

PETRochemical Analyzer

The project seeks to develop a prototype instrument for optical on-line analysis in petrochemical process streams. It will quantify percent-level composition of hydrocarbon mixtures and detect trace-level (parts-per-million) contaminants in an ethylene matrix. Such a product will replace high-maintenance chromatographs.


The result of the project is the development of laser light sources, as well as detection modules with integrated electronics. 

Funding programme type: Eurostars

Grant reference #: 9768

Duration: 36 months

Total budget: 1,393,498 €

Website: PETRA project on ERA-LEARN


IRsweep GmbH (CH), Alpes Lasers SA (CH), Vigo System S.A. (PL)

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