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)