VP of Engineering William Franco

William Franco Joins VUV Analytics as Vice President of Engineering

William Franco Joins VUV Analytics as Vice President of Engineering Austin, TX – August 1st, 2018 — VUV Analytics, Inc., the leader in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) absorption spectroscopy, has announced the addition of William Franco as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Franco has an established...

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Events
Sep
19
Wed
SocTrade Conference 2018 @ Gagarinn Hotel
Sep 19 @ 5:31 pm – Sep 21 @ 6:31 pm
SocTrade Conference 2018 @ Gagarinn Hotel | Odesa | Odessa Oblast | Ukraine

Visit SocTrade for their annual conference to learn more about how GC-VUV simplifies GC applications.

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Oct
2
Tue
World of Technology and Science 2018 @ Jaarbeursplein
Oct 2 @ 6:15 pm – Oct 5 @ 7:15 pm
World of Technology and Science 2018 @ Jaarbeursplein | Utrecht | Utrecht | Netherlands

The World of Technology & Science and Industrial Processing trade fairs are integrated into one exhibition: World of Technology & Science 2018. WoTS consists of five generic titles: World of Automation, World of Laboratory, World of Motion & Drives, World of Electronics and Industrial Processing . With this division the branches get their own identity, exhibition program and they focus on their own visitor target groups with interactive exhibition projects and appealing and current seminar topics.

 Visit Interscience in Hall 7 (World of Laboratory) at Booth #7D008 to learn more about VUV Analytics and the VGA Detector.

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Oct
16
Tue
Gulf Coast Conference 2018 @ Moody Gardens Convention Center
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
Gulf Coast Conference 2018 @ Moody Gardens Convention Center | Galveston | Texas | United States

The Gulf Coast Conference is a non-profit organization for the advancement of knowledge in Chemical Analysis Technology associated with Petrochemical, Refining, and Environmental fields.

VUV will have five presentations at GCC:

  • 50 Minute Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis of Gasoline Using Gas Chromatography – Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorption Spectroscopy by James Diekmann – 10/17; 9:30am Daffodil Room
  • Olefin Class Characterization in Gasoline-Range Samples Using Gas Chromatography – Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy by Alex Hodgson -10/17; 1:30pm Exhibit Hall A4
  • Estimating Particulate Matter Index with Fast Gas Chromatography — Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy by Jack Cochran –10/17; 2pm Exhibit Hall A4
  • Using Static Headspace to Detect Methanol in Crude Oil by James Diekmann – 10/17; 10am in Daffodil Room
  • Fast Analysis of Non-Traditional Gasoline Additives with Gas Chromatography – Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy by Ryan Schonert — 10/17; 3:20pm Exhibit Hall A4

Visit the VUV Analytics Booth for further information about our products and application at #823

VUV Analytics is the official Diamond Golf Sponsor of GCC.  To learn more about the golf event please email: catie.clemens@vuvanalytics.com or view the website here.

Webinars
Oct
11
Thu
PetroIndustry News Webinar: GC-VUV Spectroscopy for Analysis of Diolefins and Non-Traditional Gasoline Additives
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PetroIndustry News Webinar: GC-VUV Spectroscopy for Analysis of Diolefins and Non-Traditional Gasoline Additives

ASTM D8071 uses gas chromatography – vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy (GC-VUV) to determine paraffins, isoparaffins, olefins, naphthenes, and aromatics (PIONA), as well as select hydrocarbons and methanol and ethanol, in gasoline.  Run times are less than 35 min followed by automated data processing.  Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, isooctane, naphthalene, and methylnaphthalenes are accurately quantified as individual categories due to their unique VUV absorbance spectra, even if they coelute with other compounds in the short analysis time.

While ASTM D8071 is defined as a “bulk composition” method for automotive spark-ignition fuels, additional specific compounds and compound classes are easily quantified using the same GC conditions if their VUV absorbance spectra allow them to be distinguished from potential interferences.  One example is diolefin determination, including conjugated diolefins that cause fuel stability problems.  Another application is monitoring for non-traditional gasoline additives (NTGAs).  NTGAs researched as octane boosters, e.g., methyl and ethyl acetates, and more exotic bio-derived oxygenates like ethyl levulinate and gamma-valerolactone, and even potentially harmful NTGAs like acetone and N-Methylaniline, are easily analyzed using the GC-VUV conditions employed for ASTM D8071.  Legacy methods like ASTM D6730, Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis (FID), are not easy to adapt for diolefins and NTGAs, since they rely on GC with a non-specific flame ionization detector (FID).

This presentation will review the current scope of ASTM D8071, Determination of Hydrocarbon Group Types and Select Hydrocarbon and Oxygenate Compounds in Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet Absorption Spectroscopy Detection (GC-VUV), and show how the same method conditions can be used to quantify additional compounds of interest.

Key Learning objectives

  • Introduction to vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy as a gas chromatography detector for volatile petroleum hydrocarbons.
  • Fast 33.5-minute determination of paraffins, isoparaffins, olefins, naphthenes, aromatics (PIONA), and select hydrocarbons and oxygenates, in gasolines using gas chromatography – vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy (GC-VUV) with ASTM D8071.
  • Quantitative analysis of conjugated diolefins in gasoline-range samples using the same fast GC-VUV conditions specified in ASTM D8071.
  • Quantitative analysis of harmful and beneficial non-traditional gasoline additives using the same fast GC-VUV conditions specified in ASTM D8071.
  • The power of VUV spectral identification and deconvolution, and automated data processing, for producing accurate results for gasoline-range sample analysis.

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Nov
6
Tue
LCGC Webinar: Pharmaceutical Analysis by GC-VUV
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tune into this LCGC webinar to learn how GC-VUV is being used to provide more rapid and accurate analysis of pharmaceutical products.  Learn more about methods for fast residual solvent analysis, more accurate peak purity, and water determination that is more efficient than Karl Fischer titration.  More broadcast details and the webinar abstract to be posted closer to the event.