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Application of Raman for Improved Biofuel Processing
The production of various types of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass is nearing the commercial stage both in the US and other countries. However, there is very little process information regarding the link between feedstock properties and the biofuel product quality and yield. Such processing methods utilizing real-time analytics would improve overall process control, quality and yield. While some experimental techniques of the appropriate scale have been developed, high-throughput array-based analysis of carbohydrates, ethanol and other compounds is required before a true process analysis system can be realized.
Raman spectroscopy has the potential to identify and quantitate a multitude of compounds in-situ as reactions proceed. Raman data could be used to determine both the final product concentrations and the rate of reaction for various compounds.
The use of Raman spectroscopy for monitoring fermentation processes to analyze different sugars and lignin containing biomass will be discussed. Specific process challenges regarding naturally occurring fluorescence and optical sampling will be addressed. The goal of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of Raman as an online tool for process development and optimization in the biofuels arena.
AIR DATE: June 24, 2010
Name: Dr. Brian Marquardt
Title: Senior Principal Engineer
Company: Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington