PerkinElmer Introduces Two Biodiesel Platforms to Ensure Fuel Quality and Global Regulatory Compliance
Product News Mar 18, 2008
PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences has introduced two new biodiesel platforms at PITTCON® 2008, Booth #2555. The PerkinElmer EcoAnalytix™ Biodiesel Application Platforms are designed to help biodiesel manufacturers ensure the quality of their fuel and meet regulatory compliance for both ASTM and EN standards.
The platforms are part of PerkinElmer’s EcoAnalytix initiative, a collaborative problem-solving initiative that creates application-based solutions to improve business ecosystems while supporting local, regional and global initiatives that contribute to a healthier worldwide ecosystem.
The platforms include the EcoAnalytix Glycerin & Methanol Analyzer for the analysis of free and total glycerin and residual alcohol in biodiesel, the EcoAnalytix Trace Metals Biodiesel Analyzer based on the Optima™ 7000 ICP-Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for testing Group I and Group II metals and phosphorus, and EcoAnalytix FAME Biodiesel Analyzer (for ASTM only) based on the Spectrum™ 100 FT-IR System for analyzing the properties of biodiesel fuel that are determined by structure of its fatty acid methyl esters.
The EcoAnalytix Glycerin & Methanol Analyzer for the analysis of free and total glycerin and residual alcohol features the Clarus® 500 Gas Chromatograph (GC) with an innovative dual oven design for the analysis of both free and total glycerin and residual alcohol.
The company says that the oven design allows laboratories to complete both GC analyses on a single instrument without the need to modify hardware setup; previously two GC instruments or modifications to hardware setup were necessary.
The platforms also include PerkinElmer’s LABWORKS™ Green, a pre-configured software application specifically for the biodiesel industry, application notes, methods standard operating procedures (SOPS) and on-site training.