The EP-IR MultiComponent Analyser, manufactured by Aspectrics, a leadingsupplier of Encoded Photometric Infrared Spectroscopy analysers, was notedat the R&D Magazine awards for its impressive spectral range, its 128photometric channels and the fast scan rate.
According to industry analysts, EP-IR has the potential to replace currently used methods for process monitoring and environmental applications, such as the non-dispersive Infra-Red (NDIR), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and gas chromatographic technologies.
"The system provides FTIR performance or better, at a higher speed, with the cost simplicity and robustness of a simple NDIR system," said John Coates, a consultant and advisor to the instrumentation business.
"It is anticipated that EP-IR will provide an important replacementtechnology for existing FTIR and NDIR systems, and will open up new areas of application based on cost, size and performance considerations."
EP-IR spectrometry is a new rugged, cost effective IR technology forindustrial process monitoring applications, designed to capture fullspectrum information in the infrared region.
This patented technology relies on the postdispersive modulation ofpolychromatic IR light using a high speed rotating encoder disk and a single point detector, to enable ultra fast scanning capability, with 100 scans per minute.
EP-IR MultiComponent analysers are used in chemical, pharmaceutical andbiomedical markets and are suited for various applications including Solvent Processing Streams.
So far the firm has received eight US patent for its new EP-IR technologyand already five major global chemical companies are among its list of newcustomers since its launch last year.