Potential of vis-NIR spectroscopy to monitor the silica precipitation reaction
Rey-Bayle, M. ; Bendoula, R. ; Henrot, S. ; Lamiri, K. ; Baco Antoniali, F. ; Caillol, N. ; Gobrecht, A. ; Roger, J.M.
Type de document
Article de revue scientifique à comité de lecture
Affiliation de l'auteur
IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES SOLAIZE FRA ; IRSTEA MONTPELLIER UMR ITAP FRA ; SOLVAY LYON SAINT FONS FRA ; SOLVAY LYON SAINT FONS FRA ; IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES SOLAIZE FRA ; IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES SOLAIZE FRA ; IRSTEA MONTPELLIER UMR ITAP FRA ; IRSTEA MONTPELLIER UMR ITAP FRA
Résumé / Abstract
Controlling production online is an important issue for chemical companies. Visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy offers a number of important advantages for process monitoring, and has been used since the 1980s. For complex media such as silica precipitation samples, it is interesting to be able to study independently the scattering and absorption effects. From the scattering coefficient it is possible to extract information on the physical structure of the medium. In this work, the physical changes were monitored during a silica precipitation reaction by simple measurement of collimated transmittance NIR spectra. It is shown that it is possible to differentiate samples before and after the gel point, which is a key parameter for monitoring the process. From these NIR spectra the scattering coefficients were simply extracted, allowing a global vision of the physical changes in the medium. Then principal component analysis of the spectra allowed refinement of the understanding of the scattering effects, in combination with particle size monitoring.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol. 409, p. 785 - 796