Contract Research

VibSpec has experience with feasibility studies and contract research for large as well as small projects in the area of vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics.

An example of a successful three year project is the development of a method to predict physical and chemical properties of crude oils. This was achieved by using vibrational spectroscopy and chemometrics. The result of the close cooperation between Utrecht University, Shell Global Solutions and VibSpec are scientific papers[1-4], a patent application[5] and a thesis[6]. A software package has been developed by VibSpec Software B.V. that will allow the user to predict properties like viscosity, sulphur content and density of crude oils and their blends.

The measurement of active pharmaceutical ingredients and the interpretation of the near infrared (NIR) and Raman spectra for the RIVM is an example of a pharmaceutical project accomplished by VibSpec. Furthermore VibSpec performs pilot studies and measurements for industrial production facilities and governmental research institutes.

1. Appl. Spectrosc., 62 (2008) 414-422
2. Energy & Fuels, 23 (2009) 2164–2168
3. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 51 (2009) 205-212
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Energy & Fuels, 24 (2010) 557-562
5. PTC patent application WO 2008/135411 filed by Shell
6. Dissertation P. de Peinder (2009)