2020 Oral Presentations

The following abstracts have been received and accepted for presentation at the 2020 Gulf Coast Conference. Additional submissions will be added to this list as they are received and accepted.

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Abstract # 116 - Training Course
10/12/2020 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Salon F - Moody Gardens Hotel

ASTM International One Day Course: Diesel Fuel Test Methods - An Overview

Andy Pickard - ASTM International

This 1-day course on test methods for diesel fuel has been especially developed for the Gulf Coast Conference. It draws some material from the regular 3-day ASTM Diesel Fuel Course, and adds specific details about manual and automated test methods that are used to evaluate batches of diesel fuel. Original test methods were manual procedures, and over the past few decades, instrument manufacturers have developed automated instruments to measure many properties.
Questions: Contact Ginger Moore at gmoore@astm.org

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Abstract # 121 - Paper

Deformulation, Comparison, and Distinguishing Nylon Co-Polymer From Blend Mixture using Multiple Modes of Pyrolysis-GC/MS

Rojin Belganeh - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Itsuko Iwai - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Athena Nguyen - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.

Manufacturers use nylon in various applications, such as textile, electronics, automotive, engineering plastics, and fibers. The formulation details of nylon are often not known to the manufacturers.  Companies in later stages in the supply chain have even less information on components.  Therefore, the same part number at a point in the supply chain can result in a polymer part that is not made with the same formulation, yet the apparent polymer properties may seem to be equivalent.  After usage, a failure analysis may be required to determine the chemical details. In this work, Pyrolysis-GC/MS characterizes and compares two lots that seem similar. 

Abstract # 123 - Paper

Characterization and Failure Analysis of Ink samples using Pyrolysis-GC/MS

Rojin Belganeh - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Itsuko Iwai - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Athena Nguyen - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.

Subtle differences in ink formulations are common. In some instances, the product will suddenly be more brittle, easily deformed or fail in routine use. Detailed analyses of the good and bad polymer reveal differences in the additives, the presence of unwanted contaminants or unexpected chemical linkage. All the past methodologies for the determination of organic pigments are based on solvent extraction, filtration, and concentration. These traditional techniques are time-consuming and suffer from analyst-to-analyst variability while producing data of limited value. In this work, Pyrolysis-GC/MS is used to characterize and compare two ink samples while eliminating any solvent extraction or sample pretreatment.

Abstract # 124 - Workshop

The Pyrolysis Workshop

Rojin Belganeh - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Itsuko Iwai - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.
Athena Nguyen - Frontier Laboratories Ltd.

Analytical flash pyrolysis is just the beginning. Today, virtually any material including solids can be chemically characterized using the array of techniques that are designed into the modern-day, multi-mode micro-furnace pyrolyzer. Pyrolysis adds a new dimension to chromatography as a sample introduction technique for GC and GC/MS. Attendees will learn when and how to use different modes of operations in Pyrolysis-GC/MS technique, such as Evolved Gas Analysis, Thermal Desorption, Heart-Cutting, or Pyrolysis; all with the same system. Potential, new and existing users of Frontier Labs’ Multi-functional Pyrolyzer products are encouraged to attend. No prior experience needed.

Topics:  

· “Method Map” for material characterization of virtually any sample: Step by step guidelines on chemical composition analysis

·  Applications: deformulation, failure, contamination, polymers & additives analyses in various industries, such as oil shale, rocks, biomass, rubber, plastics, paint, and coatings

·  Data Interpretation Hands-on Workshop using F-Search engine libraries for polymers, additives, and EGA thermograms

·  System maintenance and discussion session