Hanby PetroAnalysis Introduces Hanby CRS (Chemical Reaction Spectrophotomerty):
The Hydrocarbon ID is a portable device that is a combination of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. The device is field ready for both the Environmental and Oil & Gas Industry"
Hanby PetroAnalysis has developed a new method for fingerprinting of hydrocarbons including crude oils; Hanby Chemical Reaction Spectrophotometry. The New Hydrocarbon ID is a field device that utilizes a chemical reaction and a spectrometer to get a spectral curve or fingerprint of the hydrocarbon for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. This is a totally new platform and field ready technology to finger print hydrocarbons for both the oil & gas industry and the environmental industry. This new development represents a paradigm shift in the E&P industry and puts a lab in the field for the environmental industry.
The new portable optical system has been developed for real time analysis which produces unique spectral fingerprints that are used to identify and quantify hydrocarbons found in water or soil samples for the Environmental industry and in drill cuttings, sidewall cores, fluids or production water immediately at a drill site for the Oil & Gas industry. Correlation of chemical bond energy in a Friedel-Crafts chemical reaction and the spectral absorption of the chromophores at specific frequencies have provided results by Hanby, Fator and Oswalt to show that unique repeatable curves (“fingerprints”) are generated by the chemical reaction and analysis, takes less than ten minutes and generates curves that are used to identify and quantify each of the specific hydrocarbon types found in a sample. The results of the analysis are fingerprints of the combined hydrocarbons found in the samples over the entire frequency range of 340-900 nm, as well as the break out and concentration of the individual aromatic components identified by specific peaks at specific frequencies as well, which is all that is provided by the more commonly used methods of GC and GCMS. This method has been shown to work in instances in which fluorescence methods have failed. This device and new technology puts a portable lab in the field.
We will provide live demonstrations in our booth and will be presenting on the technology as well.