Freshly graduated from Cambridge University where she looked at the causes and consequences of air pollution, Dr Anika Krause has recently joined us as scientific coordinator and centre manager of innoFSPEC. Her missions are, among others, to strengthen the collaboration with local, national, and international research and industrial partners; and to secure the permanent establishment of our institute beyond the end of the current funding period in 2021.
We look forward to working with her!
Get in touch with Anika for any questions, ideas or suggestions! ©private
In cooperation with PDW-Analytics, innoFSPEC has developed a method to monitor the production process of polymeric adhesives used for example for glueing furniture, windows, and other building objects. Conventional analytical techniques, such as dynamic light scattering (DLS) or static light scattering (SLS), require the termination of a chemical reaction and dilution of a sample. However, with Photon Density Wave (PDW) spectroscopy polymer production processes can be monitored in real-time - directly inside the reactor. No additional solvents are needed for dilution; potential failures in the process can be detected inline and appropriate actions can be taken instantaneously, significantly reducing the material and energy consumption of the production process.
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