Prof. Morten Kjærulff Sørensen,
Aarhus University, Denmark
“The Tveskaeg benchtop NMR instrument: Multinuclear, cost-efficient NMR for industry and science“
To utilize this potential, we have developed a cost-efficient, benchtop/on-line NMR instrument with a broadband channel covering the frequencies of all relevant NMR-active isotopes with fast digital tune/match capability. The Tveskaeg NMR instrument (NanoNord A/S, Denmark) is based on a ~1.5 T permanent Halbach magnet, a digital console, and a probe with 2 ml sensitive sample volume (i.d. 9.2 mm). The instrument is suitable for use in laboratories, for fieldwork, and in on-line setups for continuous monitoring applications.
Targeting specific industrial applications, we have conducted a variety of studies to demonstrate the performance of the NMR instrumentation in the laboratory and at industrial positions of use. Some of these applications are: (i) On-line monitoring of catalytic fines in heavy fuel oil onboard ships using 27Al NMR. (ii) Continuous monitoring of ammonium, phosphorus and chloride levels at wastewater treatment plants by 14N, 31P and 35Cl NMR. (iii) Quantification of nutrients in agricultural manure by 14N, 17O, 31P and 39K NMR. (iv) Quantification of salt in food products by 23Na and 35Cl NMR. (v) Quantification of protein and fat contents in milk. (vi) Monitoring of boron and lithium in reactor coolant at power plants by 11B, 10B and 7Li NMR.
Furthermore, the benchtop instrument is an efficient spectrometer for wide-line solid-state NMR experiments. The is demonstrated experimentally by acquisition of challenging spectra like the 14N spectrum of KNO3 spanning more than 1 MHz. By introducing interleaved sampling of frequency slices, a highly efficient acquisition is achievable with a sensitivity comparable to high-field NMR experiments.
Overall, our results demonstrate some of the capabilities and the versatility using multinuclear, cost-efficient NMR as a robust analytical tool suitable for both scientific and large-scale industrial applications.
6:00 pm Dinner (in Frick Atrium)
7:00 pm Seminar (in Seminar Room A57)
8:00 pm End
$15 employed / $10 students, postdoc, retired, unemployed. No charge for seminar only.
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Room A57
Princeton, NJ 08544
Parking: Lot 21 (see map link under Directions)
Public Transit: It is possible to take NJ Transit all the way to Princeton campus (the symposium location is ~ 10 min walk from the train station). Take the Northeast Corridor NJ transit train to Princeton Junction, then transfer to the small “dinky” train that ends on campus (5 min train ride).