Bio fuel production requires analytical process measurements at various stages of the production process.
Depending on the feedstock used, gasification can produce significant amounts of the higher hydrocarbons. Knowing what they are and how much is there can lead to tighter process control and provide an early warning system for potentially damaging process upsets.
Ethanol is often referred to as a bio fuel since it can be manufactured by fermenting grains, plant biomass and other organic materials using microorganisms such as yeast cells.
Oxygen level monitoring is another important analysis in bio fuel production. Bio fuel energy, power made from organic materials such as plants and animal waste, represents the classic win-win for farmers, electricity producers and the public.
Combustion processes play a major role in the bio fuels industries, and fuel costs associated with boilers, furnaces, kilns, and process heaters, often account for the majority of the cost of running a plant.
As a result there is a requirement to monitor the environment in and around the plant to ensure that the concentrations of known pollutants remain below the exposure limits.