Chemicals and Crop Protection Testing
Whether producing chemicals, or applying chemicals to any variety of substrates, QTA can provide you with the capability to analyze a huge variety of chemical components and properties – with results in less than 2 minutes.
QTA analysis is non-destructive, requires no sample preparation, and is complete in less than two minutes – enabling you to increase yields, improve quality, and decrease inventory holds.
Some examples of QTA capabilities for chemical analysis include:
- Chemical property analysis of raw materials, in-process samples & finished products for properties such as acid, iodine, or hydroxyl values, titer, degree of polymerization, saponification values, etc.
- Chemical composition analysis of these same materials for components such as moisture, free fatty acids, glycerides, esters, or almost anything else that is organic and its concentration greater than 0.05%
- Identification and confirmation of incoming raw materials
- Formulation blend ratios
- Identification of known contaminants or byproducts at levels greater than 0.05%
- Chemical concentration on surfaces, including fabrics, granules, metals, etc.
QTA Analysis can be conducted on chemicals in most physical forms, including solids, liquids, suspensions, pastes, etc.
The QTA System is ideal for analyzing active ingredient and other properties in crop protection products. Using our near infrared system, QTA can analyze all formulation types non-destructively (even granules!), thus eliminating extraction processes, reagents, and other sample preparation techniques – and results are obtained in less than 2 minutes.
QTA develops calibrations that are specific to your formulations. Our development process has been streamlined based on our broad experience in developing calibrations for over 100 active ingredients. We use your retained samples, plus, in some cases, a few lab prepared samples, to build and test the calibrations. We also provide in-process analysis for many products.
- Active ingredient and/or inert levels in pesticide formulations
- Active ingredient concentrations on treated seeds
- Active ingredient levels on granules
- N, P, K levels on fertilizer
- Formulation components in adjuvants, pesticides and other blends
- Extent of reaction or other critical parameters in chemical processes