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Expeditious prediction of fiber content in sugar cane: An analytical possibility with LIBS and chemometrics

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Rodrigues Romera, Joao Paulo [1] ; Barsanelli, Paulo Lopes [1] ; Verbi Pereira, Fabiola Manhas [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Analit, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: FUEL; v. 166, p. 473-476, FEB 15 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6

The development of a multivariate model for fiber content prediction in sugar cane has been investigated and can be offered as an alternative to the wet methods of analysis. The importance of fiber in bagasse of sugar cane is directly linked to the production of sugar and alcohol performances and to payment systems. The analytical method investigated here was the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) combined with a Partial Least Squares (PLS) chemometric tool that can achieve the best model to predict fiber content in sugar cane. A total of 6287 spectra of raw samples of sugar cane bagasse was evaluated. The optimum conditions of operation of the equipment for the acquisition of the most sensitive LIBS signals were tested through Design of Experiments (DOE). (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/01769-3 - Development of spectroanalytical methods for direct analysis of waste electrical and electronic equipments and cosmetics
Grantee:Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/04688-7 - Development of spectroanalytical methods for direct determination of toxic elements in polymeric materials of electronic waste by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Grantee:Francisco Wendel Batista de Aquino
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate