Equilibrium Restricted Factor Analysis of Spectroscopic Data

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It is possible through advanced mathematical computations to obtain information about pure chemical compounds in solution without isolating the compounds themselves. This is a huge advantage to studying solution thermodynamics, which we employ in both of the previous research topics listed.

We have written computer protocols which take spectrophotometric data of multiple solutions at equilibrium and solve for the molar absorbtivities of all the species in solution and the equilibrium reactions constants for the reactions between them.

Our research is currently funded by the NSF and the ACS Petroleum Research Fund.


Douglas Vander Griend

Douglas Vander Griend

Director, Clean Water Institute; Professor of Chemistry
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