Prof. Sergei Kazarian and Dr Francesco Coletti met with Lukoil experts to discuss how the UNIHEAT project is addressing the needs of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries through its multi-disciplinary research. The meeting took place at the Lukoil Research and Design Institute of Refining in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on 22nd March 2014.
UNIHEAT expertise in advanced spectroscopic techniques
Prof Kazarian provided an overview of the current landscape regarding advanced spectroscopic techniques such as ATR-FTIR spectroscopic imaging and tip-enhanced Raman microscopy. Other experimental methods developed by both BIC and Imperial College London for the characterization of crude oils and the development of catalysts were also discussed.
Following the presentation, Prof. Kazarian, Dr Coletti and the Lukoil team looked at how these techniques could be applied to Lukoil’s specific needs. Follow-up sessions will be scheduled in the near future.