Core Expertise

R. W. HEIDEN ASSOCIATES, LLC

INVESTIGATIONS OF CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS

  SPECIALISTS  IN  CHEMICAL MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY   

  "Where breakthroughs are made through the application of advanced chemical and biochemical measurement science and technology  
   
Since 1987

WE CREATE CLARITY FROM UNCERTAINTY

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CORE EXPERTISE

ELEVEN QUESTIONS

SERVICES

 I- INVESTIGATIVE

     FUEL

     PLASTICS 

    OILS AND FAT

     WATER/AIR

     CORROSION

     EMULSIONS

  SEPARATION SCIENCE

     RESEARCH

 II- ANALYSIS TECH

 III-CONTRACT TESTING

     BIODIESEL 

     GLYCERIN 

      B100  FEEDSTOCK   

      FATS AND OILS

  IV-ENVIROSCIENCE

      WATER CHEMISTRY

      ODORS/AROMA 

     PROCESSES

PROJECTS

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CORE EXPERTISE -

PUT THIS EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU !

* KEEN INVESTIGATIVE SKILLS

* EXTENSIVE INSTRUMENTATION BACKGROUND

* IN-DEPTH TECHNIQUE SPECIALIZATION

* MATERIAL  SPECIALTIES

* MANUFACTURING PROCESS EXPERIENCE

* CLIENTS ARE FIRST

Clients Are First

Clients are first.   Dr. Heiden arms R. W. HEIDEN ASSOCIATES and his clients with tools rarely available from independent companies.    He takes pride in building successful relationships with engineers, scientists and managers alike.   Possibly most important, though, is his ability to listen to clients and assist them in sorting out the many real life facets of chemistry based projects.   

Keen Investigative Skills

Dr. Heiden has unraveled some messy chemical system mysteries involving numerous variables that frustrated those who attempted to solve them with a limited or nonexistent chemical understanding or without a suitable armament of chemical measurement strategies and equipment .   His core expertise is derived from decades of hands-on laboratory and research training starting with conceptualizing and developing plans,  experimental designs  and procedures, and  bringing forth to the previously intractable-- creative applications of chemical and biochemical science principles. 

That, combined with his unique business experience in results oriented environments of laboratory research and analytical engineering consulting organizations, hones his uncanny sense of direction and purpose. 

Extensive Instrumentation Background

Dr. Heiden has  acquired direct experience operating a full range of analytical chemistry laboratory spectroscopic and separation tools which are used for investigative work.  The following are examples of some of the many chemistry based tools used to produce results for our investigations:

Spectroscopic Instruments                                         

*GC/MS,  FTIR,  NIR, NMR, X-ray diffraction-fluorescence                                                                                                        *ICP/MS, laser ablation, ICP/OES, atomic absorption/emission, DC arc OES       

 Particle, Surface or Microanalysis

*Light and electron microscopy                                                                                                                                                           *Microprobe, Auger/ESCA/SIMS

 Separations and Chromatography

*GC/TLC/HPLC/IC/GPC                                                                                                                                                                             *Gel and capillary (CE)electrophoresis

  Thermal Analysis

*DSC, TGA, pyrolysis

"Wet Chemistry"  

Dr. Heiden conceptualizes, carries out, and/or directs the actual instrumental testing by highly trained staff for our investigations, industrial forensics and research. 

In-Depth Technique Specialization

We often work with highly complex chemical and biological systems. Finely tuned separation technologies or  special sample treatments are  almost always required to achieve optimal performance of these complicated  and often expensive measurement tools.   Dr. Heiden has a  highly developed expertise in  chromatographic and electrophoretic separations techniques associated with the latest spectroscopic detection tools.   That,  along with  in-depth understanding and practical application of the underlying principles of separation science,  has afforded the possibility  to develop analytical methods  in these systems with exceptional performance. 

We also use his highly refined expertise for creating our sample pretreatment methods, tuned to your sample matrix, for cutting the frequency and cost of instrument maintenance, and improving analysis reliability and analyst productivity. 

Material Specialties

Material is the substance from which a manufactured article is made.    We have developed an understanding of  physical attributes and chemical processes associated with  materials  in which minor or trace components are embedded.   For some of these materials we offer routine testing (E.G. BIODIESEL FUEL TESTING). 

That chemistry understanding is often key to developing successful experimental strategies for unraveling the cause of a material's mysterious properties or eliminating an interfering matrix component during a difficult analysis.

We provide that chemistry understanding, and that's money in your company's pocket !   Contact us.

To that end, R. W. HEIDEN ASSOCIATES offers regular consulting services on subjects related to:

MATERIALS  EXPERTISE

Agricultural

Air

Aquaculture

Beverages

Biodiesel

Biotech

Coatings

Containers

Contamination

Corrosion

Deposits

Emulsions

Fats

Feed

Food

Lipids

Odors and aromas

Plastics

Process water and gases

Resins

Seeds

Soils

Soy

Water/ wastewater

 

Manufacturing Process Experience

Dr. Heiden has worked with numerous manufacturing processes to implement analytical measurement programs.   Chemical processes are sometimes very fast and sometimes very slow, but one thing is certain, change, and  the money is in the knowing of how far the reaction has proceeded, or how much has changed at a particular time.   Like the material, the chemistry of the process is key to designing successful experimental strategies.   We can put this experience to work for you.

R. W. HEIDEN ASSOCIATES  can develop rapid measurement systems for your process or assist in achieving a better understanding of the process.  We have worked extensively with the latest high speed spectroscopic and chromatographic tools for monitoring.    Are these systems suited to your process ?  We can  find out.   Contact us.

Some examples of the processes we have become expert at assessing through measurement are as follows:

PROCESS EXPERTISE

Adsorption/absorption

Aging

Air/water purification

Biodegradation

Biodiesel manufacturing

Catalysis

Cleaning

Combustion

Corrosion

Diffusion

Electrolysis

Environmental chemistry

Fermentation

Hydrolysis

Microcontamination

Odor and noxious emissions

Oxidation

Pyrolysis

Surface reactions

Thermal treatments

Wastewater treatment

 

... and many others. 

 

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