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Quick quantification of major and trace compounds in limestone

This datasheet shows the analytical performance of the Epsilon 1 for a full analysis of limestone prepared as pressed powder pellets.

Limestone is a mineral used in numerous applications in a large number of industries. Examples are, as a principal raw material in the cement industry, as an additive in steel making or as an important component in the float glass industry. For these applications it is important to know the exact composition of limestone, where CaO, Al2O3, SiO2, MgO and Fe2O3 are the main elements of interest. Although limestone is excavated and used for thousands of years, current environmental legislations demand miners to continue excavating parts of existing quarries, with so-called fringe material. Here, the composition of limestone is more inconsistent.

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