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Zetium - Analysis of major, minor and trace elements in ferrosilicon alloys

The intention of this datasheet is to demonstrate the improved performance of the fused bead method compared to pressed powder analysis.

The analysis of pressed pellets and loose powders presents limitations in precision, due to severe metallurgical as well as particle size effects. To overcome this, PANalytical has developed an application for the analysis of ferroalloys (in particular for FeSi), prepared as fused beads. To overcome this, PANalytical has developed an application for the analysis of ferroalloys (in particular for FeSi), prepared as fused beads. By doing so, metallurgical and particle size effects are removed. Compared to classic methods, results are equivalent or better in accuracy and precision.

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