As concerns over the environment and the impact of industry and consumers grow, environmental regulations are developing in line to meet stricter standards. The diversity of sample forms, such as pressed or loose powders, liquids, solid pieces, and the range and concentrations of elements being monitored, present several challenges to those in the industry.
PANalytical provides a variety of instruments and tailored solutions, based on X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and near-infrared (NIR) technologies, to satisfy regulated activities and support environmental investigations and research alike.
Typical applications include:
- Soil and sludge elemental analysis (heavy metals)
- Air filter elemental quantification
- Respirable silica quantification
- Asbestos mineral identification and quantification
- Rapid mineral identification
- Waste material analysis
- Biomass elemental analysis
The advantage of X-ray technology for environmental sample analysis
The non-destructive nature, larger sample size capacity and definitive results provided by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) provide clear analytical advantages. With limited or no sample preparation at all, both techniques can be used by non-experts while providing high quality results.