How XRF Delivers Accuracy and Precision in Daily Routine

How XRF Delivers Accuracy and Precision in Daily Routine

Creating Value in Mining
This webinar took place on November 15th 2012

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Process and grade control of mined materials has become a challenging task in mining operations today. Low grade ores with frequent changes in mineralogy will be the future source for the metal industry, but making the setup and maintenance of analytical strategies in the mining lab difficult. New environmental regulations are enforcing the control of hazardous elements in the final products. Therefore early knowledge about contaminations from ores will help producers to avoid e.g. Cd or Pb contaminations in their final metal alloys.

XRF is known for its very short time-to-result, its high level of accuracy and precision, and itd simple sample preparation paired with its high degree of automation. All this is making XRF the best-suited analytical method for process and grade control in mining operations. Quick sample preparation on pressed pellets helps to deliver instant results, while fused bead preparation requires a higher investment in equipment and setup time, but delivers higher accuracy and covers broader material ranges.

Simultaneous wavelength dispersive XRF instruments are delivering accuracy paired with precision in the shortest possible measurement time. The new generation of sequential WDXRF spectrometers are offering very flexible and compact beam paths, in combination with new X-ray tubes and advanced X-ray optics, these instruments are able to achieve higher analytical speed, but offering the highest degree of analytical flexibility even for future demands in mining.

During this one-hour webinar, application examples for grade control of ores and industrial minerals will be shown. Speakers Arkady Buman and Kai Behrens will also discuss selection and use of the best analytical strategy.