DIFFRAC.DQUANT: Quartz determination with the Addition Method

XRD Application Report

DQUANT Quartz determination, Application Report

The Addition Method implemented in DIFFRAC.DQUANT provides a simple tool for the quantification of impurities in a mixture. This allows minerals producers to exactly specify the quartz content of their products as required by latest EU regulations (REACH).


Quartz as well as other silica (SiO2) phases (cristobalite, tridymite) may pose an occupational health risks on workers who handle materials such as kaolin, wollastonite or limestone in the quarry and during later processing for the production of cement, ceramics, porcelain and other goods. The amount of siliceous minerals can easily be determined by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD).