Some application examples of ED-XRF based solutions include:
Cement is a blend of several minerals. It is critical to control the elemental composition and properties such as str ength, setting, time and color. ED-XRF is being used to analyze the raw components, raw meal, clinker, and the final cement product (Na, Mg, Al, Si, S, K, Ca, and Fe in Cement, Clinker, and Raw Meal).
Limestone is the major component of cement, and is converted into lime. It is one of the most common minerals and ED-XRF is a popular method being used for its analysis (Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, and Fe in Lime, Limestone, and Dolomite).
Sand is also a component of cement, but is mainly used for producing glass. Particularly valuable for glassmaking is low iron, which forms an important sub-application (Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, and Fe in Sand and Glass).
Clays are used in a variety of ceramic goods, artifacts, bricks and other finished products. Monitoring Ti and Fe content is important for color control. Low cost ED-XRF devices can perform this analysis, while high-end ED-XRF instruments can measure all other major elements (Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Ti, Fe in Kaolin and other Clays).
Bauxite is a mineral that is high in aluminum and forms the most important source of aluminum for metal production (Al, Si, Ti, and Fe in Bauxite).
Phosphate rock is the major source of phosphorus used in fertilizer and phosphoric acid production. ED-XRF is commonly used to measure the rock, phosphoric acid solutions, and fertilizer (P, S, Ca, Fe in Phosphate Rock and Fertilizer).
Cemented wallboards are stronger and more durable than pressed wood wallboard. The cement components in the boards are analyzed by ED-XRF instrument (Na, Mg, Al, Si, and Fe in Cement Wallboard).
Both large and small elements in Gypsum can be measured by ED-XRF (Ca, S in Gypsum)