hand-held metal analysis Articles

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Compost Data Tracking And Analysis

    From tip fee invoice tracking to process control to compost product sampling, information gathering, analysis and reporting are key to successful facility operations.   COMPOSTING is a highly regulated component ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Assessment of levels and “health-effects” of airborne particulate matter in mining, metal refining and metal working industries

    The increased awareness of occupational health, hygiene and safety in recent years has resulted in improvement of working conditions and in reducing workers’ exposure to many toxic substances. However, substantial hazards remain, the number of cases of occupational illness due to hazardous exposure is still high, and new cases will continue to occur if there are no further improvements. During ...

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Your new favourite analysis method: spectroscopy highlights

    By 2020 the process spectroscopy sector is anticipated to be worth billions by 2020. What does this mean for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)? The versatile technique is taking over due to how quick, easy and accurate its analysis is. Below are some ...


    By Specac Limited

  • State of Garbage in America Recycling Data Analysis

    IN APRIL 2006, BioCycle published the findings of the 15th State of Garbage In America, a national survey on the generation and disposition of municipal solid waste (MSW). The 2006 survey initiative, which utilized data from calendar year 2004, continued the collaboration between BioCycle and Columbia University's Earth Engineering Center (EEC). The 2006 survey used the new tonnage reporting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • An analysis of the process of packaging substitution in the drinks industry: the Spanish case

    The aim of this article is to describe and analyse the factors governing the process of diffusion of technological change in the drinks packaging industry which occurred in Spain between 1982 and 1992. This industry is characterised by the presence of four main technological choices: glass bottles, composite cartons, plastic containers, and metal cans. These compete to satisfy the demands of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Debunking Murphy`s Law - Utilities address conditions to reduce risk of failure in aging metallic pipelines

    According to an adapted Murphy's Law, "anything that can fail, will fail." While that universal engineering law has been proven true again and again, many utilities are working diligently to reduce the risk of failure by taking measures to improve the service life of their aging ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Arsenic and antimony speciation analysis in the environment using hyphenated techniques to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: a review

    Elemental speciation involves the separation and quantification of different oxidation states or chemical forms of a particular trace element. Trace metals exhibit widely different toxicities depending on their elemental species in the environment. On the other hand, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is considered to be the method of choice for elemental analysis for several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Who says materials analysis can’t be fun? Oxford Instruments brings “smart science” to the “smart phone”

    Everyone who works or studies in the world of materials and elemental analysis agrees on two guiding principles: Accuracy of analysis is vital and speed of analysis is critical where time equals money. Oxford Instruments’ new “Materials Analysis eXpert” App just released for smartphone and tablet ticks both boxes, delivering an easy-to-use app combining a handy periodic table ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • On-site elemental analysis of drywall with the Thermo Scientific Niton XL3t series XRF analyzer

    Application Reports of headaches, nosebleeds, central nervous system disorders, and other serious health effects have been reported from those exposed to compounds emitted from Chinese drywall (CDW). Additionally, surface corrosion of metal objects, including jewelry, decorative plumbing fixtures, HVAC coils, and electrical wires have resulted in cosmetic and mechanical damages. These ...

  • Overview of Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) Optical Emission Spectroscopy for In-Service Oil Analysis

    Introduction The basis of modern oil analysis is the use of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) to measure the ppm (parts per million) levels of wear metals, contaminants and additives in oil samples. Whatever else an oil lab may measure, a multi-elemental analysis is the core of in-service oil analysis. This paper gives an overview of Rotating Disc Electrode Elemental Spectroscopy and its ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ANDalyze Case Study - Uranium in Ground Water

    Good Water Company (Testing Service) Groundwater samples were submitted by well owners from different regions of New Mexico (around Espanola region) in a water clinic sponsored by the Good Water Company. Problem/Task The groundwater in this region is contaminated with natural uranium, often above the EPA maximum contaminant level of 30 ppb uranium. ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Free White Paper: Technologies for On-Site Positive Material Identification

    Until now there have been two established technologies for Positive Material Identification (PMI) inspection: Handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (HHXRF) Mobile and portable optical emission spectrometers (OES) Oxford Instruments recently launched the mPulse, the world’s first handheld metal analyser based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Atomic resolution analyses of nano-structured materials by atom probe tomography

    The three dimensional atom probe (3DAP) is a well established and widely used nanoanalysis tool in materials science (mainly metallic materials). Due to its ability to map out in 3D the distribution of atoms in the real space on a nearly atomic scale, it has been extensively applied for the investigation of a large variety of materials, allowing a better understanding of physical phenomena ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air crash investigation using Oxford Instruments handheld analysers - case study

    It was late April 1945 during the last days of World War II for Italy. Just one week before the liberation of Italy from the fascists rule, a group of five Messerschmitt BF 109 planes took off from the Vicenza airbase heading to Ghedi, near Brescia. This was not a combat mission but a transfer flight. Soon after take-off the planes were intercepted by US fighters and attacked. All five planes ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

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