handheld xrf analyser Articles

  • Analyzing sulfur in soil and sediment with handheld XRF

    Background Sulfur creates more than nasty odors. Exposure to low levels (0-10ppm) of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) causes irritation of eyes, nose, and throat; higher levels can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, coughing, and breathing difficulty. H2S and numerous other odor-causing compounds are generated as a result of organic material decomposition. In the case of the Muddy River in ...

  • Why LIBS means lower cost of ownership

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) handheld analysers are both compact, easy-to-use and fast. Materials can be identified at the pull of a trigger. It’s that simple. Often, cost is a key factor in the decision making process, especially when it comes to thinking about overheads long-term. When both products are comparably priced and have a similar ...

  • 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

  • Handheld XRF analyzer, X-MET7000, for rapid, non-destructive Drywall testing – New application note from Oxford Instruments

    The handheld XRF analyzer - X-MET7000 - offers a rapid and non-destructive solution for screening of tainted and potentially hazardous Chinese drywall and for lead inspection. At the height of the U.S. housing boom, when building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds of imported drywall ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence: Practical Application as a screening tool to detect the presence of environmentally-sensitive substances in electronic equipment

    Abstract: As the implementation deadlines approach, the electronics industry is focusing significant efforts on compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The intent of the EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) is to restrict the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • Trust your supplier, but also check

    In the wake of mis-certification scandals around the world, firms are tightening their quality assurance (QA) processes using materials analysers. Industry has been shaken recently by news of companies providing false certification in a range of fields, from emissions testing through to metal grading. Cases where suppliers have delivered mislabelled products only serve to highlight the importance ...

  • Weir floway case study

    When Weir Floway wanted to introduce an in-house PMI (Positive Metal Identification) facility, the handheld Niton XL3t XRF analyser provided the perfect solution. Weir Floway produce vertical turbine pumps from a variety of metallurgies ranging from copper alloys to superaustentics, super-duplex, and stainless steels. Their products are utilised for applications including mining, oil and gas, ...


    By Niton UK Limited

  • Phoenix county metals case study

    With their order placed before the instrument was officially available, Phoenix County Metals quickly benefited from their new Thermo Scientific Niton XL2 handheld XRF analyser. The robust Niton XL2 has proven ideal for Phoenix’s application, which involves the identification of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium from waste materials and products. Phoenix is a specialist ...


    By Niton UK Limited

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