XRF soil analysis solutions to ensure the absence of toxic elements
X-ray fluorescence spectrometry is used extensively for geochemical analysis. The main reasons for this are simple sample preparation, high accuracy and precision, wide dynamic range (% to ppm) and good to excellent detection limits across large parts of the periodic table (Na-Am). These benefits also apply to soil samples, for which average detection limits for many elements of agricultural and environmental importance are well below 1 ppm.
For trace element or micro-nutrient analysis, the Pro-Trace option for the Zetium floor standing XRF instrument is ideal for soil analysis. Developed by highly experienced analysts, Pro-Trace is a unique solution for trace element analysis, with unrivaled accuracy and precision. Pro-Trace is founded on advanced algorithms that address the specific challenges associated with determining low elemental concentrations. Expert knowledge embedded within the software covers the ‘what to measure‘ and ‘how to measure’ and high-purity, multi-element setup standards complete the package.
When infrastructure is very limited, for example, in the field or in remote places, the Epsilon 4 benchtop XRF is used for chemical analysis of soils and sludges. The more compact size of Epsilon 1 makes it an ideal solution to be transported in the back of a car for in the field analysis.