The elemental analysis of materials is often a critical parameter in product quality and safety. For example, the correct elemental composition of raw material feed to a cement kiln is critical for smooth operation and maximum efficiency. Equally as important, the presence of potentially harmful elements such as sulfur, sodium, potassium and mercury, must be carefully monitored as these can interfere with the process or damage the environment. The technique best suited to accomplish elemental analysis depends on the material, its location, and industry-specific criteria.

Malvern Panalytical have a range of elemental analyzers giving a choice of elemental analysis techniques. When precise analyses with minimal sample preparation are required, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is an attractive technique to consider. It has become the 'gold standard' for elemental composition analysis in many industries. XRF is especially suitable when analyzing solids, powders, slurries, filters and oils. For online-analyses of material transported on belt conveyors, pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA) analysis is a valuable technique. Real-time elemental analyses enable feed forward and feed back control that is critical in many processes.

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Epsilon range

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2830 ZT

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Elemental excellence

Epsilon range

Fast and accurate at- and on-line elemental analysis

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High sample throughput

2830 ZT

Advanced semiconductor thin film metrology solution

CNA range

Online elemental analyzers for effective control of many industrial processes

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Measurement type
Thin film metrology
Contaminant detection and analysis
Chemical identification
Technology
Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF)
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF)
Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA)
Elemental range Be-U Na-Am Be-U Be-U
LLD 0.1 ppm - 100% 1 ppm - 100% 0.1 ppm - 100% 0.1 ppm - 100%
Resolution (Mn-Ka) 35eV 145eV 35eV 35eV
Sample throughput Up to - 240per 8h day Up to - 160per 8h day Up to - 480per 8h day up to 25 wafers per hour