Epsilon 1 will be pre-calibrated in the factory for analyzing of Pt, Pd and Rh in spent automotive catalytic convertors. Put loose powder in a sample cup and measure directly.
The accuracy of the method is validated by measuring Certified Reference Materials. The results clearly demonstrate the capability of Epsilon 1 for the analysis of valuable precious metals Pt, Rh and Pd in catalytic converters.
|Sample name (repeats)||Compounds||Certified conc.||Average conc.||RMS||Rel. RMS (%)|
|NIST 2556 (20x)||Pt (ppm)||697.4 +/- 6.3||695.6||7.2||1.1|
|Rh (ppm)||51.2 +\- 0.5||53.9||2.0||3.7|
|Pd (ppm)||326 +/- 1.6||322.8||7.2||2.2|
|NIST 2557 (20x)||Pt (ppm)||1131 +/- 1.9||1189.6||13.2||1.1|
|Rh (ppm)||135.1 +/- 1.9||141.6||2.2||1.6|
|Pd (ppm)||233.2 +/- 1.9||236.9||3.6||1.5|
|ERM-EB504a (5x)||Pt (ppm)||1414 +/- 9.0||1424.8||5.1||0.4|
|Rh (ppm)||210 +/- 2.2||216.2||2.3||1.1|
|Pd (ppm)||1596 +/- 11||1675.1||18.3||1.1|
|FLX 133 (5x)||Pt (ppm)||465 +/- 32||462.1||4.0||0.9|
|Rh (ppm)||242 +/- 4||237.6||4.0||1.7|
|Pd (ppm)||1075 +/- 33||1093.8||15.3||1.4|
High level of trust
Guaranteed maximum safety
All Malvern Panalytical X-ray solutions are designed according to the strict regulations of regulatory bodies. The Epsilon 1 tabletop system shields its users against X-rays during analysis.
You’ll have peace of mind in the lab thanks to a unique internal interlocked enclosure providing complete radiation protection, deserving its Vollshutz classification. No need to worry about safety as the system is fully enclosed and completely safe.
Sometimes, it’s just not possible or worthwhile to calibrate all your sample types. Perhaps there are no standards, or those that are available are too expensive. But you can still use a generic method to analyze the elemental composition of a single sample. Even better – this method is available on our Epsilon 1 XRF benchtops.
How does this work? By using our standardless Omnian software! Combining twenty generic samples with the power of physics, Omnian can quantify elemental composition for a wide variety of sample types – including polymers and liquids.
A built-in computer running Microsoft Windows 10 with a powerful CPU and 120 GB hard drive ensures flexibility to store and handle thousands of results. The high-resolution, 10.4” LCD touch screen is ideal for easy walk-up operation.
To operate the analyzer, plug into a standard mains connection, and it is ready to power on.
USB and network connections for standard computer peripherals support extended use, application development, and seated operator.
A spillage protection foil is in place to shield the delicate heart of the system. In case of spillage, the foil can be replaced easily by the operator.
Standards (Reference materials)
Epsilon software is the XRF analysis software platform that is used with PANalytical’s range of Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 4 benchtop EDXRF systems.
Omnian software enables users to achieve the best possible analysis when dedicated methods or certified standards do not exist.
A FingerPrint software module combined with an Epsilon EDXRF system is ideal for material testing when analysis speed is important but the actual composition is not of interest.
Solutions to maximize the return on your investment
To assure that your instrument remains in top condition and performs on the highest level, Malvern Panalytical offers a wide range of services. Our expertise and support services assure an optimal functioning of your instrument.
Service for a lifetime
- Phone and remote support
- Preventive maintenance and checkups
- Flexible Customer Care Agreements
- Performance certificates
- Hardware and software upgrades
- Local and global support
Adding value to your processes
- Sample preparation development/optimization
- Analytical methodologies
- Turnkey solutions for XRD
- Operations via IQ/OQ/PQ, quality assurance (GLP, ISO17025) or round robins/inter laboratory studies
- Automation of lab processes
- Consultancy services
Training and education
- Training on-site or at our competence centers
- Broad range of basic and advanced courses on products, applications and software
Analytical services and calibration materials
- Expert (XRF) analyses services
- Oxides and trace analysis
- Customized calibration materials