Precision elemental analysis: starting with good sample preparation practices

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We are in touch with our clients and consistently, the major concern is how to improve accuracy during elemental quantification. Why? Because every 0.01% margin of error has serious implications. Whether trying to maximize purity and sale price for valuable ore, minimizing cost through keeping a tighter control on additives or to limiting penalties or rework by controlling unwanted elements. In our earlier webinar series, we discussed about how to achieve precision elemental quantification with proper calibration of your XRF spectrometer, with reference to the wide range synthetic calibration standards packages available. In this follow up webinar, our expert chemists discuss in detail about how sample preparation is the fundamental pillar of accuracy in analysis. They will also discuss how having an in-depth understanding of your sample can help you achieve more accurate and precise results and the importance of characterization prior to developing routine analysis.


During this webinar,

1. Learn how your sample’s mineralogy and particle size can affect analysis and why sample preparation by fusion is more superior than pressed pellets
2. Gain insight to the factors which influence accuracy; from choice of flux to the weighing of the flux and more
3. Gain expert tips on choosing the right flux for your sample analysis and why purity of flux matters
4. Weighing of flux can be time-consuming and with routine tasks, there can be human errors. See how to combat this with smart automated weighing solutions like the LeDoser, so that you can free up 90% of your operator’s time to do other value-added work
5. Apart from smart flux weighing solutions, expand your knowledge on value-added offerings by Malvern Panalytical. For instance, TheOx fusion instrument enables easy barcode tracking of your fused bead batches and can be added to your LIMS system as part of your lab automation.
6. See how Malvern Panalytical provides support in every way; from smart lab equipment to application and technical support to set up and health check on your process

Join our free series of webinars:
1. Precision elemental analysis with synthetic calibration standards for a wide range of oxide materials. Watch now
2. Virtual intro to new Perth application laboratory and how our specialists can support you. Watch now
3. Live demo at your desk: powerful alternative to handheld XRF or ICPMS - see our new Epsilon range of benchtop XRFs. Watch now

Докладчики

Hari Bhaskar, Manager for Process and Automation Solutions for Malvern Panalytical

Hari holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and has been working with the company for the last 20 years in various capacities - Service, Sales, Application and Product Support.

Hari is currently based in Perth, Western Australia. He has worked with customers from various segments including cement, mining, metals, pharmaceuticals, academia, oil and petrol chemicals, service labs and more, providing advice on Malvern Panalytical’s fusion sample preparation, XRF, XRD, CNA solutions for their applications. Hari has sound product knowledge and extensive experience in method development for a wide range of application areas.

Hari is also the Course Director for various training and application courses such as “XRF at the workplace”, “SuperQ XRF software” and “HighScore XRD software”.


Dale Parsonage, Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical Australia

Dale Parsonage has qualifications in Chemistry and Minerals Science. With expertise in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, he provides support to the region on XRF applications and analysis, as well as sample preparation and associated equipment. Dale has only recently joined Malvern Panalytical, prior to which he has worked extensively in mining and mineral beneficiation industries. He also has previous experience in research and development with Murdoch University and in the private sector.

FAQ

Who should attend?
1. Chemists, laboratory managers, geologists, service labs
2. Anyone performing elemental analysis
3. Anyone in mining, minerals, precious ores, building materials, metals and more
4. Existing users of Malvern Panalytical elemental spectrometers
5. Or those who want to expand their knowledge about sample preparation


How long is this webinar?
40 minutes is the intended speaker time with additional time for addressing queries.

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Join our free series of webinars:
1. Precision elemental analysis with synthetic calibration standards for a wide range of oxide materials. Watch now
2. Virtual intro to new Perth application laboratory and how our specialists can support you. Watch now
3. Live demo at your desk: powerful alternative to handheld XRF or ICPMS - see our new Epsilon range of benchtop XRFs. Watch now