Enhancing productivity and value of mineral sources using XRD and XRF

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Almost all modern industrial materials and products depend on the mining, extraction and quality of their corresponding raw materials. Mineral extraction and their processes have huge impact on the environment, energy consumption and safety. With ever increasing demand for high grade mineral sources, there is a need for improved productivity and value addition while meeting the environmental standards and quality.

This demand calls for efficient analytical techniques to help the mining operations and their laboratories so that faster decisions can be taken, and more value-added products can be processed.

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a versatile and non-destructive analytical technique that can quickly obtain detailed structural and phase information of materials. XRD analysis provides high-performance results in a wide range of industrial and research applications including metals and minerals. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) can help achieve rapid material characterisation and analysis to ensure product chemistry specifications are met. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology enables accurate, non-destructive elemental analysis in a wide range of applications including cement, metals, petroleum and mining.

Back in April 2019, Thermo Fisher Scientific developed a webinar that discusses the uses and benefits of XRD and XRF for geology, mining and processes. Watch the 25-minute webinar to learn more about why X-ray fluorescence is a well-established elemental analysis technique for geological materials and how X-ray diffraction adds value by determining the mineralogy and phase composition.

Watch the on-demand webinar: Enhancing productivity and value of mineral sources using XRD and XRF

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific – Advanced Mining

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