Geological Applications Solved by XRF Spectrometry

Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) provides a number of benefits in the analysis of geological samples.  Both in-situ and ex-situ testing can be achieved through different analyzers and based on the degree of accuracy that the analysis calls for.  Several benefts of EDXRF technology for this application include:

  • Minimal Sample Preparation: for in-situ testing
  • Fast Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Lower Cost of Acquisition when compared to other analytic techniques (ICP, WDXRF)
  • Versatile Solution: laboratory systems (EX-6600) perform a variety of geologic tests with top precision
  • Trace Elements Analysis is achievable

Eastern Applieds EDXRF Spectrometer line provides several analyzers that can be considered for most geological testing requirements.  However, two analyzers are most commonly considered and the best fit is based on the goals of the end user.  For field portable testing, the X-Met7000 handheld system from Oxford Instruments is the solution.  If the end user is looking for high precision of prepared samples, then Oxford Instruments X-Supreme8000 would be the choice. 

Field Portable XRF Soil Testing      Oxford Instruments Mineral and Soil Tester

The common applications of geological testing include:

  • Soil Testing / Environmental Analysis
         hazardous substance identification, EPA Method 6200
  • Ore Analysis and Mining Applications
         precious metal testing, rare earth analysis
  • Oxide Analysis in Geological Samples
  • Mineral and Mineral Product Applications
         cement analysis, etc

News Release: New XRF for Mining/Soil Testing

Contact Eastern Applied's XRF Sales Associates to discuss your testing goals and the best analyzer options to consider.