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Unraveling the power of X-Ray Fluorescence technique for accurate quantitative analysis of Industrial materials

Currently Scheduled: 10/12/2022 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Iris

Main Author
Poulami Dutta - Dow Chemical

Abstract Number: 142

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is an immensely powerful analytical technique for inorganic elemental analysis and is widely used in industry for different quantitative analysis needs including catalyst supports, promoters, polymer additives. Different categories of XRF instruments include high-end wavelength dispersive (WD) floor models to simple but rugged energy dispersive (ED) bench-top units. With recent advances in instrumentation and affordability, it is now possible to implement robust, accurate and precise EDXRF quantification methods in manufacturing laboratories that would traditionally require use of WD instruments available at a R&D lab only allowing on-site data acquisition for process control. It is also possible to use simple ED units to extract location-specific elemental distribution using benchtop Micro XRF instruments. Aside from instrumentation, sample preparation is critical for achieving high quality XRF data and accurate quantification. This workshop would be focused on highlighting different XRF technologies and sample preparation tools, highlighting practical examples of solving real life challenges.

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