X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SYSTEMS
DIANO X-Ray fluorescence systems are used in a wide variety of applications. Listed below are a few of the many and diverse application areas solved by DIANO systems today. Of all the elements in the periodic table of elements, only a few cannot be identified or detected using this analytical technique. It also has the distinct advantage of being non-destructive. Whether it's solid, powder or liquid.....X-RAY FLUORESCENCE CAN DETERMINE THE ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION.
- Furnishes individual detection of major and trace elements in various types of alloys such as; aluminum, brass, ferrous, precious metals, dental material and high temperature alloys.
- Analysis of plating and protective coatings on metal substrate including; tin on steel, thin metallic layers on semi conducting elements i.e. silicon. Also used in multiple plating of layers, where more than one plate coat is applied to a metal substrate. Applicable wherever the chemical composition and the thickness of a plated layer is sought.
- Analysis of ores for economical and strategically important elements.
- Analysis of coal and coal ashes as a means of identifying the amount of toxic elements and residue present.
- Analysis of major and trace constituents in ceramics and glass.
- Studies of wear metals in engines of cars and planes by determining trace quantities of elements specific to certain parts.
- Determination of trace elements in pharmaceutical products as a means of quality control.
- Determination of trace element contamination in the production of plastics.
- Analysis of brines and salt water for contaminants such as bromine and uranium.
- Analysis of catalysts to determine effectiveness in reactions and chemical by-products produced.
X-RAY FLUORESCENCE APPLICATIONS
- Furnishes data for studies in biological sciences and clinical chemistry such as the monitoring of trace elements as indicators of different disorders, or the effectiveness of medications on various bodily systems. Examples include:
determination of chromium in urine as a monitor of diabetes, monitoring bromine in human blood, urine and tissues; also clinical lab analysis of calcium and potassium.
- Analysis of lake sediments as a means of monitoring toxic accumulations.
- Furnishes chemical data in archaeological studies.
- Determination of surface smoothness, crystallinity, mass per unit area, composition and orientation are often made in combination with X-Ray diffraction analysis.
- Analysis of lead in house paint and contamination in surrounding soil.
- Studies of elements in geochemical investigations such as monitoring of trace and major elements in lava flow during eruptions or in the study of meteorites.
- Identification of chemical elements for forensic science investigation.
- Research and development for a wide variety of materials in geographical studies of natural products such as clays, ores and mineral composition. New geological sources of chromium, niobium, tantalum and nickel among others, for use in the manufacture of alloys.
- Quality control in manufacturing products such as fabrics, carbides and precious metals including gold, platinum and silver. In addition, aid in recovery of economically significant elements from process by-products such as slags.
- Studies of airborne dust particles for determination of pollution levels.