Sand is mostly used as a raw material in the production of many industrial products such as glass and cement, while aluminosilicates are used in the building, refractory, and catalyst industry. It is important to know the exact compound concentrations of these materials so they remain within the tolerances over time and contribute saving costs and avoiding waste.

This project demonstrates that the use of borate fusion with Claisse LeDoser and LeNeo instruments is highly efficient in the preparation of sand and aluminosilicate samples for the analysis with an XRF spectrometer. Since it is fast, easy and efficient, borate fusion is an excellent alternative to other sample preparation techniques in the laboratory.

Speakers

  • Gabrielle Cantin – Application Specialist Fusion

What will you learn?

  • Sample preparation by borate fusion is proven to achieve the highest levels of precision and accuracy in the XRF analysis of sand and aluminosilicates, thus ensuring a constant quality of final products.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone in the building material, refractory or catalyst industries, as well as, those with interest in fusion and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) technologies.