Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)


Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) is a highly flexible form of analysis, which can be applied to a broad range of research and industrial process applications.

Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) is a highly flexible form of analysis, which can be applied to a broad range of research and industrial process applications. Long a staple technology in remote sensing, NIR reflectance spectroscopy has become popular within industrial markets as a cost-effective tool for measuring materials to optimize processes and manage costs.

Published 12 Aug 2021

The basics of optical spectroscopy for industrial and remote sensing

VNIR technology Near-infrared spectroscopy is the study of interactions of electromagnetic radiation with chemical bonds of materials – the energy is either reflected, transmitted, or absorbed. Spectra are produced when the bonds in organic materials or geologic minerals interact with…READ MORE >

Published 3 Mar 2021

Visit Malvern Panalytical at the Virtual Pittcon March 8-10

With the theme “Science: Now more than ever”, Pittcon 2021 will be an all virtual event for first time in its 72 years.  Pittcon conference is known for its large exposition featuring many vendors of laboratory equipment, educational short courses,…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Jan 2021

On-line solutions for ore sorting monitoring in the mining and metals industry

In this webinar series we demonstrate the value of on-line monitoring of particle size, elemental and mineralogical composition and moisture, either directly in the mine or close to process equipment.

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Published 13 Oct 2020

How on-line NIR sensor enhance ore processing automation

Critical components of any ore processing automation strategy are the sensors that provide compositional, mineralogical, and ore property information that are essential for process optimization decisions. On-line over-the-conveyor sensors provide real-time information that is then available for feed-forward control of a…READ MORE >

Published 8 Oct 2020

The value of mineralogical analysis for iron ore mining and beneficiation

In the following case study, we discuss the added value of XRD for the mineralogical analysis of lateritic iron ore.

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Published 10 Sep 2020

The value of mineralogical analyses for base metal mining and beneficiation – Nickel

In the blog about “The value of mineralogical monitoring” we discussed the importance of mineralogical monitoring for efficient ore beneficiation on the examples of copper and nickel ores. This blog elaborates on the nickel ore application in more detail. Nickel…READ MORE >

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Published 9 Sep 2020

The importance of calibrating your remote sensing imagery

Most people using satellite or aerial imagery understand the importance of geometric calibration; you need to tie the pixels in the imagery to the corresponding coordinate locations on the earth so that you can use the imagery in mapping applications,…READ MORE >

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Published 12 Aug 2020

Material Measurement with NIR

We are often asked questions like, “how do I measure my product using ASD near-infrared (NIR)?” Of course, my standard answer is, “it depends.” Since so much depends on the assumptions and conditions, I thought it would be useful to…READ MORE >

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Published 24 Jun 2020

Going beyond spectral vegetation indices… (ASD)

Partial least squares regression (PLSR) is a powerful tool that makes use of the information at all wavelengths and provides the means for the quantitative determination of a wide variety of plant canopy properties. Past studies that limited their analysis…READ MORE >

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