Environment

Elemental analysis of wastewater, soils and sediments

Environment

From monitoring of contaminated sediments and soils, to the determination of toxic metals in air and water and the classification of materials for later recycling and disposal, wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) is an analytical technique of choice. Characterization and remediation of contaminated soil sites requires quick and reliable assays. Approved as a technique by the U.S. EPA, XRF is routinely employed to determine heavy metal concentrations (RCRA metals) in soils and sediments.

New European Union (EC) environmental legislation, referred to as RoHS/WEEE, will have significant implications for many manufacturing companies in terms of marketing, design, manufacturing and "end-of-life" recovery and recycling. XRF analysis can help manufacturers comply with RoHS/WEEE by providing rapid non-destructive elemental analysis. Rigaku technology and expertise provide a number of unique solutions for these determinations.

Systems: 
NEX CG   NEX CG
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
  Supermini   Supermini200
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
  MiniFlex   MiniFlex
New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
ZSX Primus   ZSX Primus
High power, tube below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with mapping and superior light element performance
  ZSX Primus II   ZSX Primus II
High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with mapping and superior light element performance
  Ultima IV   Ultima IV
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control