ZSXmini Benchtop WDXRF—Elemental Analyzer for Contaminated Soil Analysis

ZSX Mini™ benchtop WDXRF elemental analyzer for contaminated soil analysis

The Woodlands, TX — May 29, 2002. At PittCon 2002 in New Orleans, LA, Rigaku introduced the latest ZSXmini benchtop WDXRF cement analyzer. A full range, easy to use, bench top Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer at an affordable price, the ZSXmini's small footprint makes it a perfect choice for mobile laboratories to measure metals in soils and sediments, including the RCRA requirements.

In the characterization and remediation of contaminated soil sites, a need exists for quick and reliable assays of coarse or processed soils to provide screening for areas of significant contamination during the cleanup operation. The ZSXmini's low detection limits, wide elemental range (Na through U), and powerful software offer a perfect complement for validation for in-situ techniques. The ZSXmini can determine if further testing is needed by other analytical techniques. Unlike Energy Dispersive XRF analyzers, the ZSXmini can easily and completely resolve arsenic (As) from lead (Pb)—providing a quality of data not formerly possible in this price range. Standardless analysis is also possible with Fundamental Parameters (FP) software.

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Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. Rigaku and its subsidiaries form a global group focused on life sciences and general purpose analytical instrumentation. With hundreds of major innovations to their credit, Rigaku companies are world leaders in the fields of small molecule and protein crystallography, X-ray spectrometry and diffraction, X-ray optics, as well as semiconductor metrology. Rigaku employs over 1,100 people in the manufacture and support of its analytical equipment. Its products are in use in more than 70 countries—supporting research, development, and quality assurance activities. Throughout the world, Rigaku continuously promotes partnerships, dialog, and innovation within the global scientific and industrial community.

For further information, contact:

Tom McNulty
XRF Product Manager
Rigaku Americas, Inc.
Tel: (281) 362-2300 x207
eMail: Tom McNulty