Nickel Sulfide Ores by Pressed Powder Method on Simultix14 - 1051

This note demonstrates the improved method to determine multiple elements in nickel sulfide ores by pressed powder method, which covers Run-Of-Mine and concentrate, using the Simultix 14 system.


Nickel is one of the essential base metals in modern industries. About 60% of nickel is used to make stainless steel. In the recent years, market price of nickel metal and volume of primary nickel production and ore production have been increasing. Therefore, demand for accurate and fast analysis in laboratory to determine multiple metal elements in ores is growing. In the mining sites, laboratories are often required to perform voluminous analyses such as a few hundred samples per day. However, wet chemical analysis, which is conventional analytical technique for multiple metal determinations, is difficult to perform such a large number of sample analyses because the method is time-consuming and requires expertise skill. Moreover, a large volume of acid waste liquid after the conventional wet chemical analysis is undesirable load in many laboratories.

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