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Analysis of Carbon Black

AppNote XRF1846: elemental analysis of carbon black

Background

Analysis of carbon black, residual oil and oil ash is demonstrated using semi-quant Fundamental Parameters (FP). Carbon black is made from coal tar and various petroleum tars from the cracking process. Carbon black is a crystalline form of carbon with very high surface area to volume ratio and is used mainly as a reinforcing filler in tires and used to strengthen engine hoses and gear belts. It is also used as copier toner inks and as pigment in polymers. The elemental characterization of the carbon black is critical to ensure proper quality of the various products. To meet this industry need Rigaku offers Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF), ideal for the fast and simple analysis of carbon black and related products.

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