Environment

Elemental analysis of wastewater, soils and sediments

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
High-performance, Cartesian-geometry EDXRF elemental analyzer measures Na to U in solids, liquids, powders and thin-films
    Supermini200
Benchtop tube below sequential WDXRF spectrometer analyzes F through U in solids, liquids and powders
    MiniFlex
New 5th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
  ZSX Primus
High power, tube below, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with mapping and superior light element performance
    ZSX Primus II
High power, tube above, sequential WDXRF spectrometer with mapping and superior light element performance
    Ultima IV
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control