Analysis of Clinker and Cement using XRF techniques


One of the most important applications of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is the analysis of cement in a production environment. Usually wavelength dispersive instruments are preferred because of their precision, accuracy, speed and long-term stability. In recent years, more and more Energy-Dispersive XRF (EDXRF) instruments are installed as well. In large cement plants EDXRF is often set up as a backup of Wavelength Dispersive XRF (WDXRF) while smaller plants might employ EDXRF as their sole XRF for production control.

Thermo Scientific combined XRF-XRD spectrometers can be used to perform essential screening of incoming raw materials for the cement-making processes. They are also used to continuously monitor the composition of raw meal blends and clinkers to prevent process disruption and obtain suitable cement end products.

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Cement analysis according to ASTM C114 with the ARL QUANT’X EDXRF Spectrometer Determination of limestone addition in cement manufacture Analysis of cement related materials Analysis of clinker and cement