XRF - How does it work?
Take a look into soil analysis using a handheld XRF analyser.
Soil sampling is a vital step for many projects around the home. From starting a veggie patch to building a sandpit, understanding the health of your soil is vital to make sure that the soil is right for the job.
A key part of assessing soil health is the collection of reliable data to quickly assess soil composition. Handheld Bruker XRF instruments have become a valuable tool in the analysis of soil samples with a range of applications. The ability to rapidly (30-60 seconds per sample) and accurately analyse the soil with a non-destructive method that requires no sample preparation means that projects can begin almost immediately.
Handheld XRF instruments cover a range of elements and can provide accurate and precise data for dangerous elements including lead, uranium and arsenic. With an analysis area of 5 mm in diameter and a penetration depth of up to 1 cm, a representative composition of your sample can be obtained with a single scan in less than a minute. Running a quick analysis (30 second scan) can generate results that provide a good indication for pass/fail testing. A longer 60 second scan time will provide accurate data that can be used to trace particular elements in the sample.
Handheld XRF analysers can provide several unique benefits:
Testing can be conducted on site or brought into the office for analysis
Rapid processing of data and results back to the customer
The Bruker tools available to us for soil analysis offer flexibility, speed and accuracy, and are a crucial addition to any soil assessment, characterisation, monitoring or remediation study.
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