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Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry

April 14, 2016, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 110
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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Justin Masone, Product Specialist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, will be presenting this seminar regarding Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescent Spectrometry

Investigative tools for elemental analysis are extremely valuable for research in areas such as:

  • Ceramics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Automotive
  • Oil and Petrochemical
  • Environmental Science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Archeological
  • Agriculture

Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry is a simple and rapid technique where the sample analysis is performed directly on a powdered material, liquid, or solid. It therefore requires far less sample preparation when compared to other methods of elemental analysis that require time-consuming and potentially dangerous sample preparation.

This seminar will cover the principles of X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, and review Shimadzu’s EDXRF technology as well as present several general examples along with one specific example where the EDXRF was utilized to detect and quantify toxic metals in earth and sand around factory sites.

The EDXRF provided quantitative results of all arsenic and lead in soil samples. Also, because the EDXRF is capable of multi-element simultaneous analysis, this particular study showed that these same samples were also screened for selenium, cadmium, and mercury, and the qualitative and quantitative results that were generated will also be reviewed. Shimadzu’s EDXRF continues to be routinely utilized to successfully meet the Japanese Industrial Standard JIS K0470 which requires quantitation of all arsenic and lead in earth and sand from industrial sites.

The seminar will conclude with a brief overview of the software.