Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Spectroscopy
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Quantitative Analysis of Blast Furnace Slag by Fusion Method

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Analysis of blast furnace slag using the ZSX Primus III+ analyzer.

Rigaku Corporation has published a new application report demonstrating a wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) method for the quantitative analysis of blast furnace slag.

The new report describes the performance of the Rigaku ZSX Primus III+ WDXRF spectrometer and includes details for sample preparation, method calibration and repeatability.

Blast furnace slag is a by-product of iron and steel production, resulting from the separation of a metal from its ore. Its analysis is a fundamental part of process control.

The slag itself has a number of industrial uses, including as a component of cement, insulation and soil additives. Assessing the elemental composition of blast furnace slag is essential to determine its suitability for these and other applications.

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry is a common analysis tool employed during the iron and steel making process.

The blast furnace slag is often analyzed by the pressed pellet method. Preparing samples as fused beads, however, gives more accurate results by removing the errors caused by grain size and heterogeneity, making the method a popular analysis technique for blast furnace slag.

For the analysis detailed in the report, measurements were performed using the ZSX Primus III+ spectrometer with a 3 kW Rh target X-ray tube.

The results show that highly precise and accurate analysis of the components in blast furnace slag can be performed rapidly by the fusion method using the ZSX Primus III+ analyzer.

Also capable of analyzing blast furnace slag by the pressed pellet method, the ZSX Primus III+ is ideally suited to the steel industry, where both bulk metal and powder samples are analyzed as part of process control in manufacturing.

The ZSX Primus III+ analyzer can also be applied to different types of materials such as iron and sintered ores, coke, limestone and pig iron for process control in iron foundry.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Rigaku Raman Technologies Announces Rebrand to Rigaku Analytical Devices
Rigaku Analytical Devices sets benchmark in spectroscopy industry with portfolio of powerful customizable handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Rebrand for Rigaku Raman Technologies
Rigaku Raman Technologies has announced it will formally operate as Rigaku Analytical Devices.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Rigaku Announce New President & COO
Company appoints Mr. Yoichi Yokomizo as Chief Operating Officer of RAH.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Analysis of Sulfur and Chlorine in Oil by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
Monitoring the sulfur and chlorine content is critical in the production of various oils and oil products.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Scientific News
Low-Cost, Portable NQR Spectroscopy
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is developing a low-cost, portable prototype designed to detect tainted medicines and food supplements that otherwise can make their way to consumers. The technology can authenticate good medicines and supplements.
Structure of Brain Plaques in Huntington's
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have shown that the core of the protein clumps found in the brains of people with Huntington's disease have a distinctive structure, a finding that could shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative disorder.
Insights into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets
About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors.
The Power of Three
Overlooked portion of cell “death receptor” critical in some cancers, autoimmune diseases.
Revealing the Secrets of 19th Century Fashion Industry
The dye industry of the 19th century was fast-moving and international, according to a state-of-the-art analysis of four purple dresses.
How Nanoparticles Damage Immune Cells
New evidence points to protein oxidation, a common means of molecular damage.
Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases
A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples.
Extracting Uranium from Seawater
An ultra-high-resolution technique used for the first time to study polymer fibers that trap uranium in seawater may cause researchers to rethink the best methods to harvest this potential fuel for nuclear reactors.
Innovation Boosts Study of Fragile Biological Samples
Researchers have found a simple new way to study very delicate biological samples – like proteins at work in photosynthesis and components of protein-making machines called ribosomes – at the atomic scale using SLAC's X-ray laser.
Clues for Battling Botulism
Scientists decipher details of deadly toxin's cloaking mechanism that could guide development of new vaccines, treatments.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!