Sample handling with the D8 ENDEAVOR
Sample preparation efforts for the D8 ENDEAVOR are minimal, as a wide range of sample sizes and types can be handled simultaneously.
Fine grained powder is filled into sample holder cavities of various diameter or depth matching the sample amount.
Back-loading is available to reduce preferred orientation.
Very small amounts of powder can be prepared on background-free holders.
Specialized holders for filters, clays, solids, and environmentally sensitive samples are further options of a broad choice.
D8 ENDEAVOR Cement
XRD combined with TOPAS Rietveld analysis is nowadays the most powerful technique for doing quantitative phase analysis of hotmeal, bypass, kilndust, clinker and cements.
Combined with the XRD Method Package Cement the new D8 ENDEAVOR is the perfect solution for the industry.
It offers direct phase analysis along the entire production process, ranging from raw materials, intermediate products like hotmeal and dusts (REACH) to clinker and the finalized cements. Analytical highlights are the capability to distinguish the Alite polymorphs M1 & M3 and the quantification of amorphous phases by the proprietary PONKCS method.
D8 ENDEAVOR Metals
X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) is a widely used analytical method for the process and quality control of making steel.
Knowing the exact FeO concentration in the raw material is key to cut the greenhouse-gas emission of iron plants.
The FeO amount can directly be calculated from the stoichiometry and concentration of the minerals. These values determined by rapid XRD makes it a very fast alternative to titration.
The D8 ENDEAVOR is best suited to monitor lowest amounts of free silica, a material that causes lung cancer and other severe health issues.
D8 ENDEAVOR Minerals
The most direct method of mineral identification and quantification is powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) with the D8 ENDEAVOR Minerals.
Complex geologic materials can reliably be analyzed using TOPAS quantitative analysis.
Furthermore, cluster analysis techniques can be used to quickly and automatically analyze large amounts of data for similarities and generate exploration mappings.
D8 ENDEAVOR Aluminum
Controlling the aluminum production is a crucial while demanding X-ray diffraction (XRD) analytical task.
Firstly, due to the harsh environment in a smelter, where the XRD instrument needs to be located.
And secondly, due to the enormous sample throughput required to successively probe hundreds of smelter cells permanently. The D8 ENDEAVOR addresses these challenges with technological innovations reducing measurement times and expanding analysis capabilities.
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