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EDXRF / XRF for Recycling, Waste Testing and Monitoring Applications

Elemental Analysis for Automotive Catalyst Recycling, Waste Oil, Used Oil, and Refuse-derived Fuel

Each year, enormous amounts of wastes are generated, and high-quality natural resources are diminished. Reducing, reusing, and recycling becomes crucial to sustainable waste and materials management. Sometimes wastes, like used oil, are collected and reprocessed into usable products. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) is produced from solid waste and generates heat, electricity, or fuel for cement plants. Recycled catalytic converters can be used for precious metals recovery.

Depending on the application, elemental analysis can be key to ensuring that recycled waste is safe for reuse, comply with regulations, has value, or meet industry standards when elemental determination is critical. Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) is a well-established technique, and with multi-element analysis capabilities, Rigaku EDXRF analyzers show versatility for many screening needs.

EDXRF for Rapid Screening of Waste Oil & RDF

Used oil and RDF is often contaminated and considered potentially hazardous or corrosive for its new use. To manage these wastes safely and cost-effectively, elemental analysis by EDXRF provides a quick and reliable solution for fast screening and spot-checking waste oil and RDF.

When waste oils and RDFs are used in kilns at lime works and cement plants, these facilities need to screen for chlorine (Cl) content to avoid long-term corrosion problems. For a quick and low-cost method of measuring Cl, the Rigaku NEX QC benchtop analyzer combines superior performance capabilities with affordability. Quickly check for Cl and other metals using one instrument.

For full characterization and rapid screening of waste oils and RDF, the Rigaku NEX CG all-in-one analyzer is recommended. Using advanced Cartesian Geometry EDXRF, obtain low limits of detection for Cl, lead (Pb), and other metals. This spectrometer is ideal for non-technical operators yet powerful enough for expert use in quality labs.

EDXRF for Automotive Catalyst Recycling

Used catalytic converters are collected and recycled to reclaim the precious metals platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), and rhodium (Rh). For this application, EDXRF analysis offers unique advantages over other analysis techniques. Rigaku EDXRF analyzers provide quick, non-destructive multi-element analysis, giving users highly precise and immediate knowledge of platinum group metals (PGMs).

The affordable NEX QC+ QuantEZ benchtop analyzer and high-performance NEX CG spectrometer are recommended for fast and reliable precious metals analysis.

Our Guarantee

Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. offers a 2-year warranty on all EDXRF spectrometers it produces. This industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty shows our commitment to quality and displays our dedication to maximizing uptime for our customer’s processes and applications.

Specializing in at-line and in-line analytical solutions, Applied Rigaku Technologies’ robust designs use quality materials, and our employees take pride in their craft. If a warranty-related deficiency happens, we are quick to respond. Common warranty plans often do not extend past a year, making this coverage a testament to the overall excellence of Rigaku EDXRF products and services.

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