ApNote SciAps X-555 & Portable PPB detectORE™ App The Future of In-field Gold and Silver Analysis
Portable PPB via their patented detectORE™ product has introduced the world’s first in-field portable XRF (pXRF) Au analysis technology as an alternative to laboratory assay. In the past, portable XRF (pXRF) on its own could not reach the sub-ppm LOD’s required by industry. Pairing Portable PPB’s detectORE™ process with an optimized pXRF provides a process to measure Au to below 20 ppb Au on real-world samples. Now, from the R&D partnership between Portable PPB and SciAps, the detectORE™ method adds the potential of ultra-low Ag analysis. This innovation makes in-field, sub-ppm analysis of both Au and Ag a possibility for the first time ever.
ApNote Lithium Battery Recycling and Manufacturing
The rising demand for lithium and the limited availability of this crucial element has led to new applications for SciAps Z-900 Series and SciAps XRF analyzers. These tools are being utilized throughout the lithium battery recycling and manufacturing processes, offering rapid testing options without the extended time required by larger laboratory equipment.
In-field, Handheld XRF for Lead Exposure from Underground and Underwater Communications Cables
With the SciAps X-550/X-505 XRF, contractors can use the RoHS App for identifying lead in polymers for the plastic sheaths and the Alloy and Soil Apps for identifying metals in the surrounding soil.
Multi-element provenance analysis of endangered tropical hardwoods
This case study shows the power of the SciAps LIBS Z-200 and Z-300 (now Z-902 and Z-903) for research level applications. Through simple data collection of many samples, macro- and micronutrients are detected by the spectrometer and used for multivariate classification of Dalbergia. After minor preprocessing and unguided variable selection, highly accurate prediction models can be generated for potential field use.
Targeted Micro Analysis (TMA) using Handheld LIBS
The SciAps Z-900 Series offers unique capabilities that no other handheld instrument can offer. One key advantage of the SciAps Z-900 Series LIBS is the ability to perform Targeted Micro Analysis (TMA).
Z901 + Z903 Li Exploration ApNote
Handheld LIBS can be used to quickly and accurately analyze lithium and other elements in the field. SciAps Z-901 Lithium is a lighter weight, dedicated lithium-only analyzer, while Z-903 provides great lithium performance with a wider spectral range and the added capability of seeing any element on the periodic table allowing geoscientists to deduce many important mineralogical associations.
X-555 REE ApNote
SciAps Inc continues to lead the way in field portable analytical devices for the analysis of geomaterials with the new X-555 X-Ray fluorescence (pXRF) and Z903 laser-induced break down spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzers adding new capabilities related to the in-field analysis to identify, measure and characterize critical elements in geologic materials.
Analysis of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium with SciAps Handheld XRF
More recycling facilities are identifying platinum, palladium, and rhodium in catalytic converters. These platinum group metals are highly valuable. But accurate identification is essential. SciAps X-50 is a unique, lower-priced model featuring an X-ray tube that can run up to 50kV. See why it’s a perfect fit for PGM analysis.
LIBS User’s Guide: The latest success story in portable analytical instrumentation
LIBS technology has migrated from a time-consuming laboratory analysis method to a mainstream field analytical technique in recent years. Handheld LIBS first found commercial success in alloy analysis industries. It’s now applied to electric vehicles, strategic metals, and environmental clean-up.
Z-9 Liquidator for Rapid Multi-Element Analysis of Lithium Brines ApNote
SciAps Z-9 Liquidator with the Z-903 handheld LIBS analyzer can quickly and accurately analyze lithium and other elements in liquid brine samples across a wide range of concentrations. The cutting-edge analyzer's wide spectral range and custom calibration capabilities allow it to detect any element on the periodic table.
XRF Evaluation of Heavy Metals in Parks of Newark, N.J.
Areas evaluated were in or near athletic fields, trails, playgrounds, entrances, and adjacent to roads. Measurements were performed with SciAps XRF following EPA Method 6200 protocols.
Analyzing Carbon in Small Parts On-site with LIBS
Deploying a comprehensive material verification program includes testing weld wire, round bar, small bore pipe and bolting. All SciAps LIBS analyzers are designed to optimize access to such parts, providing a comprehensive, on-site solution for carbon analysis in QA/QC programs.
User’s Guide: New Opportunities for Handheld XRF
The past couple of years have marked a new era for handheld XRF, with next-generation improvements in speed, accuracy, and instrumentation, including the world’s first 55 kV X-ray tube.
Where’s the Gold?
Identification of Gold and Its Mineralogical Associations using SciAps Handheld LIBS
Screening Food Packaging for PFAS with Handheld LIBS
Field-portable handheld LIBS analyzers have expanded potential applications for in situ elemental analysis. They allow for rapid screening and quantification of any element in almost any matrix type.
Instant Detection of Banned Fluorinated Ski Waxes Using Handheld LIBS
Iron-on fluoro-powders and fluorinated paraffins for skis offer unmatched glide properties and repel dirt exceptionally well. But they are being banned due to environmental and health impacts. SciAps LIBS offers instant detection to reinforce compliance in a competition environment.
XRF User’s Guide: Aluminum Alloy Sorting
Ten years ago, basic sorting was the only option with handheld analyzers. Today, with the advent of high-performance X-ray detectors and laser-based units, fine sorting aluminum alloys in a few seconds is a reality. SciAps XRF units measure Mg and Si up to 10x faster than other guns so that operators can do fine sorting within a few seconds, rather than 30+ seconds, increasing accuracy and throughput.
User’s Guide: Pro Tips to Improve Your PMI Performance
Paul Lawrence of PMI Concepts has been performing PMI work, and training and certifying inspectors, for over 10 years. He’s an expert at all aspects of PMI including XRF, spark OES, and now LIBS technologies. Here, he offers some key tips to improve your performance and get the most out of your instrument.
Gold Pathfinders with SciAps XRF
SciAps handheld XRF offers demonstrated performance on critical gold pathfinders Cu, As, Ag, Sb, accelerating discovery and improving efficiency in the extraction and processing of gold.
Carbon Analysis in Stainless and Carbon Steels with Handheld LIBS
Presented here is a method to analyze carbon content in carbon and stainless steels, utilizing the technique of handheld laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (HH LIBS). The method specifies the SciAps Z-902 Carbon, the world’s only handheld analyzer capable of analyzing carbon content in alloys.
Carbon Equivalents Measurement with Handheld LIBS
The SciAps Z has demonstrated the ability to measure carbon equivalents, as well as carbon content in low alloy and carbon steels. The Z-902 Carbon is the world’s only handheld analyzers capable of measuring carbon content.