Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) testing is a widely used analytical technique in the field of material science and quality control. This non-destructive method measures the elemental composition of a sample by bombarding it with high-energy X-rays and then analysing the resulting fluorescence emitted by the sample.
ED-XRF testing is used in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food, and animal health products. The technique provides accurate and precise results with high sensitivity and is capable of detecting low levels, particularly with heavier elements.
Labtec specialises in testing animal health products, and one of our key abilities is to test for added minerals like selenium, cobalt, and copper using ED-XRF testing. This technique is ideal for the analysis of animal feed and supplements as it provides a rapid and reliable method for detecting the presence and concentration of these target elements.
In addition to its use in animal health product testing, ED-XRF testing is a valuable tool for general non-destructive elemental screening. It can be used to determine the elemental composition of a wide range of materials, including building materials, jewellery, ceramics, and paints. In practice, the team has used this technique to investigate concerns around metal contamination in products, for purity analysis of metal ores and powders, and to determine the content of precious metals in jewellery, among other niche applications.
ED-XRF testing can determine the elemental composition of a wide range of materials, including metals.
This technique has particularly useful applications in the fields of geology, environmental science, and forensics, where it can be used to non-destructively screen for elements and contaminants in samples. Non-destructive testing is an advantageous feature of XRF as it allows samples to undergo additional testing, if required, or to be returned to the client unaltered, which is particularly important for small, valuable or irreplaceable samples.
At Labtec, we pride ourselves on providing fast, reliable, and accurate ED-XRF testing services to our clients. Our team of scientists is highly trained and experienced in the operation of our state-of-the-art XRF spectrometer. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their testing needs are met. If you require ED-XRF testing services, please do not hesitate to contact us at Labtec. We are always ready to help you with your testing needs.