Application Note: Analyzing Cement Using XRF Spectroscopy
18 January 2018

The annual demand for cement is almost 5bn tons and is growing steadily.  It is a key building material and one of the ingredients of concrete, cement comprises limestone and clay, usually mined from nearby quarries close to manufacturing plants.  On-site tests, including XRF analysis, are performed at the quarry to ensure the chemical composition of the rock meets requirements. This application note shows how XRF analysis can help to ensure your cement product quality is within specification and complies with standards like ASTM C114 or ISO/DIS 29581-2. It also highlights that the Specac Atlas® Presses and Dies are perfect for quick and easy XRF sample preparation.