Product News: Malvern Panalytical launches Revontium at Analytica 2024

High-performance, small-footprint instrument set to enhance elemental analysis

09 Apr 2024

Revontium
Revontium™ offers a smaller physical and environmental footprint

Malvern Panalytical has launched Revontium™, a compact XRF spectrometer, at Analytica 2024, Munich, Germany. The new instrument delivers powerful elemental analysis and ease of use in a compact 0.4 m footprint, for balance between precision and efficiency. Revontium offers an alternative to 1-2 kW floor-standing systems, delivering high-quality, repeatable results at a reduced cost of ownership and environmental impact. Together, these benefits are set to open new possibilities for elemental analysis across multiple industries.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a well-established, non-destructive technology for elemental analysis, with a number of gains over techniques such as inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). However, large, floor-standing wavelength-dispersive (WDXRF) instruments can be both energy- and cost-intensive. Revontium promises to deliver comparable results and data quality to these larger instruments, at a significantly reduced footprint.

Revontium’s cost of ownership is more than 25% lower than that of WDXRF, AAS, and ICP instruments, due to its reduced need for consumables, and simpler maintenance and sample preparation requirements. Unlike ICP, Revontium needs fewer consumables such as acids and high-purity gases, requires no daily calibration, and analyzes samples in ambient conditions. Unlike high-powered WDXRF instruments, there are no external chiller requirements and associated costs, due to internal cooling in the Revontium system. Its power consumption is only 250 watts per hour, compared with 2,000 watts per hour for traditional WDXRF. Together with its small footprint and lack of need for a helium or vacuum pump, Revontium is a sustainable and practical yet powerful option for elemental analysis.

Revontium helps organizations across a variety of industries comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and remain compliant with test methods such as ASTM and ISO. This is also beneficial for users working in cement, mining & minerals, and polymer plants. It also opens new possibilities for elemental analysis in the pharmaceutical sector, either as an alternative to ICP or AAS or as a complementary technique. In addition, after non-destructive XRF analysis using Revontium, the same sample can still be measured using ICP, AAS, XRD, or other methods if required.

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