ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Handheld XRF Increases Profit for Recyclers of Automotive Catalytic Converters

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

Handheld XRF Increases Profit for Recyclers of Automotive Catalytic Converters
Handheld XRF Increases Profit for Recyclers of Automotive Catalytic Converters
Click Here to Enlarge Picture

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

Oxford Instruments
300 Baker Ave, Suite 150
Concord, MA, 01742
USA



Press release date: November 22, 2012

Oxford Instruments handheld XRF analysers support recyclers of automotive catalytic converters to determine precious metals fast and accurately whilst ensuring environmental compliance.

Ceramic-based automotive catalytic converters contain the precious metals Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd) and Rhodium (Rh). Because of the high value of precious metals, used converters are recycled: Following the decanning from the metal surround, the honeycomb core is removed and ground to a fine powder. This can then be smelted to extract the pure precious metals or sold directly to a refiner. Either of these processes requires rapid and accurate analysis of the Pt, Pd and Rh content. Using a portable X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyser ensures increasing profit for recyclers through exact and fast pricing.

The X-MET7500's improved, intuitive and easy-to-read graphical user interface and large functional icons make the instrument easy to use. The XRF analyser is rugged yet light, designed for the harshest environment with a bright and large touch screen ensuring optimal outdoor viewing. With a battery life of 10 to 12 hours, recyclers can operate for a full working day on a single battery charge, enabling cost effective analysis at various stages in the recycling and refining process.

The X-MET7500 from Oxford Instruments can also analyse and grade the steel housing when needed with the inbuilt alloy analysis mode. Additionally the handheld analyser allows rapid and reliable screening for toxic elements like Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg). This assures recyclers that the waste leaving their site will not contaminate the environment and they comply with environmental standards.

Oxford Instruments' newly released application note highlights instrumentation and calibration for the determination of Pt, Pd and Rd in the catalyst powder as well as sample preparation and analytical performance of the X-MET7500.

This application demonstrates that the X-MET7500 provides repeatable and accurate results within seconds for cost-effective determination of precious metals in automotive catalytic converters

Take a closer look to find out more. Contact us today at industrial@oxinst.com to arrange a demonstration or to request an electronic copy of the application note.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Test and Measuring Instruments
Green & Clean
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Handheld XRF Instrument Supports The Healthcare Industry Comply with RoHS
Oxford Instruments and Green Imaging Technologies announce NMR partnership
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzers
Join the forum discussion at:
Tools of the Trade


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address