Alfa Chemistry is a pioneer in the field of mineral testing and provides its clients with a wide range of comprehensive quality assurance mineral testing services. By offering precise and trustworthy information on mineral composition analysis, we support the minerals and ores business. Around 300 distinct minerals, ores, and processed minerals have now been sampled and evaluated by Alfa Chemistry. We employ both conventional wet chemical techniques and cutting-edge instrumental techniques.
Our testing laboratory is equipped with instruments including XRF, ICP, AAS, calorimeters, hydrocarbon, nitrogen, and sulfur meters, thermogravimetric analyzers, etc. That can detect mineral compositions at high percentages to ppb levels. In our lab, we can also examine physical characteristics like HGI, TML, FMP, crushing index, drum index, annealing rate, CSR-CRI index, etc. For mineral testing, Alfa Chemistry guarantees an usual return time of 48 hours.
The types of products we can test are as follows:
Our test parameters are as follows:
|Loss on Burn
|Acid Soluble Matter
|Acid Insoluble Matter
|Water Soluble Matter
Our specialized research capabilities are as follows:
- Comparative study of refractory materials.
- Trace metal analysis in the glass.
- Study of hazardous metals in toy manufacturing.
- Complete inorganic analysis of boiler scale/sediment.
- Analysis of raw materials from different cement manufacturing plants.
- Development of new analytical methods.
- Development of reference materials.
Mineral Analysis Techniques
We quickly ascertain the elemental makeup of geological and mineral samples using distinctive X-rays. The often non-destructive X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technique is the gold standard for accurate, non-destructive elemental analysis.
Similar to XRF, energy dispersive spectroscopy in electron microscopy enables geologists to recognize elements and phases at a tiny level.
- Laboratory XRF spectroscopy
- X-ray microanalysis
On a monolithic or microscopic size, we use diffraction techniques to ascertain the crystal structure of gems and minerals. Any polycrystalline material, including monolithic solids, thin films, and powders, can be conveniently analyzed by X-ray diffractometers.
Raman spectroscopy can identify silicate, oxide, and carbonate vein minerals as well as minerals with light elements like carbon and fluorine, as well as polycrystalline forms like iron sulfide and other sulfides containing trace elements like iron in sphalerite. Raman imaging and mapping of surfaces and inclusions are also possible with a Raman microprobe.
- Electron backscatter diffraction for SEM
- X-ray diffractometer
- Raman spectroscopy
- Raman scanning electron microscopy related microscopy
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Note: this service is for Research Use Only and Not intended for clinical use.
- Nonwoven Materials
- Pulp and Paper
- Metal and Alloys
- Liquid Crystal
- Composite Materials
- Nanomaterials Characterization
- Biomedical Materials
- Carbon Fiber
- Packaging Materials
- Polymer Material
- Thermal Insulation Materials
- Aerospace Materials Testing
- Automotive Materials Testing
- Chemical Reagents Testing
- Chemicals Testing
- Electronic Materials Testing
- Food Contact Materials Testing
- Plastic Film Testing
- Raw Materials Testing
- Semiconductor Materials Testing
- Mineral Testing