Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectroscopy is a rapid and non-destructive elemental analysis technique. It helps food labs optimize production processes and minimize downtime. EDXRF is used to measure nutrients and fortificants, screen for contaminants and incidental adulterants, and identify foreign body contaminants found during production or packaging.
EDXRF performs measurements on all kinds of samples including liquids, solids, or loose powders. It combines high accuracy and precision with minimal sample preparation. It provides simultaneous analysis of elements from carbon to americium and for elemental concentrations from ultra-trace levels up to 100 percent, depending on the specific instrument configuration.
EDXRF is a powerful, green alternative to traditional atomic spectroscopy methods. Sample preparation is rapid and non-destructive with no hazardous waste disposal regulations to be concerned with. Additionally, EDXRF has comparatively low operation or maintenance requirements and costs.