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Quality and Process Control of Natural and Processed Iron Ores by the Pressed Powder Method on Simultix15

AppNote XRF1094: This note demonstrates the improved method to determine total iron in iron ores by pressed powder method, which covers crude iron ores (low and high content iron ores) and agglomerates (pellet and sinter).


The volume of seaborne trade and the price of iron ore have been globally increasing in recent years. For the iron ore industry, highly accurate analysis of total iron content in iron ore is a focal point.

In mining sites, it is often necessary to perform high volumes of analyses, as many as a few hundred samples per day. However, wet chemical analysis, the traditional analytical technique for total iron determination, is difficult to perform this scale because the method is time-consuming and requires significant analytical skill. The industry has a need for an analytical method that is fast, cost-effective, simple and accurate.


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