Analytical Tools for Environmental Research, Monitoring and Sustainability

Analytical tools for environmental research, monitoring, and sustainability.

Research organizations, environmental agencies, and industrial producers require efficient and reliable methods to analyze organic and inorganic materials. Our mission at Thermo Fisher Scientific is to help keep the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. We take pride in our leading role in assisting researchers and businesses as they investigate environmental contaminants and develop sustainable products. Our X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry and vibrational spectroscopy instruments provide rapid, non-destructive analysis of many pollutants and help find cleaner materials for tomorrow’s future.

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Air and soil analysis

Laboratory XRF facilitates the analysis of elements from beryllium (Be) to americium (Am) in concentration ranges from 100% down to the sub-ppm-level. XRF offers a rapid means of identifying toxic metals and other elemental contaminants found in sediments, soils, sludge, slurries, and loose powders. XRF is additionally useful in identifying elemental particles in air filter samples.

Microplastics analysis

The vibrational spectroscopies FTIR and Raman excel at characterizing the molecular composition of polymers. When used with microscopy, the techniques are essential for identifying and classifying microplastic particles found throughout the environment.

Alternative fuels

Cement plants, like all other industries, are required to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the options is to replace the traditional fossil fuels to feed the cement kilns with alternative fuels and waste incineration products.

X-Ray Fluorescence is one of the most suited analytical techniques for the elemental analysis of such diverse materials used as alternative fuels before they are qualified for incineration in cement kilns.

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EDXRF Analysis of Corrosion Residues in Cooling Water Systems of Nuclear Power Plants

One of the safety aspects in nuclear power is the early detection of corrosion of the metal alloy components of the cooling system. Direct determination of metals in cooling water is not possible due to very low concentrations. Therefore, filters are placed in the cooling system to collect corrosion residue over time. Learn how using the ARL QUANT'X EDXRF Spectrometer is ideal to monitor corrosion of a cooling system by the analysis of water filters.

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EDXRF Analysis of Corrosion Residues in Cooling Water Systems of Nuclear Power Plants

Science for Sustainability Symposium - On-Demand

Watch the virtual Science for Sustainability Symposium where international technical experts and scientists in the field shared perspectives to advance science, and to facilitate collaborations, in order to support researchers towards a cleaner, healthier and safer world.

  • Microplastics
  • Biomaterials & Recycling

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Global Microplastics Symposium