Mineral Analysis

A quick and certified analysis

Metals by ICP-AES (Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Ag, Co, Fe, Au..)

Mincape and its network of partners have 4 ICP-AES and 2 ICP-MS for extreme speed, reliability and accuracy of analysis. ICP-AES analysis of metals begins with “mineralization” (dissolving) using a mixture of strong acids. The sample is then introduced by plasma vaporization at very high temperatures, which leads to ionization and separation of the elements, allowing the characterization and detection of each element.

Oxides analysis by XRF (SiO2, CaO, FeO, MgO, BaO, Stotal...)

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry is a global elemental analysis technique that allows the identification and determination of most of the chemical elements that compose a sample. Thanks to a calibration adapted to the sample matrix with a batch of appropriate standards, we guarantee reliable and reproducible results.

Ion chromatography (Sulfates, Chlorides, Nitrates...)

Our Mincape laboratory has the specific technical skills for anion analysis by Ion Chromatography through a tailor-made support. Thanks to our network of partners, Mincape has 4 chromatographs, guaranteeing a fast, certified and customized analysis.

Atomic absorption