Prompt Gamma-Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) Material Analyzers for Coal and Cement Industry
Prompt-gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) is a technique used for determining the presence and amount of many elements simultaneously in samples ranging in size from small to very large. It is a non-destructive method, which provides real-time analysis through continuous measurement of the elemental composition of the material under test.
The sample is continuously irradiated with a beam of neutrons from a californium-252 source. The elements of the sample absorb these neutrons and emit prompt gamma rays which are captured by a sodium iodized crystal and measured with a spectrometer. Each element emits a unique gamma ray. The energies of these gamma rays identify the neutron-capturing elements and the intensities of the peaks at these energies reveal their concentrations. Customers use this information to analyze the composition and the quantities of elements such as sulfur, silicon, calcium, oxides, carbon, etc. which then is used to determine total moisture and more accurate BTU.
PGNAA applications include the analyzation of coal, cement, and other minerals.
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Prompt Gamma-Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) Project Highlights
- Product Name
- PGNAA Bulk Material Analyzers
- Product Description
- Detects composition of elements for coal, cement, slurry, and minerals.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Internal Process
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Customized to meet the requirements of customers unique applications.
Customize source activity in the mid-max range.
- Source Replenishments
- Industry for Use
- Standards Met
- 49 CFR
- Return Depleted Sources
- Allows customers to dispose of depleted source.
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