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Analysing coal with x-ray diffraction

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World Coal,


X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a non-destructive analytical technique that provides crystal structure information (crystallite size, % crystallinity, etc.), phase identification (e.g. minerals), and quantification of phases present in a sample. Modern XRD equipment is easy to use, can measure samples in minutes and provides automated, quantitative analysis. XRD can be a fast and efficient way to determine coal quality, total ash and amorphous carbon content in coal without the need for standards, monitors and calibrations.

Analysing coal with x-ray diffraction

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