X-ray diffraction (XRD) is the main tool for fast direct quantification of iron phases in raw ores, sinter, direct reduced iron (DRI) or sponge iron, steel and slag. XRD analysis removes the need for slow, labor-intensive and operator-dependent wet-chemical techniques.
CubiX³ Iron is ideal for exploration and control of grade, process and quality. A high-speed XRD system, CubiX³ Iron, allows the use of standardless methods such as Rietveld mineral quantification.
Cluster analysis of XRD data facilitates multi-dimensional compositional mapping of ore deposits and drill cores. Resulting maps can be used to identify regions of favorable mineral paragenesis for better definition of grade blocks.