Radioisotope On-Stream Analysis
W. J. HOWARTH, G. J. WENK and L. R. WILKINSON, The Australian Mineral Development Laboratories, Frewville, Adelaide, South Australia
Over a period of three years, a cooperative program in Australia has resulted in the development of radioisotope immersion probes for the on-stream analysis of mineral slurries. Two basic probe types are now available on a commercial basis - fluorescence and absorption probes - and within each type there are a number of variations so that optimum sensitivities can be obtained for elements with atomic number greater than titanium (22), thus covering most metals of interest to modern metallurgy.
analysis, Assays, atomic number, gamma rays, mineral processing, radioisotope, X-ray fluorescence, copper, Lead, On-stream analysis, Plants, Radioisotopes, Systems