Dr Kristjan Leosson presented details of DTE’s advances in the use of ultra-precise LIBS for the continuous, real-time measurement of molten aluminium in an industrial environment at the 10th EMSLIBS 2019 (https://emslibs.com/) symposium and exhibition in Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-13.
The symposium convenes researchers from all over the world to share ideas and knowledge not only concerning laser ablation itself but also its interdisciplinary applications.
Highlights of the talk included:
- LIBS enables precise, repeatable real-time analysis of trace elements molten aluminum during processing
- For many elements, LIBS precision is comparable to laboratory OES analysis.
- LOQ of 10 ppm or below has been realized in an industrial setting.
Further details are published in Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
Volume 158, August 2019, 105646: Quantitative in-situ analysis of impurity elements in primary aluminum processing using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2019.105646