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Can you measure mineralogy in a liquid slurry?

  1. Sep 13, 2006 #1
    Hi I was wondering if anybody knows of an instrument that can measure mineralogy in a liquid/solids slurry stream. I know an XRD can measure mineralogy, but it has to be a dried sample. Also XRF can measure a liquid/solid stream, but it only gives an elemental chemistry analysis, not mineralogy.

    Basically our stream consists of solids (dolomite, anhydrite, clay salt, etc.) in a brine solution, and I would like an instrument that can measure how much dolomite, anhydrite, clay and salt is in the stream. Preferrably this instrument would be an online setup with automatic sampling directly from the stream, but if anybody knows of any instrument that would do this without automatic sampling etc., I would be interested in hearing about it.

    Thanks for any help!
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