EDXIR-Analysis Contaminant Finder/Material Inspector - Features

EDX-FTIR Contaminant Finder/Material Inspector

Integrated Analysis of Contaminant Data

To perform qualitative analysis automatically, simply click "Analyze Both Data" and select the EDX/FTIR data*1. This heightens the efficiency of data analysis and provides strong support for contaminant analysis.

Flowchart of Integrated Data Analysis in Detail

In addition to a list of hits, the integrated data analysis results show EDX profiles and FTIR spectra found as hits from the library. If the user wishes to browse the respective data analysis results, they can be checked by clicking "Single". Clicking the "Print" button prints the results in a fixed format and also saves them in Word format*2.

*1 Using the EDX profile, data are classified as inorganic, organic, and mixture. Integrated data analysis is performed by applying priority levels to each classification. (Patent pending)

*2 Microsoft Word must first be installed.

Analysis of black rubber contaminant

The examples here show an integrated analysis of black rubber contaminant data acquired and a data comparison for a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) examination object and the standard product.
From the integrated data analysis results, it is evident that the black rubber contaminant is acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), which contains calcium carbonate and zinc stearate.

Data Comparisons for Confirmation Tests

With the data comparison function, which calculates the degree of matching between the actual measured data and the data registered in the library, the software can be used for countermeasures against "silent change"*1 and for other confirmation tests.

*1 A term used in Japan to indicate changes to materials by suppliers without the knowledge of the manufacturers.

Data Comparisons for PVC examination

From the data comparison, the degree of matching between the PVC examination object and the standard product is 0.8506. Lead (Pb) and acrylic were detected from the EDX and FTIR data, which were not detected in the standard product.
Accordingly, it is surmised that the examination object contains components different to those in the standard product.

Data Browsing and the Registration, Editing, Deletion of Data, Images, Document Files

By clicking "Edit" and selecting an existing library, the data, images and documents registered in the selected library can be browsed. Data can be newly registered, edited and deleted. A new library can also be created.
In addition, if data for a sample were acquired by instruments other than EDX and FTIR instruments (such as a chromatograph, mass spectrometer, or surface observation system), it can be converted into PDF format and then registered, enabling linked storage to the EDX/FTIR data.