Screening Analysis of Hazardous Elements using X-ray fluorescence Analyzer — Analytical Technique in Compliance with RoHS Directive —

By: Atsushi Bando*

23 September 2008


Under recent circumstances where attention to the environment is required in every field, there is an increasing need for analysis of hazardous substances included in products such as electrical and electronic equipment, and automobiles, as triggered by the enforcement of the RoHS Directive of the European Union (EU). As part of this trend, the X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) plays an important role as a screening apparatus for confirmation of absence of hazardous substances in parts and materials. In this article, we will introduce the outline of RoHS Directive and the actuality of screening analysis using XGT-WR series that were developed by HORIBA for analysis of hazardous substances.

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