The Morphologi G3-ID from Malvern Instruments is a powerful particle characterization system that combines automated imaging with Raman spectroscopy. Using these technologies it delivers component specific particle size and shape distribution data for discrete populations within a powder blend. One application is in the analysis of environmentally friendly cements, where a proportion of clinker is replaced with ‘waste’ materials, such as blast furnace slag or fly ash. For most cements, laser diffraction particle sizing meets routine analysis requirements. However, for cements containing replacement materials it is often necessary to measure the particle size of individual components within the blended product. Morphologi G3-ID provides statistically relevant particle size and shape data for each component, even where these are morphologically similar. These data are helping manufacturers optimize the performance of newer cements and manage development and future production costs.
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