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Sample Analysis: Particle Size Measurements with Meritics

Sample analysis can be a complex process that typically requires significant up-front investment and ongoing maintenance or calibration. It is an essential process for laboratories and commercial facilities that need products to be evaluated and characterised with regards to their particle characteristics, their fluidic properties, or their long-term stability in response to thermodynamic influences. This covers almost all particle or powder applications, from academia to product manufacturing.

Meritics provides an extensive range of particle size analysers operating on varying technologies and analytical principles. These are routinely used in sectors as varied as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and beverage quality control (QC), and catalyst characterisation.

We provide an extensive range of sample analysis services to support particle characterisation of samples for clients that are not equipped with one or more essential technologies, have a short term project, or where their existing capacity for sample measurement has been reached. This blog post will explore our sample analysis service for particle size measurements in more detail.

Meritics’ Content Particle Characterisation Laboratory

The Content Particle Characterisation Laboratory at Meritics offers you the broadest range of sample analysis possible, with a dedicated team of professional particle technologists equipped to perform characterisations pertaining to shape, size, count, and distribution. We can also provide detailed gas adsorption evaluation of particles to provide accurate surface area analysis and determine characteristics such as permeability and solubility.

Our sample analysis team offers an unparalleled level of experience, technical persistence, and equipment capabilities to acquire the particle size data you need rapidly and reliably. We use several techniques to acquire measurements from samples in various phases. Laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, electrical sensing zone, dynamic imaging, and sieve technologies provide the basis for reporting the particle size distribution of distinct samples with respect to the volumetric concentration, distinct particle count in powder or solution, or surface area characteristics of individual particles.

Our laser diffraction sample analysis service uses the enhanced laser diffraction principle of the LS 13320 XR system for quantifiable size distribution measurements down to the sub-micron scale (µm). This provides outstanding levels of measurement accuracy across a dynamic size range for one-off particle sizing or regular sample analysis. We can also determine the behaviour of dispersions and nanoparticles in solutions through dynamic light scattering, which analyses the frequency of scattered light as a function of Brownian Motion. The DelsaMax series of instruments has been used to calculate particle size and distribution in heterogeneous liquids and is suitable for reliable sample analysis for customers in academic and petrochemical sectors alike.

The Contract Particle Characterisation Laboratory is available for contract testing from a single sample to larger sample batches. It is a high throughput service with outstanding results, providing quantitative feedback regarding the particle characteristics of your distinct solution so you can achieve high-quality results. This analytical service is suitable for research and development, manufacturing support, supplementary particle analysis, and many more applications.

Custom Sample Analysis from Meritics

Meritics offers full reporting of sample analysis results with multi-parameter testing available for demanding samples or highly regulated industrial applications. We also offer full laboratory training to help you reach your potential for independent sample analysis, by sharing the benefits of our expertise.

If you would like any more information about our sample analysis service, please do not hesitate to contact us.