Wet particle sizing can be used for any material that is not water soluble or changed when suspended in water. The material can be provided in dry or wet forms. Generally the more you know about your material the more accurate your particle sizing will be. SEMx provides a form for completion with each sample submitted.
Ideally five or more grams of sample, not including water weight, are required for measurement. However, SEMx can measure much smaller samples if required. Samples cannot be returned after the measurement process.
Dry particles are transported by air past the lasers and sensors. Dry analysis is ideal when the sample is water soluble or changes with exposure to water. The limitation is considerable sample is required for analysis. Usually at least 20 grams is required.
Like wet analysis the sample is lost in the process. The more information you can provide about your material the more accurate your measurement will be. SEMx provides a form for completion with each submitted sample.