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Title: Material sorting system

Abstract

A material sorting system sorts materials, such as scrap pieces composed of unknown metal alloys, as a function of their detected x-ray fluorescence. The x-ray fluorescence may be converted into an elemental composition signature that is then compared to an elemental composition signature of a reference material in order to identify and/or classify each of the materials, which are then sorted into separate groups based on such an identification/classification. The material sorting system may include an in-line x-ray tube having a plurality of separate x-ray sources, each of which can irradiate a separate stream of materials to be sorted.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UHV Technologies, Inc., Fort Worth, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1507098
Patent Number(s):
10207296
Application Number:
15/213,129
Assignee:
UHV Technologies, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B07 - SEPARATING SOLIDS FROM SOLIDS B07C - POSTAL SORTING
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000422
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jul 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Garcia, Manuel Gerardo, Kumar, Nalin, and Das, Subodh. Material sorting system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Garcia, Manuel Gerardo, Kumar, Nalin, & Das, Subodh. Material sorting system. United States.
Garcia, Manuel Gerardo, Kumar, Nalin, and Das, Subodh. Tue . "Material sorting system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507098.
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