ANZAPLAN is recommended for REACH registration of sugar factory lime (SFL)

The Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre (CEFS) has announced ANZAPLAN to be the reference laboratory for sugar factory lime (SFL) analysis during REACH registration. ANZAPLAN has a proven expertise by the DACH-accreditation chamber, a signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

SFL is obtained from the beet sugar industry during purification of the raw juice. Main part of this by-product consists of calcium carbonate (Calcite) containing up to 50% of CaO.

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) is used to confirm the chemical composition of SFL. Additional phases such as Weddellite (C2CaO4*2H2O) and Quartz (SiO2) are detected. While the Quartz content is quantified by regular XRD methods using well-defined standards for calibration, quantitative Rietveld analysis has been developed and proven by ANZAPLAN as a new milestone in the analysis of Weddellite.

In agreement with CEFS ANZAPLAN offers the following analytical services:

1) Identification of the crystalline phases CaCO3, MgCO3, sand (Quartz) 
    Ca3(PO4)2, Weddellite, etc. by XRD
2) Quantitative analysis of the crystalline phases in combination with
    wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence WDXRF
3) Determination of the organic carbon content
4) Determination of the total carbon content