Rare Earth Elements Analysis
MLI continues to lead the way in providing analytical services, remaining on the forefront of the constantly changing faces of technology and techniques. By doing so, we are able to provide our clients with accurate analytical data, in a timely fashion. MLI uses these advantages to help provide our clients beneficial information from their sample results, allowing not only our company, but our clients, to grow as well. Rare Earth Elements found in soil, biomass, coal, bottom ash, fly ash, and refuse material are routinely analyzed at Mineral Labs, Inc. Rare Earth Elements are just as their name indicates, rare. Their exquisiteness enables the elements to be considered very valuable. The rarity of these elements requires that millions of tons of material has to be mined in order to provide an adequate amount of sample to be used in the composition of items that we use daily. Cell phones, magnets, wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, as well as catalytic convertors are just a few items that Rare Earth Elements compose.
*An individual windmill turbine requires 2 TONS of Neodymium.
*Lanthanum is used in the production of car batteries. As the demand for solar and electric cars increase, so will the need for Lanthanum. A predicted 100,000% demand of the element is expected.
*Each ton of Rare Earth Elements creates 20,000 tons of mining waste.
*Currently, almost 90% of Rare Earth Elements used in production of materials today are imported from China.
If you believe that you have a material composed of Rare Earth Elements, take the initiative and allow MLI to analyze your sample, and provide you with accurate analytical data, representing your samples composition. The most prominent Rare Earth Elements include, but are not limited to:
Light Rare Earth Elements
*Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium
Heavy Rare Earth Elements
*Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium, Thorium
Other elements of interest include: Lithium, Cobalt, Yttrium, and Scandium
Contact our office today to schedule your testing needs. As the demand for Rare Earth Elements increase, so do their value. Having your material tested could be the beginning to a solid foundation of growth for your business.