On October 23rd, an ADVACAM detector was introduced into a mineral sorting system at COMEX research facility located in Poland. This collaboration is part of the EU H2020 project X-MINE, of which ADVACAM has been a part of since 2017.
The energy sensitive photon counting detectors are greatly useful in mining, thanks to the option of material identification in X-ray images. Drill cores from exploration bore holes can be now analysed in-situ identifying different minerals and providing immediate feedback for further exploration.
At COMEX, ADVACAM’s energy sensitive photon counting detectors was incorporated into a fast moving conveyor belt system. With such a system, mineral sorting is faster, cheaper and more sustainable.
Below is a video demonstrating an example conveyor belt system for high speed high resolution X-ray imaging.