AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
In agriculture, the synchrotron radiation may be used for soil analysis, for the development of cheaper and more efficient fertilizers, and, at the same time, less harmful to the environment and health. It has application also in mapping the concentration, location, and bioavailability of nutrients in plant species. Some examples of industrial applications in Agriculture and Environment of the LNLS experimental stations are found below.
|XAFS2||The XAFS2 X-ray absorption beamline can be used in agriculture for the analysis of soil and environmental pollutants.|
|SXS||The SXS X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline can be used in a variety of applications for soil and the environment such as the characterization of minerals rich in phosphorus and potassium for the development and testing of new fertilizers.|
|IMX||The IMX X-ray tomography beamline has amongst its applications the analysis of rocks and soil for developments in Agriculture.|
|XRD1||The XRD1 X-ray diffraction beamline is able to obtain high quality data from different types of materials for the analysis of soil and fertilizers.|
|XRF||The XRF X-ray fluorescence beamline can be used in the analysis of chemical major, minor and trace elements. Within the broad range of applications are the analysis and characterization of nutrients in foods and environmental pollutants.|