Pre-amenability Studies

The objective of the pre-amenability study is two-fold:

1. To provide a qualitative of optical differences between the samples - this is to confirm that the MQi technology can consistently detect differences between samples over a range of compositions.
2. To provide a limited quantitative measure of data fit between MQi optical data and reference analytical data.

Note that the low number of samples used in the pre-amenability study does not enable quantitative prediction of unknown samples. The pre-amenability study serves as a go/no-go metric only.

Quantitative full amenability studies are ideally performed on set of 50 to 60 well-chosen samples with known compositions. A few additional "unknown" samples may also be included for prediction of their analysis values.

The objective of an amenability study is to do a full calibration on off-line samples in order to predict:

1. The expected accuracy of a final installation
2. The expected predictibility for the final installation
3. The analysis values of the supplied "unknown" samples