The following uses for aluminium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).
The analysis of base metals in industry is naturally important and ideally achieved in the field with robust equipment. Portable metals analyser exist that give rapid semi-quantitative analysis and grade identification of metals on-site. For instance, charge coupled device (CCD) technology drives portable emission spectrometers to measure the whole spectrum necessary for the analysis of all the common metals including aluminium, as well as other important components such as carbon.
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