BeFinder is an optical fluorescence method of detecting beryllium. Beryllium from the sample is dissolved in aqueous ammonium bifluoride to which a dye solution is added and the fluorescence measured.

Included in the terms of purchase of this product is a limited license from Beryliiant Inc for its use to detect beryllium using the technology owned by Berylliant. Further, the technology rights from Berylliant Inc under this license are only conveyed when the fluorescence detection hardware is purchased from Berylliant Inc. or its appointed agent. The technology from Berylliant is covered under several patents and pending patents, a list of which can be obtained from Berylliant Inc.


Detection Solution MSDS
Dissolution Solution (1% ammonium bifluoride)(500 and 250ml) MSDS
Beryllium Standards (0, 10, 40, 200 and 800ppb) MSDS



Portable System

  • Low capital cost (~ $11,000)                               
  • Field or laboratory deployable
  • Rapid turnaround -results within one hour (excluding bulk soil samples)
  • Throughput up to 32 samples/90 minutes
  • Suitable for high fired beryllium oxide and beryllium metal
  • Beryllium specific (other metals do not interfere)
  • Quantification from 0.005µg
  • Uses only a fraction of material collected, allowing verification
  • Chemicals are easy to transport and dispose
  • Does not require highly trained lab personnel

User's Manual


Equipment - Portable System

Consumables Portable System

Starter Kit-Equipment & Consumables

High Throughput System


Form Object

High throughput system is a robotic system which automates sample preparation steps and rapidly measures 96 samples and standards in a well plate format.

Reduces cost

  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Capital
  • Laboratory space
  • Chemical waste


  • Prepares and analyzes 240 or 400 samples/shift/operator
  • Samples and standards analyzed by fluorescence in a 96 well plate
  • All samples and standards read in the well plate in about 2 minutes
  • Quantification from 0.01µg/sample (wipe or air filter)
  • Suitable for high fired beryllium oxide, beryllium alloys and metal
  • Uses a fraction of dissolution solution allowing verification


Equipment - High Throughput System

Consumables High Throughput System