• Mercury Determination in Air, Water and Soils

Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy

Mercury Determination in Air, Water and Soils

Aug 16 2016

For over 30 years PS Analytical (PSA) has been at the forefront of trace mercury (Hg) determinations from environmental samples. Understanding the fate and transportation of Hg is vitally important and this requires accurate analytical measurements.

Hg, from natural and anthropogenic sources, cycles between land, air and water. When atmospheric Hg enters the water column it can be converted to methylmercury by microbial activity and subsequently bio-accumulated by fish and other aquatic species.

The toxicological effects of Hg have long been realised and recently has there has been an international effort to reduce Hg emissions. Effective control and reduction of Hg emissions is the ultimate aim and these efforts, all of which need to be accurately monitored.

PSA employs Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (AFS) to determine Hg and also offers online Hg analysers to monitor mercury emitted from industrial sources.

Employing AFS has many advantages for Hg determinations. These include; sub ngL-1 limits of detection, a linear response over several orders and minimised interferences from other matrix components. PSA’s unique flow cell design, removing troublesome glass or quartz material, results in reduced carryover for faster throughput. Ease of use, reliability and robustness as well as very affordable running costs are hallmarks of the PSA brand.

With literally thousands of systems in the field today, and with support networks in Europe, USA and SE Asia, PSA offers the ideal package of performance, reliability and support. 


Digital Edition

Lab Asia 31.1 - February 2024

February 2024

In This Edition Chromatography Articles - Comparing techniques for flow rate measurement in Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy Articles - APGC: A Better Future with...

View all digital editions

Events

SIAF Guangzhou

Mar 04 2024 Guanghzou, China

China Lab 2024

Mar 05 2024 Guangzhou, China

Laborama 2024

Mar 14 2024 Brussels, Belgium

MSACL 2024

Mar 17 2024 Monterey, CA, USA

ACS National Meeting & Expo, Spring 2024

Mar 17 2024 New Orleans, LA, USA

View all events