Chemical Analysis
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Millennium Merlin Mercury Analyser

Mercury analysers are now an essential tool for all analytical laboratories as mercury which is extremely toxic to humans is a major contaminant throughout our environment. Analysts therefore need a versatile analyser in order to measure mercury in all the types of material which may be presented to them.

 

The PSA 10.025 Millennium Merlin mercury analyser is designed specifically for the analysis of mercury in all types of samples. The analyser combines the advantages of vapour generation techniques which removes most chemical interferences with the sensitivity and selectivity of atomic fluorescence spectrometry which allows mercury analysis down to sub ppt detection limits with 107x linearity.

 

Applications include environmental samples (e.g. mercury in ground water, sea water, well water, bottled water and drinking water), foods (e.g. mercury in fish, rice, vegetables, tea & milk), biological samples (e.g. mercury in urine, blood and hair), industrial samples (e.g. mercury in effluents, aluminium, zinc electrolytes, paper, incineration ash, sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda, fly ash, sulphur, and brines), and petrochemical chemical samples including; mercury in naphthas, crude oil, condensates, formation waters and other petrochemical products.

 

The biodegradable products methyl mercury and dimethylmercury are even more toxic and accumulate in fish tissues from whence they enter the human food chain. The Millennium Merlin is versatile enough to be hyphenated with HPLC systems to allow the user to resolve speciation studies for these highly toxic organo-mercury compounds.

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