Mercury Analysis

Challenge

The presence of mercury in water, soil or other materials can pose a risk to human health. The challenge is to identify, in response to specific client requirements, the presence of mercury in a range of inorganic and organic solids and liquids in levels of parts-per-million to parts-per-billion.

Solution

HRL's analytical laboratories can detect levels of mercury in a range of materials from parts-per-million to parts-per-billion.

Expert mercury analysis services provided by HRL can identify the level of the Hg (mercury) present in:

  • inorganic samples including sand, soil, rocks, sediment, fly-ash, deposits, inorganic chemicals and biosolids
  • organic samples including crude oil, petroleum products, polymers, biomass, coal, coke, carbon, carbon material (such as spent cell liner material), refuse and sludge
  • aqueous samples including waste water, condensates, leachates, liquid waste and water treatment chemicals.

HRL can custom-design a mercury analysis procedure to meet a specific client need. Techniques that can be employed include:

  • hot block digestion
  • determining mercury levels in liquid waste using a manual cold-vapor technique in line with Method 7470A used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • cold vapour atomic absorption spectroscopy  
  • inductivity coupled plasma spectrometry
  • ICP with cold vapour

HRL's expertise in detecting and measuring the levels of mercury can help your organisation by providing assistance through:

  • our extensive experience and understanding of Hg (mercury)
  • analysis to a range of national and international standards.
  • independent evaluation
  • customised analysis programs to meet your specific needs or sample type.

Meet the expert

 

MICHELLE MUHLNICKEL
Over 15 years of experience working as a chemist in the power generation and mineral processing industries.  Inorganic and elemental analysis of various sample types, particularly fuels such as coal, oil and biosolids as well as pharmaceuticals, soils and waters. Read more

"Leaders in the industry."

Marcel Berens

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