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ActLabs Hg CV-AAS (dl: 5ppb) (FJ Inst)

Mercury analysis was performed by cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (Hg-CVAAS) using a F and J Scientific Hg assembly.  The analyses were performed by Actlabs Ltd., in Ancaster, Ontario.

Distinguishing characteristic :

  • Hg  detection limit: 5 ppb


General Methodology:

Hg in solution is determined by cold vapour AA using a F and J scientific Hg assembly.  An aliquot of the solution is added to a stannous chloride/hydrochloric acid solution.  Reduced Hg is passed through as vapour into the Hg cell where it is measured by AA.


Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> Visible-ultraviolet >> Atomic >> Absorption >> Cold vapour



Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> Aqueous dissolution >> Acid >> Moderate Acid


Aqua Regia (s.l.) | HCl | HNO3 | HClO4 | HCl + … | HNO3 + …

Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  3451     Hg_CVAAS  5

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  50     ActLabs INAA + AAS + Hg-CVAAS
2  121     ActLabs INAA + ICP-AES + Hg CV-AAS + ICP-AES Sn fusion
3  122     ActLabs INAA + ICP-AES(20) + Hg CV-AAS + ICP-AES Sn fusion
4  124     ActLabs INAA + ICP-AES(20) + Hg CV-AAS + ICP-MS
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