Teledyne Leeman Labs has been in the mercury (Hg) analysis business for more than 30 years. We have had a variety of product lines reach new markets and address tighter regulations. In that time, one thing has remained constant across all our instruments: the need for accurate mercury standards to form the building blocks of the calibration curve. Analytical results are only as reliable as the calibration curve to which they are compared, and creating stable mercury standards comes with unique challenges.Read More
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In Part 1 of this series, sample collection, container types, and preservation techniques for low-level total mercury (Hg) analysis were discussed. In Part 2, I will highlight contamination sources from chemicals and the potential for analyte loss associated with digestion protocols.Read More
Mercury (Hg) determination at the ultra-trace level is an essential part of environmental assessment and drinking water monitoring. But this type of analysis comes with distinct challenges.Read More
The gold standard. Go for the gold. A gold medal.
Gold is highly prized for its beauty, as a measure of wealth, a jewelry mainstay and more. When it comes to the analysis of mercury, gold has a very particular value in obtaining data at the ultra-trace level.Read More
Do you have a backlog of solids and/or semisolid samples you need to analyze for mercury determination? Or are you a teaching laboratory needing an instrument to complete that proposal you wrote? Or a laboratory exploring options to enhance your portfolio? Well, I encourage you to look to Teledyne Leeman Labs for viable options.Read More
Mercury poisoning is a serious concern for those of us who directly work with mercury. Mercury is a heavy metal with many adverse side effects for people and the environment, even in relatively small amounts. That is why mercury analyzers are useful for testing where health concerns exist; you likely use one in your own lab if you’re reading this.Read More
This is the third in a three-part series on Getting to know your QuickTrace® — The effect of liquid flow.
To catch up on the other blogs in this series click the links below:
- Part one: Getting to Know your QuickTrace®: The Effect of Liquid Flow: Pump Rate
- Part two: Getting to Know Your QuickTrace® - The Effect of Liquid Flow: Importance of Capillary Action
This is the second in a three-part series on the QuickTrace® .
Part one is linked here, “Getting to Know Your QuickTrace®: The Effect of Liquid Flow — Pump Rate"The importance of the moment the liquid sample is introduced to the gas liquid separator (GLS) via the capillary cannot be understated. Read More
There are always lots of factors when it comes to running any samples: concentrations present, liquid and gas flow rates, unit detection limits, to name a few. The liquid flow is highly important in the QuickTrace® M7600 and QuickTrace® M8000 due to the sample and reagents being introduced by the liquid flow. In this three-part series, we will focus on three major elements that can affect liquid flow: the pump rate, the capillary action, and the tubing.Read More
A lot of focus is put on anthropogenic (human-caused) releases of mercury into the environment, but let’s take a closer look into a powerful, natural source of mercury: volcanoes! We’ll explore why volcanic eruptions can increase global mercury levels, how we measure mercury released from past major eruptions, and how those measurements inform our policies for the future. So, how does mercury move from fire to ice?Read More