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Mercury analyzer simplifies testing

Thu, 04/16/2009 - 8:37am


PerkinElmer, Inc. has recently introduced the SMS 100, a new analyzer designed to improve the detection and measurement of mercury in solids and liquids and help minimize the need for complex sample preparation. The SMS 100 helps accurately measure mercury at low levels in a variety of sample types, enabling environmental laboratories, municipalities, power utilities, waste producers and food companies to comply with regulations and protect consumers.

The SMS 100 is an automated mercury analyzer that can be used to analyze solids, whereas conventional mercury testing systems analyze liquid samples which can require lengthy sample preparation. The SMS 100 enables users to test for mercury more quickly and efficiently, resulting in higher productivity, while still capable of delivering detection limits as low as one part-per-trillion.

The SMS 100’s processes and sensitivity also help users meet requirements set forth by governmental agencies such as the EPA and FDA, and their European counterparts as well as regulated testing methods, including the combustion technique described in EPA Method 7473.

The SMS 100 complements PerkinElmer’s EcoAnalytix portfolio of solutions that was developed to meet the changing needs of the environmental market. The EcoAnalytix initiative provides proven technologies and couples them with applications, methods and standard operating procedures to help laboratories tailor sophisticated tools for routine analysis.

The SMS 100 employs thermal decomposition, gold amalgamation and cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry. Standardization can be accomplished using either liquid or solid standards. Additional features include a high capacity autosampler.

PerkinElmer’s mercury analyzers

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