• A cost effective and reliable solution to low concentration mercury and arsenic analysis in petrochemical waste streams

A cost effective and reliable solution to low concentration mercury and arsenic analysis in petrochemical waste streams

Nov 19 2019 Read 541 Times

The presence of mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As) in petrochemical waste streams is under increasing scrutiny and, in most parts of the world, discharge regulations require monitoring and reporting protocols to ensure company compliance in line with environmental guidelines.

Analytically, the determination of ultra‐low concentrations of these 2 elements is not easily achieved.  Instruments based on electrochemical detection often suffer from sample fouling problems and other interferences. In addition, the traditional flow‐through systems consume relatively large volumes of reagents, especially when operated on a 24/7 basis.

With these issues in mind PS Analytical has developed and released a new on‐line analyser (10.226). The system uses much lower volumes of reagents (<5ml per sample) whilst still having unprecedented analytical performance based upon PS Analytical’s world class atomic fluorescence detection systems. The new analyser also includes gas saver options, automatic calibration, wide linear working ranges, up to 10 sample streams and grab sample features This instrument performs 20 minute measurement cycles and reaches sub ppb limits of detection.

PSA have analysers to suit all aspects of the monitoring and analysis of Hg, including laboratory instruments and on‐line analysers for gases and liquids. By employing atomic fluorescence spectroscopy as the means of detection the PSA analysers provide unsurpassed detection performance. With literally thousands of systems in the field today and a global support network PSA offers a great package of performance, reliability and support.

Reader comments

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.

Post a Comment

Digital Edition

International Environmental Technology December 2019

December 2019

In This Edition Business News - AcSoft increase investmentas part of ambitious strategy - Aquaread appoint exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand - USA appointments underpin Sig...

View all digital editions


Biogas Convention and Trade Fair

Dec 10 2019 Nuremberg, Germany

Nepal Lab

Dec 13 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Jan 11 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2020)

Jan 13 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2020

Jan 20 2020 Tampa, FL, USA

View all events