Our Mercury Analyzers Simply Make the Analytical Difference

For accurate and reliable measurement of mercury concentration, laboratories around the world turn to Teledyne Leeman Labs for high-performance solutions to a variety of mercury analysis challenges. ​

Download our Mercury-at-a-Glan​ce Comparison Guide to assist in the selection of a mercury analyzer technology. From solid samples to ultra-trace levels in raw materials, we produce an analyzer that is a perfect fit for your application and your laboratories' overall needs.​

The Teledyne Leeman Labs' Family of Mercury Analyzers​

Teledyne Leeman Labs' manufactures fully-automated analyzers designed to easily perform the determination of total mercury concentration in solids, semi-solids and liquids, and ranging from ultra-trace levels to moderate levels of contamination. Our mercury analyzers are equipped with a variety of quality control (QC) features to assist today's laboratory technician, chemist or lab manager in meeting the myriad of challenges that face the modern laboratory.

Our high-sensitivity mercury analyzers are easily maintained with easily accessed consumables and operator-friendly preventative maintenance. The commonality of consumables and service parts among our instruments ensures that your analyzer will be working and reliable for years to come. With a proven track record, we stand behind our mercury analyzers with a one-year warranty and a no-hassle support team that is ready to serve you and your mercury analysis laboratory. To ensure your analyzer continues to perform at optimum sensitivity, an extended warranty service is also available with options for depot repair or expedited, on-site service provided by our field service network.


Hydra IIAA CVAA

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QuickTrace® M-7600 CVAA

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QuickTrace® M-8000 CVAF

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Hydra IIC CAA Combustion

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Hydra IIC (CAA) Mercury Analyzer

Combustion (Thermal Decomposition), Amalgamation and At​omic Absorption (CAA)​

The Hydra IIC is a fully-automated, Combustion Atomic Absorption (CAA) mercury analyzer capable of measuring mercury in solid and semi-solid samples directly, without any acid digestion sample preparation. Flexible enough to handle a myriad of sample matrices, it can determine mercury concentrations in the ultra-trace levels of <0.05 ng (s). The system employs sample combustion (thermal decomposition) in a catalyst filled quartz tube, followed by mercury concentration of the raw material via gold amalgamation, and detection by atomic absorption.

Among its advantages, the Hydra IIC's greatest benefit is the virtual elimination of sample preparation and hazardous waste generation. Because no acid digestion sample preparation is required, the inconvenience and cost of sample analysis and waste disposal is removed. Read More...

Performance

  • 0.0006 ng Instrument Detection Limit (IDL)*
  • Dynamic Range 0.001 ng - 1500 ng
  • Short-term precision (%RSD @ 95% Confidence) ≤4% @ 10 ng/L , N=5

*System Blank Detection Limit is determined by 10 no-boat readings under ideal system conditions. The standard deviation of the 10 readings is multiplied by 3 to determine final value.

Common Methods

  • EPA Method 7473
  • ASTM D6722
  • ASTM D7623

For a full list of applicable methods contact your local sales representative.

Key Features

  • Catalyst and gold trap preventative maintenance in minutes
  • System pressure monitoring identifies an issue with the catalyst or sample boat injector
  • No sample preparation required and no hazardous waste generated
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Excellent sensitivity with no sample dilution required
  • Easy calibration and matrix independent
  • Electronic transfer of sample weight from balance to software
  • Simple "plug and play" design makes preventative maintenance a snap
  • Optional Volatile Hydrocarbon (VHC) Mode
  • Modular design allows optional reconfiguration to a reduction analyzer in minutes
  • Unparalleled, no-hassle support with optional extended warranty and expedited repair

Specifications

Hydra IIC Analyzer Specifications

  • Oxygen carrier gas supplied at 15 psi
  • Power Requirements: 100/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 100W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 47 x 49.5 x 49.5 cm (18.5 x 20 x 20 in)1
  • Weight: 18.4 Kg (40.6 lb)
  • Computer Interface: USB, one standard Ethernet connection (if network connection is desired)

1) Height requires an additional 16 cm (6 in) unobstructed space above to allow the door to sit in the open position.

Autosampler Specifications

  • Integrated design places the autosampler within the system footprint
  • 70 Positions for quartz or nickel sample boats
  • Easily accommodate priority samples while a sequence is running
  • Ongoing, continuous, automated operation by adding more sample boats to the end of a running sequence
  • Power and communication supplied by the Hydra IIC

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QuickTrace® M-8000 CVAF Mercury Analyzer

Chemical Reduction, Optional Hg Pre-Concentration, Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence (CVAF)

The QuickTrace® M-8000 Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence (CVAF) mercury analyzer is ideal for ultra-trace to sub-mg/L mercury quantitation. Due to the high sensitivity of the M-8000, it easily achieves the ultra-trace detection limit of <0.05 ng/L total mercury that is demanded by customers following EPA method 1631. The QuickTrace® M-8000 is also versatile enough to analyze samples >400 µg/L without dilution in a research or industrial setting. Read More...

The QuickTrace® M-8000 mercury analyzer supports three software selected modes of operation (without hardware or tubing configuration changes) to quickly match your analytical requirements. When a method is selected in the software, the instrument switches between ultra-trace analysis and low mg/L analysis, saving method configuration time and eliminating costly mistakes. Modes include:

  • Mode 1: Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CVAFS)
  • Mode 2: Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy Single Gold Trap Amalgamation (CVAFS-SGTA)
  • Mode 3: Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy Double Gold Trap Amalgamation (CVAFS-DGTA)

An exceptionally stable and reliable fluorescence analyzer, the QuickTrace® M-8000 is based on the time-tested CVAF technique. The system is controlled by the Windows®-based, QuickTrace software, which was designed for efficient method configuration, sequence creation, reporting of results and multi-tasking. 

Additionally, cost-saving features such as shut down of the flowing rinse and slowing of the SnCl2 flow during gold trap desorption, result in saving thousands of dollars per year in reduced reagent and waste costs.

For ultra-trace analysis, Teledyne Leeman Labs recommends the addition of our autosampler enclosure to protect the samples from contamination (such as dust particles) that could possibly lead to errors in determination. Additionally the autosampler enclosure also protects your investment from harsh acid gases which are normally present in and around digested samples.

Performance

The QuickTrace M-8000 CVAF analyzer is designed for exceptional short and long-term stability. Using 25 mL or less of sample, an Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) less than 0.02 ng/L is typical using gold trap modes. When consuming less than 10 mL of sample, the M-8000 consistently achieves an IDL less than 0.1 ng/L in non-gold trap mode.

  • Ultra-trace Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) (≤0.05 ng/L)
  • Linearity greater than four orders of magnitude
  • Dynamic range <0.05 ng/L to >400 µg/L
  • In Mode 1, by response comparison to a 100 ng/L standard, the system exhibits <0.01% memory effect of a 1 mg/L standard, immediately following the ingestion of a 1 part per million (mg/L) sample
  • In Mode 1, without employing the system's smart rinse technology, the analyzer is ready to accurately measure a sample within four minutes following the ingestion of a 1 ppm sample
  • In Mode 2 and 3 - short-term precision (%RSD @ 95% Confidence) = 2.5% @ 5 ng/L, n=5

Common Methods

  • EPA Method 245.7
  • EPA Method 1631
  • SW 846-7474
  • EU Methods:  Din ISO 16772
  • ISO 17852

For a full list of applicable methods contact your local sales representative.

Key Features

The QuickTrace M-8000 CVAF mercury analyzer boasts three specialized analytical modes and options for no, single or double gold amalgamation (enrichment). This highly-precise analyzer is the choice for labs wanting to meet the most stringent reporting limits for academic research or enhanced waste discharge limits demanded by the “Clean Water Act".

  • Non-foaming Gas Liquid Separator (GLS) with overflow prevention
  • Automatic end-of-run and system inactivity standby routines
  • Advanced contamination control, over-range protection and smart rinse features
  • Intuitive gas controls eliminate air infusion into the system during sample probe movement during analysis (Mode 2 and 3)
  • EPA 1631 and EPA 245.7 compliant (Mode 2 and 3 with gold amalgamation)
  • “Smart Rack" technology allows the autosampler to use racks of varying sizes from 90, 60, 40, 24 or 21 tube position racks for samples, standards or quality control (QC)
  • 12-roller, 4-channel peristaltic pump
  • Sample volume from 0.5 mL to >50 mL
  • Unlimited QC sample positions
  • Intuitive, Windows®-based QuickTrace® software
  • Unparalleled, no-hassle support with optional extended warranty and expedited repair

Specifications 

QuickTrace M-8000 Mercury Analyzer Specifications

  • Argon carrier gas, variable psi not to exceed 50 psi
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 20 x 48 x 60 cm (8 x 19 x 24 in)
  • Weight: 15 Kg (33 lb)
  • Computer Interface: RS-232 or USB

ASX Autosampler Specifications (ASX-280 or ASX-560)

  • ASX-280 Tray Size: 10 Standards, 2 Sample Racks
  • ASX-560 Tray Size: 10 Standards, 4 Sample Racks
  • 5 Racks with the following options:
    • 90 x 7 mL
    • 60 x 14 mL
    • 40 x 20 mL
    • 24 x 30 mL
    • 21 x 50 mL
  • Computer Interface: RS-232 or USB
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
  • ASX-560 dimensions (H x W x D): 62 x 58 x 55 cm (24.4 x 22.5 x 21.6 in) / Weight: 11.7 kg (26 lb)
  • ASX-280 dimensions (H x W x D): 62 x 35.5 cm x 55 cm (24.4 x 14 x 21.6 in) / Weight: 8.1 kg (17.8 lb)

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QuickTrace® M-7600 CVAA Mercury Analyzer

Chemical Reduction and Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAA)

The QuickTrace® M-7600 Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAA) mercury analyzer easily achieves ultra-trace mercury detection limits of <0.5 ng/L, and is an ideal analyzer for ultra-trace to sub-mg/L mercury quantitation in digested native solutions and raw industrial manufacturing materials. Capable of analyzing virtually any aqueous acidified sample, the QuickTrace M-7600 was specifically designed for routine and research use in a variety of settings including environmental laboratories, industry and research institutes. Read More...

 

QuickTrace M-7600 CVAA Mercury Analyzer

The QuickTrace M-7600 is an exceptionally sensitive and stable mercury absorbance analyzer capable of analyzing water and wastewater, soil and sediment and biological tissue and fluid sample matrices. Built on the proven CVAA technique, the M-7600 is capable of ultra-trace to sub-mg/L mercury quantitation. The system affords extraordinary flexibility and is capable of analyzing samples >500 µg/L without dilution, as well low mg/L and ng/L analysis, without hardware or tubing configuration changes. 

The QuickTrace M-7600 is controlled by the Windows®-based, QuickTrace software, which was designed for efficient method configuration, sequence creation, reporting of results and multi-tasking. For data performance, stability and security, the system uses TCP/IP communication to guarantee stable data collection. An Ethernet adapter is included for dedicated control. To simplify the installation, Teledyne Leeman Labs will pre-configure the TCP/IP communication setting to the customer's preferences. 

For ultra-trace analysis, Teledyne Leeman Labs recommends the addition of our autosampler enclosure to protect the samples from contamination (such as dust particles) that could possibly lead to errors in determination. Additionally the autosampler enclosure also protects your investment from harsh acid gases which are normally present in and around digested samples. 

Performance

The QuickTrace​ M-7600 CVAA mercury analyzer has excellent short and long-term stability. An Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) of less than 0.3 ng/L is typical of this analyzer, while using less than 20 mL of sample and completing sample analysis in under 4 minutes.

  • Ultra-trace Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) (< 0.5 ng/L)
  • Linearity greater than four orders of magnitude
  • Dynamic range <0.5 ng/L to >500 µg/L
  • Without the system's smart rinse technology enabled, the analyzer is ready to accurately measure a sample within four minutes, following the ingestion of a 1 mg/L sample
  • Short-term precision (%RSD @ 95% Confidence) <1.2% @ 20 ng/L, n=5
  • Short-term precision (%RSD @ 95% Confidence) <6.0% @ 5 ng/L, n=5

Common Methods

  • EPA Method 245.1
  • EPA Method 245.5
  • SW 846-7470
  • SW 846-7471
  • ASTM Method:  D3223, D3624, D6414, and D6784
  • EU Methods:  Din ISO 16772, EN-13806, EN-16175-1, and ISO 12846

For a full list of applicable methods contact your local sales representative.

Key Features

  • Non-foaming Gas Liquid Separator (GLS) with overflow prevention system
  • Custom TCP/IP communications per customer preference
  • Advanced contamination control, over-range and smart rinse features
  • Superior baseline stability with double-beam optics
  • Ozone-free, low vapor pressure mercury excitation lamp
  • Sample analysis with or without an autosampler
  • Unlimited QC sample positions
  • Automatic end-of-run and inactivity standby routines
  • 12-roller, 4-channel peristaltic pump
  • Sample volume from 0.5 mL to >20 mL
  • High-Capacity Mode reduces analysis time to <60 seconds per sample
  • Intuitive, Windows®-based QuickTrace® software
  • Unparalleled, no-hassle support with optional extended warranty and expedited repair

Specifications 

QuickTrace M-7600 Mercury Analyzer Specifications

  • Argon or nitrogen carrier gas supplied at 120 psi
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 46 x 20 x 56 cm (18 x 8 x 22 in)
  • Weight: 16 kg (35 lb)
  • Computer Interface: Ethernet

ASX Autosampler Specifications (ASX-280 or ASX-560)

  • ASX-280 Tray Size: 10 Standards, 2 Sample Racks
  • ASX-560 Tray Size: 10 Standards, 4 Sample Racks
  • 5 Rack with the following options:
    • 90 x 7 mL
    • 60 x 14 mL
    • 40 x 20 mL
    • 24 x 30 mL
    • 21 x 50 mL
  • Power Requirements: Power supplied by the M-7600 at 24 VDC
  • ASX-560 dimensions (H x W x D): 62 x 58 x 55 cm (24.4 x 22.5 x 21.6 in) / Weight: 11.7 kg (26 lb)
  • ASX-280 dimensions (H x W x D): 62 x 35.5 x 55 cm (24.4 x 14 x 21.6 in) / Weight: 8.1 kg (17.8 lb)

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Hydra IIAA CVAA Mercury Analyzer

Chemical Reduction and Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAA)

Hydra IIAA mercury analyzer delivers the performance required to meet tightening regulatory demands and the productivity needed for laboratories to operate efficiently. Its parts-per-trillion Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) for total mercury, exceptional stability and unique over-range protection easily satisfy the most stringent quality control (QC) specifications. Its high-capacity autosampler with extra-large CCV/CCB containers permits long periods of unattended operation. Read More...

Performance

The Hydra IIAA has the sensitivity and selectivity needed to meet or exceed the requirements of many US and European standard methods. With its ng/L detection capability, exceptional stability and powerful over-range protection system, the system is capable of satisfying the requirements of most laboratories, while its high capacity autosampler assures extended unattended operation. 

  • ≤5ng/L Instrument Detection Limit (IDL) for lower reporting limits
  • Dynamic range 5 ng/L - 1 mg/L
  • Fast analysis cycle times of less than 1 minute.
  • Short-term precision (%RSD @ 95% Confidence) ≤3.3% @ 20 ng/L , N=5

Common Methods

  • EPA Method 245.1
  • EPA Method 245.5
  • EPA Method 245.6
  • EPA Method 7470A
  • EPA Method 7471B
  • EN 1483
  • EN13806
  • ISO 12846

For a full list of applicable methods contact your local sales representative.

Key Features

  • Dynamic Range from ng/L to mg/L  means fewer dilutions
  • 3rd Generation Gas Liquid Separator(GLS) handles difficult or foamy samples
  • Excellent long-term stability for meeting QC criteria
  • High-capacity autosampler with sample capacity from 63 to 270 positions, large CCV and CCB reservoirs and smart rinse to minimize sample cycle
  • Advanced contamination control with features such as unique over-range protection, flow through rinse and interchangeable sample introduction
  • Built-in preventative maintenance schedule and on-line audio/visual help
  • Modular design allows optional reconfiguration to a direct (combustion/thermal decomposition) analyzer in minutes, to eliminate sample preparation
  • Unparalleled, no-hassle support with optional extended warranty and expedited repair

Specifications

Hydra IIAA Analyzer Specifications

  • Argon or nitrogen carrier gas supplied at 15 psi
  • Power Requirements: 100/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 100W
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 47 x 49.5 x 49.5 cm (18.5 x 20 x 20 in)1,2
  • Weight: 18.4 Kg (40.6 lb)
  • Computer Interface: USB, one standard Ethernet connection (if network connection is desired)
  1. ​Height requires an additional 16 cm (6 in) unobstructed space above to allow the door to sit in the open position.
  2. If an optional autosampler is installed, the autosampler rinse pump adds an additional 8 cm (3 in) to the total width required.

Autosampler Specifications

  • Integrated design places the autosampler within the system footprint
  • 3 Racks with the following options:
    • 90 x 8 mL
    • 60 x 15 mL
    • 40 x 20 mL
    • 24 x 30 mL
    • 21 x 50 mL
  • Power and communication supplied by the Hydra IIAA

FAQs

  • How do I minimize mercury losses during digestion?
    Typically, a small amount of concentrated HCl added to the sample pre-digestion will complex any free mercury before, during and after the digestion process.

  • ​​What is the best way to build a calibration for a direct combustion mercury analyzer?
    The most economical and precise calibrations are created from aqueous standards. Aqueous standards tend to be relatively free of bias resulting from weighing errors. Solid materials can have homogeneity and moisture issues that will create bias in your calibration plots.  ​​

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