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Mercury Methods & Resources

Methods & Guidance

Appendix to EPA Method 1631

Total Mercury in Tissue, Sludge, Sediment, and Soil by Acid Digestion and BrCl Oxidation, EPA 821-R-01-013

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ASTM D6350 – 14

This test method can be used to determine the total mercury concentration of a natural gas stream to assess compliance with environmental regulations, predict possible damage to gas plant equipment, and monitor the efficiency of mercury removal beds.

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EPA Method 1630

Methyl Mercury in Water by Distillation, Aqueous Ethylation, Purge and Trap, and CVAFS, EPA 821-R-01-020

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EPA Method 1631 Revision E

Mercury in Water by Oxidation, Purge and Trap, and Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry, EPA 821-R-02-019

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EPA Method 1669

Sampling Ambient Water for Trace Metals at EPA Water Quality Criteria Levels, EPA 821-R-96-011

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EPA Method 245.1

Determination of Mercury in Water by Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

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EPA Method 245.2

Mercury (Automated Cold Vapor Technique)

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EPA Method 245.5

Mercury In Sediment (Manual Cold Vapor Technique)

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EPA Method 245.7

Mercury in Water by Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

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EPA Method 3200

Mercury Species Fractionation and Quantification by Microwave Assisted Extraction, Selective Solvent Extraction and/or Solid Phase Extraction

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EPA Method IO-5

Sampling and Analysis for Atmospheric Mercury

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Guidance for Implementation and Use of EPA Method 1631

For the Determination of Low Level Mercury (40 CFR part 136), EPA 821-R-01-023

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USGS Method 5 A-7

Methods for the Preparation and Analysis of Solids and Suspended Solids for Methylmercury

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Publications & Literature

2015 Brooks Rand Instruments Interlaboratory Comparison Study

2015 Brooks Rand Instruments Interlaboratory Comparison Study for Total Mercury and Methylmercury
(Intercomp 2015)

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ILC 2011 Report

Results and statistical distributions from the 2011 study

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ILC 2012 Report

Results, statistical distributions, and method data from the 2012 study

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ILC 2013 Report

Results, statistical distributions, and method data from the 2013 study

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ILC 2014 Report

Results, statistical distributions, and method data from the 2014 study.

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Rothenberg et al 2014

A review paper investigating methylmercury levels in rice, management practices to mitigate this problem, and potential health risks

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Taylor et al 2011

Several methods for mercury speciation analysis using the MERX®-M, a capillary GC system, and an ICP-MS

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"The instrument support team have made doing business with BRI a rewarding experience. The MERX-T and MERX-M instruments have been workhorses in our lab the past two years."

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