Frequent Questions

Can digests from SW-846 Methods 3015A and 3051A be used directly on an automated mercury analyzer without any further sample treatment?

Mercury is listed as an analyte in both Method 3015A and Method 3051A. Can digests from those two methods be used directly on an automated mercury analyzer without any further sample treatment (elimination of the aqua-regia and permanganate digestions)?

 

Sec. 1.1 of Method 3015A lists mercury, as does Sec. 1.1 of Method 3051A and Sec. 1.1 of Method 3052.  Samples containing mercury may be digested using the conditions described in these methods (i.e., without aqua-regia and permanganate digestions).  Data from validation of the microwave procedures may be found in the methods.

 

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