C Research on Mercury
8. Current Apparatus for Mercury Analysis

Apparatus for total mercury analysis    
Reductive volatilizing apparatus
Stannous ion (Sn2+) reduces mercuric
ion(Hg2+) to mercury vapor (Hg0)
Heating at 800℃ for several minutes
Changes mercuric ion (Hg2+) to mercury vapor(Hg0)
Amount of mercury
This figure shows analytical result of mercuric chloride standard sample.
One milligram of hair sample containing 1 ppm mercury gives a peak corresponding to 1 ng.

Apparatus for methylmercury analysis    
Apparatus for methylmercury analysis
This figure shows data of methylmercuric chloride standard solution. Sensitivity is higher than total mercury analysis.