PSA - Model M035K003 - Solid Sampler Kit
The PSA M035K003 Solid Sampler Kit has been designed for the sampling of solids such as soils for the determination of elemental mercury. The system includes argon purging controls purging vessels and transfer buckets for connecting AmasilTM traps. A spiking port has been incorporated into sampling position 1 to allow method recovery data to be obtained.
The unit enables the user to sample soils contaminated with elemental mercury. The mercury analysis is achieved with the PSA 10.525 Sir Galahad or the PSA 10.035 Millennium Merlin 1631 plus the PSA M035S100 Scarifier accessory.
A representative soil sample is weighed into the sample tube. The sample is purged with argon for a fixed time when any elemental mercury will be removed by the argon stream and collected by amalgamation onto the Amasil trap. The argon flow is switched off and the trap analysed in the PSA 10.525 Sir Galahad or the PSA 10.035 Millennium Merlin 1631 plus the PSA M035S100 Scarifier accessory. The unit can purge six traps simultaneously.
The system can be used for sampling any solid environmental samples for elemental mercury analysis.