Feb 6, 2023

AQUAGRO ensures its seafood products meet mercury safety regulations with DMA-80 evo

Aquagro is a company specialized in exporting fresh swordfish to Europe from the South Pacific. Its primary goal is to deliver a superior service that provides its clients with complete comfort regarding the quality and safety of their seafood products. At Aquagro, 100% of the fish is inspected for mercury levels in order to meet all European consumer-safety regulations. Aquagro is capable of sampling about 6,500 samples every month. Aquagro’s testing lab was experiencing difficulties with handling large number of samples and rush deliveries that needed to be processed every day to ensure quality and compliance with European legal requirements and regulations. After evaluating many instruments, the Milestone DMA-80 evo direct mercury analyzer was the clear choice to meet Aquagro’s significant throughput needs.

Jul 1, 2022

The Cost Benefits of Direct Mercury Analysis

Let’s take a more detailed look at the cost of analysis comparison between a dedicated mercury analyzer and one using Direct Mercury Analysis. It’s also worth noting that there are three approved methods using this approach - EPA Method 7473 for solid samples and liquids, ASTM method D-7623-10 for total mercury in crude oil using combustion gold amalgamation and cold vapor atomic absorption method and ASTM 6722-01 for coal combustion products.

Direct mercury analysis for research and teaching
Oct 1, 2020

Direct mercury analysis for research and teaching at Lincoln University

At Lincoln University, Mercury determination was a challenging task when working with ICP-based techniques and CVAA. the DMA- 80 poses a unique advantage of a straight-forward operation that has allowed for an easy integration into several teaching courses at Lincoln University.

Safety and reliability
Abr 15, 2019

Determination of trace levels of Hg is a must

The determination of trace levels of Hg is a must and frequently measurements are performed by converting Hg to a vapor and measuring its concentration either by atomic absorption or by atomic fluorescence. DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyser has proved its superb performance in applications for a plethora of samples, such as animal tissues, atmospheric particulate, coal, fish, hair, sediments, soils, vaccines, etc. Even speciation analysis could be performed when associating the DMA-80 with a proper extraction procedure.

Illegal Artisanal Gold Mining
Abr 1, 2019

The impact of illegal artisanal gold mining on the Peruvian Amazon

Recently published on Spectroscopy, this column describes the work of Professor Luis Fernandez and his team in the Department of Biology at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, who are leading a project to study the effects of illegal artisanal gold mining using mercury amalgamation extraction on the human and environmental ecosystem of Peru’s Madre de Dios region of the Amazon.

DMA-80 evo: improved design from the inside out
Dic 19, 2018

DMA-80 evo: improved design from the inside out

With the DMA-80 evo, you get the right results the first time, every time.