Cost Savings Comparison: CVAA Versus Direct Mercury Analysis

September 1, 2015
Milestone, Inc

Application Notebook

Issue 0

The majority of environmental laboratories are currently using traditional techniques like cold vapor atomic absorption to analyze samples for mercury content.

The majority of environmental laboratories are currently using traditional techniques like cold vapor atomic absorption to analyze samples for mercury content. However, with the cost of reagents and their disposal continually rising it is important for laboratories to find more cost effective ways to do mercury analysis.

With this in mind, Milestone has created a cost comparison of 250 soil samples to show the benefits of using our DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer. One batch was analyzed with EPA Method 7471 B-Mercury in Solid or Semi-Solid Waste (Manual Cold Vapor Technique), while a second batch was analyzed by Milestone's DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer.


Figure 1: The Milestone DMA-80 Mercury Analyzer: Innovation Delivered.

The DMA-80 offers a 74% cost savings and over 19 h of labor savings compared to CVAA.

*Labor Cost @ $20/h

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