Evaluation of microwave digestion systems for mercury recovery in an oil matrix

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The scope of this document is to characterize three microwave systems developed by CEM Corporation. The purpose of this investigative work was to evaluate the performance of each system for dissolution qualities and the recovery of mercury in an oil based matrix. The microwave systems evaluated were the heavy duty vessel system (HDV), the advanced composite system (ACV), and the open vessel system (OVS). All three systems have automated features, but all systems are limited by one factor or another. EPA method 3051 was the procedure used for sample preparation for this project. This particular microwave digestion method can also ... continued below

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Whitaker, M.J. & Clymire, J.W. September 1, 1997.

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The scope of this document is to characterize three microwave systems developed by CEM Corporation. The purpose of this investigative work was to evaluate the performance of each system for dissolution qualities and the recovery of mercury in an oil based matrix. The microwave systems evaluated were the heavy duty vessel system (HDV), the advanced composite system (ACV), and the open vessel system (OVS). All three systems have automated features, but all systems are limited by one factor or another. EPA method 3051 was the procedure used for sample preparation for this project. This particular microwave digestion method can also be used for other metal analytes of interest. Of the three different systems, only the HDV (now UDV) demonstrated complete digestion of the oil based matrix in a one step process and acceptable mercury recoveries.

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  • Other: DE97053995
  • Report No.: WSRC-RP--97-322
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/569056 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 569056
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696827

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Whitaker, M.J. & Clymire, J.W. Evaluation of microwave digestion systems for mercury recovery in an oil matrix, report, September 1, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696827/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.