Standard Test Method for Total Mercury in Crude Oil Using Combustion and Direct Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Method with Zeeman Background Correction
|Publication Date:||1 May 2010|
This test method covers the procedure to determine the total mercury content in a sample of crude oil. This test method can be used for total mercury determination in natural and processed liquid and oil products (gasoline, naphtha, etc.).
This test method may be applied to samples containing between 5.0 to 350 ng/mL of mercury. The results may be converted to mass basis.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
WARNING-Mercury has been designated by many
regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central
nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may
be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should
be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See
the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for
details and EPA's website-http://www.e
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.