• MA: Direct thermal decomposition mercury analyzer
  • PE: Fully automated petro-pyrolysis mercury analyzer
  • RA: Reducing-vaporization mercury analyzer
  • RA-4500
  • RA-4300
  • RA-4300FG+
  • RA-5
  • WA: Atmospheric mercury analyzer
  • EMP: Portable mercury survey meter
  • Continuous mercury monitor

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Reducing-vaporization mercury analyzer

RA-4300

Newly designed reducing-vaporization mercury analyzer with high sensitivity, high accuracy and multiple functions

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RA-4300

Advanced reducing-vaporization mercury analyzer with higher sensitivity and accuracy

The RA-4300 is a new-type of reducing-vaporization mercury analyzer that has higher sensitivity, higher accuracy, and equipped with many required functions.

The design is renewed, and a detector, a reagent dispenser and an automatic sample changer are integrated into a single, compact unit.

The solution of samples decomposed through wet-pretreatment, such as tap water, river water, and industrial wastewater are automatically measured.

RA-4300

Samples are wet-pretreated according to measurement methods specified in standards such as JIS K0102 to transform all mercury into the divalent mercury ion (Hg2+) form.

When Tin (II) Chloride solution is added to the wet-pretreated sample, divalent mercury ion (Hg2+) is reduced to zero-valent metal mercury, and, with a mercury bubbler, metal mercury turns into mercury gas.

The acid mist and water vapor that are generated during mercury bubbling is removed with the electronic cooling unit and other devices, and then mercury gas is introduced into the absorption cell, and mercury is measured by atomic absorption spectroscopy.

Various automation help analyzer without enough experience

The RA-4300 is a standard model for mercury measurement but ensures that a variety of its functions improve the reliability of measurement results and support analyzers who have little experience.

  • Daily inspection to check the equipment stability is automated.
  • The peak for mercury and the peak for other substances are identified automatically.
  • Based on the preset conditions, validity of the calibration curves is automatically determined.
  • Flow rate during measurement is monitored to secure the reliability of the automatic measurement.
  • The system for high concentration measurements and the additive recovery test support the accuracy of measurements.

You can use sampling tubes used in the previous model, and you can also perform measurements using commercially available centrifuge tubes.
The RA-4300 shares tubes with other analyzers, which leads to reduction in operating cost.

sampling tubes

Specfications

Sample treatment sectionNumber of sample80
Drive systemTurn table system
Sample trayAcid-resistant Aluminum
Sample containerGlass (50pcs) *Disposable tube is also available
BubblerReagent-resistance resin bubbler
Reagent dispenser sectionDispensingDelivered with a tube pump
Dispensing volumeAdjustable
Dispensed reagentsSulfuric acid, Tin (II) chloride solution, Hydroxylamine hydrochloride solution, Distilled water
Mercury detecting sectionMeasurement principleNon-dispersive double-beam cold vapor atomic absorption
Measurement methodReducing vaporization with open air-supply (Peak height measuring and integration measuring selectable)
Light sourceLow pressure mercury discharge lamp
Wave length253.7nm
DetectorPhoto-tube
Detection limit0.0025ng/5mL (0.5ppt)
*5ppt in case of including chemical treatment
Maximum range500ng/5mL (100ppb)
Measuring time90sec~300sec
Mercury removalAbsorption by activated carbon
Flow monitorFlow sensor
Data processing system
(RA-4300Win)
OSWindows 7
CommunicationEthernet (One-to-one for RA-4300, not for in-house LAN)
DisplayPeak wave shape, Calibration curve, Measuring time and Measuring result
Control softwareStart/stop measuring: Controllable, Reagent dispensing volume setup
Data processing softwareSelectable from 6 formulas (3 linear and 3 3rd Order fits), Correlation coefficient is automatically calculated.
Statistic calculation: Mean value, Standard deviation, Coefficient of variation (All values are automatically calculated.)
PrintMeasuring conditions, Calibration curve, Measured values, Statistical calculations, Peak wave shape and Measuring time
Quality controlCheck standard, Avoid abnormally high mercury etc.
Installation requirementsInstallation dimensions580W x 530D x 619H (mm)
Weight38kg
Power supply(1) AC, single phase, 100V, 220~240V 50/60Hz
(2) Voltage variation: within ±5%
(3) Power capacity: 0.24 kVA (Excluding PC and printer)
(4) Power quality: Non surging, no high-frequency waves, and noiseless.
(5) Distance from power supply: 2m or less
(6) Ground-fault circuit interrupter: 15mA
(7) Grounding: Grounding terminal with ground resistance of 100Ω or less

Applications

Drinking water, Underground water, Seawater, Wastewater, River water, Lake water, Rain-runoff, Liquid & Solid Digestates and more

Test methods

USEPA 245.1, 245.2, 245.5, 7470A, 7471B, ASTM D 3223-02, EN-1483, APHA 3112, JIS K0102 and more

Option

Exhaust fan and hose can be attached.

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