METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL SPECIATION OF HEAVY METALS AND OTHER TOXIC POLLUTANTS

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  • McGill University
  • ARIYA, PARISA A
  • RAOFLE, FARHAD
  • DEEDS, DANIEL
  • GUERETTE, EHSE ANDREE

Abstract

This invention relates to systems and methods for measuring quantitatively multiple species or heavy metals, including mercury, and other toxic pollutants. More specifically, the systems and methods of the invention allows for determination of the analytes even at very low concentration, through concentration on a collection interface, desorption and analysis by mass spectrometry. The invention also provides for a portable device or kit for modifying an existing mass spectrometer.